Courts across Illinois are facing a shortage of court reporters, with the average age of people in the profession rising and fewer young people taking it on as a career.
One-third of registered nurses, age 55 and older, indicated they’ll retire in the next five years, leaving potential voids in psychiatric, school and other nursing specialties.
St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.
Rural areas of state could be hit hardest by doctor shortage.
Higher feed costs cutting into profits for Missouri pig farmers.
The shortage is hitting retailers hard. Some places have posted signs saying they can no longer fill balloons.
The shortages are mostly in oncology drugs, but antibiotics, immuno suppressant drugs and ADHD medications are in short supply too.