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Sanders endorses, funds Carol Ammons campaign

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the ARC on March 12, 2016. Photo by Lily Katz

By Claire Hettinger, News editor

May 24, 2016

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders announced his support of State Representative Carol Ammons Tuesday. Ammons is the representative for the Illinois 103rd Legislative District which covers Champaign and Urbana. Sanders voiced his support through an email sent to his national f...

Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Senator Scott Bennett, Representative Carol Ammons, and Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten lead a discussion on the future of Automatic Voter Registration(AVS) in Illinois on Mar. 31.

By Claire Textor

April 3, 2016

A public forum was held at the Illini Union to discuss automatic voter registration last Thursday, March 31. Students at the University and members of the community gathered to express their curiosity and qualms with the voting process.JTVoters would automatically be registered to vote in their new d...

Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 13, 2016

Maddie Wilson, freshman in engineering,JT didn’t think she was going to vote in the Illinois primary election. She wasn’t registered and didn’t know if she had the time.“I almost didn’t vote,” she said. “You have to go out of your way to vote, but these are decisions that will directly affect us and it’s important...

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up after giving his first speech as governor on Monday Jan. 12, 2015 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 18, 2016

After months of a budget standstill, Gov. Bruce Rauner said he still can’t approve the state budget until it’s balanced.“The truth is, we haven’t had a truly balanced budget in Illinois for decades,” he said in his budget address Wednesday morning. “In ways both obvious and hidden, we’...

University students traveled to Springfield for Crisis Advocacy Day

University students traveled to Springfield for Crisis Advocacy Day

By Christin Watkins

October 20, 2015

Over 250 Illinois college students chanted “cuts mean us” when they arrived in Springfield Tuesday to advocate for students and budget solutions fund higher education.The students visited the state capital in hopes of making legislators aware of the negative impact the state’s proposed 31.5 per...

Rauner vetoes bill to decriminalize marijuana

By David Stage

August 19, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Aug. 14. He amended the bill to make the legal amount smaller and increase fines for possession. The Illinois General Assembly can either pass the bill as amended by the governor or the bill will die. The ori...

Town hall meeting discusses state budget negotiations

State Rep. Carol Ammons and State Sen. Scott Bennett discussed Illinois budget proposals with Champaign-Urbana residents at a town hall meeting on Thursday, July 9.

By Ben Lash

July 10, 2015

In response to current negotiations for a state budget, State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, held a town hall meeting on Thursday, where local residents could voice their concerns.The meeting, which was held at Carpenter's Local 24...

Ammons launches petition against budget cuts

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 25, 2015

State representative Carol Ammons launched a community-wide petition in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut funding to the University.Ammons issued a press release Monday discussing her petition to urge the General Assembly to decline Rauner’s proposal.“Our public universities and colleges are vital t...

Richartz has become an unexpected leader for Illinois women’s track and field

Illinois' Stephanie Richartz smiles as she acknowledges her record-breaking pole vault height of 4.38 meters at the Armory on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The Illini came in first with 216 points, followed by Northern Illinois with 122.

By Alex Wallner

February 25, 2015

Illinois women’s track and field senior Stephanie Richartz would be the first to tell you that she never had track and field in her mind when she chose to attend the University of Illinois. But after deciding to walk on the team as a freshman, her attitude towards the sport changed.Richartz didn’t e...

LIVE: Election updates

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 5, 2014

Illinois will be electing the governor, state representatives and senators during Tuesday's midterm elections. Here you can find updates from our reporters around the Champaign-Urbana area on candidates, results and more. Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten said 12,000 people voted prior to the electio...

Ammons brings experience to the electoral ballot

Ammons brings experience to the electoral ballot

By Eleanor Black

February 24, 2014

As a current member of the Urbana City Council and former member of the Champaign County Board, Carol Ammons has spent six years in elected public service to the Champaign-Urbana community. Now running for representative of the 103rd district, she is looking to widen the scope of that community. Her...

Ammons and Rosenberg debate at candiate forum

By Eleanor Black

February 22, 2014

In the third and final candidate forum, held Friday night at the Champaign City Council Chambers, two democratic candidates for the 103rd district’s House seat, Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg, answered questions posed by members of the community. The candidates described their government experience and...