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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
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders announced his support of State Representative Carol Ammons.
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...

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.
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...

Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

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,”...

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)
February 17, 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,”...

University students traveled to Springfield for Crisis Advocacy Day

University students traveled to Springfield for Crisis Advocacy Day
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...

Rauner vetoes bill to decriminalize marijuana

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...

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.
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...

Ammons launches petition against budget cuts

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...

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.
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...

LIVE: Election updates

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,...

Ammons brings experience to the electoral ballot

Ammons brings experience to the electoral ballot
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...

Ammons and Rosenberg debate at candiate forum

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...

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