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Student senators push for automatic voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 7, 2016

In the 2014 federal elections, 44.8 percent of 18-to 24-year-olds voted in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.SSRealizing the 18 to 24 year-old demographic is the lowest demographic to vote, Spencer Haydary, junior in LAS,JT led an Illinois Student Senate resolution that demonstrates support fo...

Illinois representatives drop bill after national outcry

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 29, 2016

A pair of Illinois state representatives have dropped their support for a bill that would have refused birth certificates to newborn children if the mother did not list a father on the certificate.House Bill 6064, formerly sponsored by representatives John Cavaletto and Keith Wheeler, was introduced on Feb...