The Daily Illini

Obama expresses concern over bipartisan conflicts in Springfield

President Barack Obama stops at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Ill., following his speech at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Marijo Enderle

February 11, 2016

President Barack Obama spoke in Springfield on Wednesday to an Illinois legislature steadfast in the state budget standoff; just a day after he released his own national budget proposal to an equally partisan Congress.Obama expressed disappointment with the current state of party compromise, stressi...

Senator Mark Kirk joins fight against LGBT discrimination

Residents walk through Main Street at the Champaign Pride Parade on September 19, 2015.

By Daniel Corry

January 25, 2016

Mark Kirk, Illinois senator, became the first Republican senator to co-sponsor the Equality Act Tuesday. The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity by building on past civil rights laws. These laws already protected individuals ...

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

By Maggie Sullivan

September 13, 2015

Tim Nugent founded Disability Resources and Educational Services at the University in 1948. Nearly 70 years later Rep. Rodney Davis, R-13, wants the government to recognize Nugent’s leadership.During a visit to Nugent Hall and the University‘s DRES facility, 1207 W. Oak St., Saturday Davis, announc...