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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...

Fighting more than fires

Fighting more than fires

By Brittney Nadler

April 1, 2015

Former St. Joseph Fire Chief Rusty Chism began to notice shortness of breath in the summer of 2013. He thought it may have been related to his heart, but his doctor said it was working fine. They were, however, concerned with a dark spot that appeared just below his chest. The dark spot turned out to be...

Yes for Independent Maps: a good proposal

April 2, 2014

I read with interest Brad Barber’s article on The Daily Illini’s Opinions page on March 31. It endorsed an end to gerrymandering in the Illinois House and Senate electoral districts statewide by way of a proposed constitutional amendment. This proposition would establish an independent commission to...