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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 ...

University credits MAP grants despite budget crises

University credits MAP grants despite budget crises

By Ali Braboy

August 25, 2015

Over $12 million in the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program grants has been distributed to 5,667 University students for the fall semester, despite the lack of a planned state budget, said Director of Student Financial Aid Dan Mann.As Illinois continues to go without an approved state budget, co...

Bennett advances bill to create the Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Act

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2015

State Senator Scott Bennett, D-52, advanced House Bill 821 Wednesday to help combat sexual assault.According to a press release from the Illinois Senate, Bennett advanced the bill in order to give more protections to Illinois students. Bennett, the chief sponsor of the bill, said he experienced many ...