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Year in Review: Map grants

May 9, 2016

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants have caused a large amount of uproar among Illinois students throughout this past academic year. Tight state budgeting has led to controversy and difficult decisions. “MAP...


Suburban Express trial verdict expected May 2

By Daily Illini Staff Report February 29, 2016

The criminal case against Suburban Express owner Dennis Toeppen went to trial last week in Lake County.Toeppen was charged with online harassment in July and pleaded not guilty to the charges on Aug. 8,...

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)

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

By Samantha Jones Toal February 18, 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,”...

State issued bar checks down

State issued bar checks down

By Aaron Navarro December 10, 2015

As the state of Illinois approaches its seventh month without an official, approved budget, Illinois police are starting to see consequences as cuts to programs and initiatives continue to be made.Due...

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Secretary of State Jesse White came to  the Institute of Government and Public Affairs on July 25 to discuss House Bill 226, online voter registration and to urge the governor to sign House Bill 2418 which would allow 17 year olds to vote in the primaries if they would be 18 by the next general election.

License plate renewal notifications suspended during state budget impasse

By MaryCate Most December 2, 2015

Seat belt buckled? Check. Gas tank full? Check. License plates renewed? Maybe not.Illinois residents will need to take one more precaution before driving due to a recent budget cut that has suspended mailing...

IL among growing list of states banning refugees

IL among growing list of states banning refugees

By Charlotte Collins November 18, 2015

Twenty-six states in the U.S. have now announced they will not accept Syrian refugees.Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Monday that the state of Illinois will not be admitting Syrian refugees in the aftermath...

Refugees to be refused

Refugees to be refused

By Ali Braboy and Charlotte Collins November 17, 2015

Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s announcement to temporarily suspend Illinois accepting new Syrian refugees, there are many people within Illinois who believe more refugees should be accepted into America...

New state law oversees fantasy sports

By Vivienne Henning October 27, 2015

Illinois state representative Mike Zalewski introduced new legislation Tuesday to give protection to those who are involved with online fantasy sports gaming.The proposed legislation was spurred from the...

Undecided state budget could affect 911 calls

By Dixie Limbachia October 20, 2015

The lack of a state budget has put current 911 call procedures in jeopardy.Emergency calls are funded through state taxes. The funds are available but cannot be spent without an approved state budget....

Some think the label of “felon” stigmatizes ex-criminals

By Christin Watkins October 18, 2015

Former governor George Ryan — who was convicted of fraud and racketeering charges in 2006 — recently called for legislation to end labeling people as “felons” once they serve their...

UI professors found in violation of Ethics Act

By Maggie Sullivan September 27, 2015

Nearly two years after physics professor George Gollin’s unsuccessful campaign for democratic congressional candidate, three University professors became the subject of an ethics investigation by the...

Illinois women will not get equal pay until 2065

Illinois women will not get equal pay until 2065

By Mara Kupelian September 23, 2015

Working women in Illinois will not achieve equal pay for 50 years.A recent study published by “The Status of Women in the States” and released by the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy...

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