The Daily Northwestern

Gov. Bruce Rauner reports more than $170 million in income for 2015

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 13, 2016

Filed under City, Local, National, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife have reported more than $170 million in income for 2015. The Rauners had a taxable federal income of $176.7 million and paid more than $50 million in state and federal taxes on that income. ...

Local women in politics mourn Clinton loss

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 10, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, National, Politics, State

As the reality of a Donald Trump presidency began to sink in Wednesday, elected officials and leading women in the predominantly-Democratic city of Evanston lamented what could have been. Based on polling and punditry, people...

Democrats lose supermajority in Illinois House

Stavros Agorakis, A&E Editor

November 10, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Republicans broke the Democrats’ supermajority in the Illinois House late Tuesday night, getting rid of the opposing party's veto power. Republicans remain the minority party in the House of Representatives,...

Know your ballot: State comptroller race heats up over state budget crisis

Robin Opsahl, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

The race for state comptroller in Illinois, usually a low-profile election, has had over $12 million dollars poured into the two candidates’ campaigns, as Republicans and Democrats in the state fight over the position controlling...

Know your ballot: Voters consider constitutional amendment on transportation funding

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 1, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois voters are being asked to decide on a constitutional amendment that would block legislators from using funds slated for transportation projects for anything other than their outlined purpose. The Illinois Transportation...

Know your ballot: Former Winnetka village president Jessica Tucker challenges Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 28, 2016

Filed under City, Election 2016, Politics, State

Fiscal responsibility, gun control and protecting the environment are at the top of the election platforms for both Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) and her opponent former Winnetka village president Jessica Tucker. Gabel...