The Daily Northwestern

Senate leadership reveals state budget legislation package

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 10, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Leaders in the Illinois Senate presented a package of bills meant to help the General Assembly pass a budget on Monday. Sen. President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and Senate minority leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) negotiated...

Evanston, AFSCME begin contract talks

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Local, Politics, State

The city is beginning its negotiations with the local AFSCME Council amid uncertainties surrounding negotiations at the state level. Last week, a commission appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner declared an impasse in the talks last...

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,...