The Daily Northwestern

Cook County Board votes for paid sick time for suburban workers

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 9, 2016

Filed under City, Local, State

The Cook County Board voted Wednesday to give suburban workers paid sick time. More than 440,000 suburban workers in Cook County, including those from Evanston, will be affected by the ordinance allowing a maximum of five...

Illinois suspends investments with Wells Fargo

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

October 4, 2016

Filed under Business, City, State

Illinois will cease investments and business relations with Wells Fargo for at least a year, the state treasurer announced Monday. According to a news release, Wells Fargo “improperly opened” 2 million bank accounts nationwide...

Rauner vetoes automatic voter registration bill despite bipartisan support from legislators

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

August 15, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a voter registration bill Friday that would have automatically registered voters seeking a new or updated license, saying the law would be at odds with federal law. The bill, which would take effect...

Illinois drops PARCC college readiness exam

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

July 13, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Illinois high school students will no longer take the short-lived PARCC college readiness exam after parents, teachers and administrators said it distracted from regular class instruction, the State Board of Education announced...

Evanston construction projects to resume as planned

Jerry Lee, Summer Managing Editor

July 4, 2016

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

Two Evanston construction projects will no longer be cancelled as officials had previously expected now that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a stopgap budget approved Thursday by the Illinois House and Senate. The Dodge Avenue Protected...

Rauner signs temporary budget to alleviate year-long stalemate

Nora Shelly, Reporter

June 30, 2016

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

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a stopgap budget Thursday that will fund the state until January, compromising with lawmakers a full year after Illinois began operating without a spending plan. The six-month budget, which passed by...