The Daily Northwestern

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...

Evanston workers to see $13 minimum wage by 2020

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 27, 2016

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

Evanston workers will see their minimum wage raised to $13 an hour over the next four years, after the Cook County Board approved the incremental increase on Wednesday. Starting in July, wages will increase to $10 an hour....

Illinois registers record-high number of voters

Robin Opsahl, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois reached an all-time high for registered voters in the state, approaching 8 million people signed up to cast a ballot. The state now has more than 7,988,000 registered voters, breaking its previous record of 7,789,500...