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Illinois legislators override Rauner’s veto, pass state budget

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor

July 6, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

After going over two years without a budget, Illinois finally secured a fiscal plan after state legislators overrode Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the plan and passed the budget through state legislation. In a news release,...

Letter to the Editor: Higher education funding cuts are urgent issue for all Illinois residents, NU students

May 14, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As the end of the spring legislative session in Springfield arrives, hope for a better tomorrow perseveres. Both political parties share some common goals: keep Illinoisans from leaving, attract more residents, business and jobs...

Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Propelled by a statewide budget crisis and a rapid shift in the perception of marijuana, Illinois lawmakers introduced two new bills in March that aim to legalize the often-maligned drug for recreational use by adults and to regulate its sale through taxation. Should a bill pass in eit...