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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

An illustration of a ballot box with the word “Vote” on it sits in front of a background of dollar bills.

Small donor match fund aims to level election playing field

October 3, 2023

Evanston’s new small donor match fund will allocate city funds to mayoral election candidates and aims to allow qualified candidates to run for office regardless of their ability to pay campaign costs. City...

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Illinois redistricting process continues without 2020 census data, dividing residents and legislators

April 29, 2021

A delay in the availability of crucial 2020 census data is dividing state legislators and residents as they look to remap Illinois’ congressional districts in a legislative year that’s been anything...

 Former gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) and his former running mate state, Rep. Litesa Wallace (D-Rockford), speak at Evanston Township High School. They were two of many local officials who discussed the need for campaign finance reform on Saturday.

Evanston residents, officials talk local campaign finance reform

April 8, 2018

About 100 people gathered at Evanston Township High School on Saturday morning to discuss solutions to end big-donor and Super PAC involvement in local elections. The event, hosted by nonpartisan watchdog...

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) talks with constituents after a town hall meeting in 2015. A bill sponsored by Biss that would use public funds to match small donor contributions passed in the state Senate Tuesday.

Small donor matching bill passes in Illinois Senate

May 18, 2017

A measure that aims to use public funds to match small donor contributions passed in the Illinois Senate Tuesday. The bill, announced by State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) in February, would “weaken”...

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) speaks at a town hall in January. Biss introduced a bill that would create a rank-based voting system for several offices in Illinois.

Biss introduces ranked-choice voting bill

February 16, 2017

A bill introduced by State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) earlier this month would set up a ranked-choice voting system for state elections. The bill, which Biss introduced Feb. 1, would amend the state...

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