The Daily Northwestern

Illinois unemployment rate hits historic low

Emma Edmund, Assistant City Editor

September 24, 2019

Illinois hit a 4 percent unemployment rate in August, the state’s lowest monthly unemployment rate, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The announcement is based on preliminary data from the U.S. Bure...

Illinois Senate passes automatic voter registration bill

Billy Kobin, Reporter

May 24, 2016

The Illinois Senate passed a measure sponsored by Evanston representatives last Thursday that would automatically register state residents to vote when they receive their driver’s licenses. Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) co-sponsored...