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State Senate passes ‘student loan bill of rights’

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor

May 11, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday to establish protections for borrowers of student loans. The bill, which was introduced by state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) in February, will ensure students and their families...

Illinois Senate passes automatic voter registration bill

Billy Kobin, Reporter

May 24, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

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...

Illinois General Assembly passes roughly $700 million for social services, awaits governor action

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

May 12, 2016

Filed under City, State

A bill releasing about $700 million to social services unanimously passed through both houses of the Illinois legislature on Thursday. The funds would help social services that have gone nearly a year without their full shares...

Prison lawsuit bill passes Illinois Senate

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 10, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local, Politics

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that would prohibit the state from suing prison inmates under certain circumstances passed the Illinois Senate last week. Senate Bill 2465 would prohibit the Illinois...

State campus sexual assault bill seeks clear policy, community collaboration

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

May 29, 2015

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

A bill aiming to improve institutional response to campus sexual assault passed the Illinois Senate last week. The bill includes requirements that colleges and universities notify victims of their rights and provide them with...