The Daily Northwestern

State Senate passes ‘student loan bill of rights’

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor

May 11, 2017

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

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

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...