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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

While some have applauded Invest in Kids for giving students more flexibility in school choice, many Evanston-area lawmakers have criticized the tax credit program for diverting funding from the state’s coffers.

Public school advocates celebrate end of controversial Invest in Kids scholarship program

November 15, 2023

The Illinois General Assembly did not extend the Invest in Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program at its Nov. 9 fall veto session. The program, which provides indirect state support for qualifying students...

City financial officer Hitesh Desai at a City Council meeting. Aldermen will vote on the 2020 budget at a meeting on Monday.

City Council to introduce budget ordinance

November 17, 2019

City Council will vote to introduce the ordinance that would approve the city’s 2020 budget at its meeting Monday. The proposed 2020 budget, which was first published online on Oct. 4, now stands...

State Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-Chicago) on the floor before the Illinois House. The House passed a bill Tuesday that would remove barriers to abortions at the state level.

Illinois bill to remove abortion restrictions passes House

May 28, 2019

As neighboring states impose increasingly restrictive reproductive rights laws, the Illinois House passed a bill Tuesday that would remove many potential state-level barriers to abortion. The Reproductive...

An examination room at Whole Womans Health of Peoria. Democratic lawmakers are pushing to update current Illinois laws regarding reproductive health.

Democratic lawmakers aim to update current reproductive health laws in Illinois

May 17, 2019

State Democratic leaders joined together Wednesday in calling for the revival of the Reproductive Health Act amid other states’ efforts to restrict access to abortion. The legislation aims to amend...

Evanston gears up as Springfield sets eyes on  marijuana legalization

Evanston gears up as Springfield sets eyes on marijuana legalization

May 9, 2019

Mayor Steve Hagerty said he expects Evanston to be one of the first municipalities to opt into the use of recreational marijuana if Gov. J.B. Pritzker's legalization plan is adopted by the Democrat-led...

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