The Daily Northwestern

Despite not passing 2016 budget, Democrats advance 2017’s budget

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 27, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a state budget for next fiscal year late Wednesday, despite not passing the budget for 2016 and heavy criticism from Republicans. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 passed...

Duckworth holds press call on gender wage discrimination

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 13, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s (D-Ill.) campaign used Equal Pay Day as a platform to highlight differences between her and Sen. Mark Kirk’s (R-Ill.) voting record to end wage discrimination in the workforce. Duckworth’s campaign hosted a press call T...

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...

Anti-conversion therapy activism in Illinois gains momentum alongside national movement

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics, State

Illinois activists and politicians are ramping up efforts to gain votes for a state ban on so-called conversion therapy for LGBT youth in the hopes of passing the bill out of the state’s House of Representatives by next Friday’s...