The Daily Northwestern

Gong-Gershowitz wins crowded Democratic primary for 17th District state representative

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

March 21, 2018

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz has bested four other candidates in the Democratic primary for the Illinois 17th District state representative seat, moving one step closer to filling the open position. State Rep. Laura Fine, who served...

Bill to allow for dissolution of certain Illinois townships

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 6, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Illinois residents would be able to vote on local government consolidation and township dissolution under a bill passed in the Illinois House of Representatives last month. State representatives voted March 29 overwhelmingly...

Know your ballot: Voters consider constitutional amendment on transportation funding

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 1, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois voters are being asked to decide on a constitutional amendment that would block legislators from using funds slated for transportation projects for anything other than their outlined purpose. The Illinois Transportation...