The Daily Northwestern

Know your ballot: State comptroller race heats up over state budget crisis

Robin Opsahl, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

The race for state comptroller in Illinois, usually a low-profile election, has had over $12 million dollars poured into the two candidates’ campaigns, as Republicans and Democrats in the state fight over the position controlling...

Rauner expected to approve emergency higher education funding

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 24, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign a Senate bill passed by Illinois lawmakers Friday that would allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill...

State political leaders open negotiations in fifth month without a budget

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories

Illinois Budget Crisis Top Illinois political leaders met Tuesday in Springfield for the first time since May to negotiate the five-month state budget impasse. At the urging of political reform groups, Gov. Bruce Rauner spo...

Evanston representative Daniel Biss drops out of comptroller race

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

November 23, 2015

Filed under City, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced Monday he would exit the race for Illinois comptroller. Biss entered the race to challenge Republican incumbent Leslie Munger last spring. Shortly thereafter, Chicago city clerk...