The Daily Northwestern

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...

Illinois to vote on pension-related constitutional amendment

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 26, 2012

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois voters will decide in less than two weeks the future of a proposed amendment to the state constition regarding the threshold needed to pass pension increases. The amendment, HJRCA 49, would require a three-fifths...