The Daily Northwestern

Illinois, Cook County lawmakers move to nix ‘tampon tax’

Sophia Bollag, In Focus Editor

March 31, 2016

Evanston women will likely pay less for tampons and other feminine hygiene products starting next year, but just how much less is now up to state lawmakers. In Illinois and most other states, feminine hygiene products are subject...

RTA system ranks highly nationally despite aging vehicles

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

April 19, 2015

Nearly one-third of the state’s northeastern region’s transportation vehicles under the Regional Transportation Authority had reached the end of their minimum useful life in 2013 but still ranked highly in the nation, the...