The Daily Northwestern

Illinois legislators override Rauner’s veto, pass state budget

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor

July 6, 2017

After going over two years without a budget, Illinois finally secured a fiscal plan after state legislators overrode Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the plan and passed the budget through state legislation. In a news release,...

City, local unions may start new contract negotiations soon as budget crisis continues

Billy Kobin, Reporter

May 2, 2016

Evanston officials said they predict difficulties in upcoming union contract negotiations due to the state budget crisis and lack of pension funding. Three of the four major public unions in the city have contracts up for negotiation...

Rauner approves emergency funding for Illinois higher education

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 25, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bipartisan state Senate bill into law Monday that will allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities, colleges and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill passe...