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Illinois proposes a ‘Sugar Tax’ to potentially ease budget concerns

Aeriel Storey, Assistant Editor for Features

February 1, 2017

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, State News, Top Stories

The Illinois General Assembly proposed a new tax on sugary drinks, such as soda, in a new bill proposed as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act. This proposal, Senate Bill 9, will increase the cost of sugary drinks by one... Read more »

Illinois budget crisis leading to ‘brain drain’

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, News, State News

The University of Illinois Springfield is pushing ahead without any direct funding from the state, since a budget stalemate for more than a year has stopped all disbursements coming from the Illinois government. “We’ve... Read more »

Zika Virus case confirmed in Champaign County

Aeriel Storey, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Filed under National News, News, State News

On Friday, Sept. 2, Champaign County confirmed its first case of a Zika virus infection. According to reports from The News Gazette, the case was at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but public health officials could... Read more »

Redistricting referendum struck down by Illinois Supreme Court

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, National News, News, State News

The Illinois Supreme Court voted along partisan lines last Thursday, ruling 4-3 that the redistricting referendum proposed by Independent Maps is unconstitutional and will not be on the November ballot. “The Illinois Supreme... Read more »

UIS still funding MAP grants

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, News, State News

UIS will continue to support students who receive MAP grants through the fall semester amid the ongoing budget crisis in Illinois. “Providing students with an exceptional and affordable college experience remains a top priority... Read more »

Sexual abuse incident a reminder of risk in higher education

Jessey Bruce, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Journal Archives, National News, News, State News

A safety notice regarding sexual assault was sent out to students on Tuesday, Aug. 23. This notice informed students of a crime that had been committed in Founder’s Residence Hall (FRH) the previous week. While the case is... Read more »

The Illinois Innocence Project celebrates its 15-year anniversary

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

May 4, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Features, Journal Archives, News, State News

On April 30, the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) held their ninth annual Defenders of the Innocent Event at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, which 423 people attended. The event is the IIP’s major fundraising event,... Read more »

Exonerees to speak at Defenders of the Innocent event

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 20, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, News, State News

The Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) is set to host the ninth annual Defenders of the Innocent Event. Many exonerees will be attending the event, including most recent exoneree Teshome Campbell, who was exonerated on Jan. 29 after... Read more »