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Illinois Under J.B. Pritzker

Emily Albrecht, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019

Filed under News, Politics, Spring 2019, State News

Now that Bruce Rauner is out of office, Chicago-based entrepreneur, businessman, billionaire and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker has been elected by the citizens of Illinois to take his place. With...

College of Democrats Invite State Rep. Scott Drury to second Town Hall Meeting

Tamarra Newbern, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Politics, State News

State Representative, Scott Drury, visited the College of Democrats for a town hall to talk about his candidacy for Attorney General. The College of Democrats on the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) campus looks to e...

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

Aeriel Storey, Assistant Editor for Features

February 2, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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