The Journal

Illinois Raises Smoking Age

Spencer Voyles, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

On April 8, Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker signed House Bill 345 into law. This law raises the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. These products include “electronic cigarettes, or alternative nicotine prod...

Trump’s National Emergency

Nathan Cooper, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

The way in which president Trump is appropriating funds for the wall on the United States-Mexico Border should concern every American. Regardless of one’s opinion on immigration, border security or the idea of a border wall...

Springfield and Chicago Municipal Elections Approach

Jacob Tebbe, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

The municipal elections for the cities of Springfield and Chicago are approaching. The elections for Chicago will be held on February 26 with a run-off (if necessary) occurring on April 2. The consolidated primary for Springfie...

Morality Is Not A Replacement

Spencer Voyles, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

In a tweet posted on December 2, rising Democratic Socialist politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called attention to the recently failed audit of The Pentagon. This audit, occurring back in November, revealed a mismanagement of around $21...

Illinois Under J.B. Pritzker

Emily Albrecht, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019

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...

Senate Meeting Discusses Excused Absences for Campus-sanctioned Events

Nathan Cooper, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

October 12 saw the fourth Campus Senate meeting of the semester.  The meeting started off at 10 a.m. with a discussion about a proposed resolution.  This resolution stated that faculty would be strongly...

SGA Candidates Debate Campus Issues Prior to Election

Spencer Voyles, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

With the future of the campus in their hands, the candidates for the student government association recently debated the pressing issues of UIS students at the Student Union. From campus cats to pools, the debate dredged up so...

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