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Illinois college-aged residents, graduates flee state by thousands

Illinois college-aged residents, graduates flee state by thousands

Timothy Duke, Assistant. News Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

By the tens of thousands, college-age residents in Illinois are fleeing rising property taxes, underfunded public schools, and desolate job opportunities; they are opting instead to attend out-of-state universities or seek employment where property taxes do not feast on their livability. Illinois is...

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered Illinois’ annual budget address Wednesday, saying that Illinois is “in a state of readiness to become the economic powerhouse of the midwest.” Although Rauner seemed to appease his political base, many believe that the address was nothing more than political peacocking...

Hundreds of new Illinois laws go into effect in 2018

Hundreds of new Illinois laws go into effect in 2018

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under News

With the beginning of a new year comes the inauguration of more than 100 new laws in Illinois. The Statehouse is often out of sight and out of mind for a lot of people, but the laws it signs are of equal consequence as those passed by the Federal legislatures. The laws passed cover dozens of topics from...

Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

Pawar announces Cairo mayor as lieutenant governor running mate

Benjamin Conboy

August 17, 2017


Filed under Metro, News, Politics

Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar announced his running mate as Tyrone Coleman, the mayor of downstate Cairo. The announcement came at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Pawar’s home district of Ravenswood to a full crowd at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Read More &...

Ald. Pawar casts himself as outsider in governor’s race

Ald. Pawar casts himself as outsider in governor’s race

Brenden Moore

February 27, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward) brought his start-up gubernatorial campaign to DePaul last Tuesday night, making a progressive case for the merit of government while jabbing at Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wealthy Democratic primary rivals. Pawar, who represents the Lincoln Square, North Center and R...

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Brenden Moore

February 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Putting to bed months of speculation, Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, announced last week his candidacy for governor of Illinois. Read More »...

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

Associated Press

January 19, 2017


Filed under Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' elected leaders are split on whether they're attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aren't planning to attend. While Republicans including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton are going,...

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

Brenden Moore

December 30, 2016


Filed under Politics

It may be only be seven weeks from the last election, but Illinois political observers are already eyeing the 2018 midterms as Gov. Bruce Rauner faces what could be a contentious reelection campaign. Given it’s the dull week between Christmas and New Years, let’s take a look at some possible ...

Journalism center co-director discusses ‘apocalyptic’ election year

Journalism center co-director discusses ‘apocalyptic’ election year

Jake Ekdahl

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Carol Marin has been a journalist in Chicago for nearly 40 years, spanning several different presidents, governors, mayors and other politicians. Those years of experience came in handy Tuesday night as she gave the inaugural lecture at the DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity an...

MAP grants a responsibility of the state

Yazmin Dominguez

July 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

A year ago, Illinois began its fiscal year without a state spending budget. Among the various types of services crucial for the well-being of many Illinois residents being cut, the Monterary Award Program (MAP) grant was also facing an uncertain future. Decided by Gov. Rauner, the MAP grant was unfu...

DePaul students join ‘Moral Monday’ protests

DePaul students join ‘Moral Monday’ protests

Ellie Braida

November 4, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

It wasn’t business as usual Monday morning as hundreds showed up to march through Chicago’s Financial District for this week’s #MoralMonday protest, where demonstrators gathered to fight Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget. Read More »...

Runaway Rauner: Confrontation, not collaboration

Runaway Rauner: Confrontation, not collaboration

Brenden Moore

February 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Feb. 12 marked the one-month anniversary of Bruce Rauner’s tenure as governor of Illinois. In that span, there have been plenty of PowerPoint presentations breaking down the bad economic shape the state is in, there was a State of the State address where Democrats openly laughed at some of the governor’s...

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