The Daily Eastern News

Governor’s pension proposal could shift financial burden to public universities

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed shifting the responsibility for paying pension costs to local school districts and public universities in an attempt to balance the state budget Wednesday. Rauner said in his budget address that the pension revamp will cut $1 billion in taxes, claiming that the legislature...

EIU-UPI seeks signatures to petition Rauner

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

February 1, 2017

Members of EIU-UPI set up a table to gather signatures for a petition to Gov. Bruce Rauner concerning health insurance negotiations Tuesday afternoon in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. They will set up a table again today outside the Union food court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to...

Malak seeks stability, representation for 110th District

Dennis Malak

Sam Fishel, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2016

Dennis Malak is certain that through advocacy for stability and responsive legislating, he will be the best choice to represent the interests of Eastern, Charleston, and the entire 110th District in the upcoming Illinois elections. Malak, of Charleston, said that he has seen first hand the impact of...

House passes bills for potential state funding

Mackenzie Freund, Online Producer

March 4, 2016

Eight months without a budget has left about 200,000 students in the cold and other state services without money. The ongoing budget impasse has left the legislature trying to find a way to compromise with Gov. Bruce Rauner after he vetoed funding for almost everything except K-12 funding. Rauner...

Budget crisis affects SACIS

Nick Fetrell and Dan Alix hold their fellow ROTC member, Craig Sharp as he struggles to complelte a mile in heels during Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Sunday. ROTC was a sponsor of the event, which was hosted by Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Servies (SACIS) on April 27, 2014.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 29, 2015

A social service agency known to many on campus is facing hardships because of the current budget impasse in the Illinois government. The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service relies heavily on state funding and without knowing the budget, the agency is sorting out their next steps. This...

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

Former Illinois govenor Jim Edgar introduces David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC, during the Edgar Speaker Series in Buzzard Auditorium on Thurday.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 22, 2015

Not having a budget passed for Illinois is a pressing issue for many who live in the state. Someone who has been vocal about his concerns is former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, who recently came to Eastern for the Edgar Speaker Series. “There’s a lot of things that are not being funded, prime example...

Column: Rauner’s bill not helping

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill August 24 to help reduce school disciplinary rates, specifically with suspensions in public and charter schools statewide. The bill will go into effect September 2016. The newly signed bill, Senate Bill 100, will force schools to drop any “zero tolerance policy”...

City Council to vote on revised local government resolution

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2015

The Charleston City Council will vote Tuesday on a revised resolution called “Supporting Local Government Relief and Reform” and eight ordinances for funding local business renovations. The resolution, originally titled “Supporting Local Government Empowerment and Reform,” passed on April 7 and was meant to show the city’s support for some of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to create local ri...

City Council revises ‘empowerment zone’ resolution

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

May 5, 2015

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday to reconsider a resolution that was passed in the beginning of April regarding workers’ empowerment zones. The council then unanimously voted to place a revised version of the resolution that originally supported some of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s initiatives for right-to-work zones on file for public inspection. All four council members and Mayor Larry Rennels were present. Based on public comments from the April 21 meeting and other communications raising concerns, the...

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