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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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...

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...

Dennis Malak

Malak seeks stability, representation for 110th District

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...

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...

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.

Budget crisis affects SACIS

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...

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.

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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