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Rauner gives his take on Janus v. AFSCME; Blitz talks aftermath

Gov. Bruce Rauner explained his stance on the U.S. Supreme Court Janus decision Monday before speaking with Charleston area business owners at Unique Suites Hotel.

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

July 2, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Monday that the creation of a government website that asks employees to notify the State of "changes in their union membership status" was misleading but was instead a necessary way to give information regarding the Supreme Court's Janus ruling on public sector unions.   ...

Local officials talk state of state address, Senate Package

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 26, 2017

Local officials weighed in on remarks made by Gov. Bruce Rauner during his annual State of the State Address and a Senate Package that could provide higher education funding Wednesday. State rep. for the 110th district Reggie Phillips (R) said the governor moved toward a bipartisan direction in his...

Eastern prepares for budget cuts with layoffs

David Glassman, newly elected president of Eastern, speaks at a press conference introducing him as the new president at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, Mon. March 2, 2015 in the University Ballroom. Glassman will begin his position this summer June 1, 2015.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2015

Eastern will begin laying off employees to offset impending budget cuts from the state and low enrollment beginning in July, according to an email President David Glassman sent to faculty and staff at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Glassman states in the email that the number of people who will be laid off...

Eastern seeks preliminary budget approval

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2015

Eastern will submit a preliminary budget to the Board of Trustees Friday giving the university the authority to spend money in the fiscal year that begins Wednesday despite the state dragging out its own budgetary process. The preliminary budget could change in the future depending on how much money...

Universities await budget decision from state

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2015

Eastern faces a potential $13.85 million cut in the fiscal year 2016 budget while uncertainty remains as to what the final numbers will be and when the governor will give his approval. Illinois Sen. Dale Righter, who represents the 55th district containing Eastern, said both Democrats and Republicans...

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