The Daily Eastern News

Governor candidate discusses taxes, education

Olivia Swenson-Hultz | The Daily Eastern News
Daniel Biss, a member of the Illinois Senate from the 9th district, speaks at Eastern about his campaign for governor.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017

State Sen. Daniel Biss, (D-Evanston) discussed his campaign for governor at a meeting with the EIU Democrats Tuesday. Biss’s campaign is mainly based around reforming the “unfair tax system” and reforming Illinois’s flat income tax system, which has been done away with by the majority of...

Another governor candidate to speak Tuesday

Staff Report

April 24, 2017

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), one of the Democratic candidates for governor, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Effingham Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Biss formerly announced he would be running for governor in March. According to his website, he currently represents...

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...

Edgar Speaker Series talks politics

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 22, 2015

One of David Yepsen’s favorite stories from his days covering presidential campaigns was when then-presidential candidate Jimmy Carter had a press conference and Yepsen was the only reporter to show up. Yepsen, the director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and former political write...

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...

Edgar Speaker Series to teach students about politics

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 19, 2015

Students and faculty interested in politics will get a chance to talk about the upcoming 2016 presidential campaigns as a part of the Edgar Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Thursday in Buzzard Hall Auditorium. David Yepsen, the director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale,...

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