The Daily Eastern News

Righter talks decision to not seek re-election, Illinois’ political climate

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2019

After being a part of the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years now, State Sen. Dale Righter said it is time for someone else to represent the 55th district. Righter made the announcement that he will not seek re-election on May 31. Following the end of his term in January of 2021, Righter said he...

Pawar proposes “new deal” for Illinois

Chicago Alderman Amaya Pawar, who recently announced his bid for democratic nomination for governor, spoke to a room of members of the Eastern community Saturday afternoon.

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 27, 2017

Inspired by the determination of former president Franklin D. Roosevelt and equipped with a vision, Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar, from the 47th ward, spoke to students, faculty and community members about his plans for the future of Illinois on Saturday. Pawar recently announced his bid to run for...

Panelists suggest tax increase for higher ed funding

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017

Panelists during the “Higher Education: Collateral Damage in the Budget Battle” presentation explained the impact of the budget impasse on higher education and the need for raising both income and sale taxes to ensure funding. Richard Wandling, chair of the political science department, said Illinois...

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