The Daily Eastern News

Students share their thoughts on increasing minimum wage

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


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Students on campus shared mixed opinions about a bill passed by the House on Feb. 14 to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Marcus Burns, a junior majoring in applied engineering technology, said making $15 a hour is good for workers, but it has its downfall. “It would suck f...

CUPB, McCann talk potential minimum wage hike

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2019


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It would cost Eastern just under an additional $2 million a year to cover the costs of a potential $15 increase in minimum wage by 2025. Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs, made this announcement Friday during a Council on University Planning and Budget and talked about the...

Hidden Treasures fire caused by lightning strike

Staff Report

June 14, 2018


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A lightning strike caused the fire at Hidden Treasures resale shop on Sunday. According to a press release from the Charleston Fire Department, fire investigators and the investigator for the insurance company said the cause was determined as a result of the fire patterns and the thunderstorms in...

State universities asked to ‘tighten belt’ to fill possible deficit

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

March 8, 2017


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Representatives from the nine public universities and three higher education agencies met with the Senate Committee on Higher Education Tuesday and were asked how they can “tighten their belts” in order to fill a proposed budget deficit. After Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced a budget proposal in...

Malak seeks stability, representation for 110th District

Malak seeks stability, representation for 110th District

Sam Fishel, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 22, 2015


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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...

Illinois politics to be discussed in the Union

Lauren Barry, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2015


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Problems with the Illinois government will be the topic of a discussion during the “Illinois Politics and Government: Options for Reform” at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Richard Wandling, the chair of the political science department, is leading the discussion at the Loft of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University...

Anti-Slavery Presentation at Booth Library

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2015


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The next presentation in Booth Library’s latest exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” focuses on the topic of the anti-slavery movement during the Civil War. The presentation, “The Anti-Slavery Movement in Black and White,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the West Reading...

University enrollment fluctuates statewide

University enrollment fluctuates statewide

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Some four-year public universities have steadily declined statewide in student enrollment. Enrollment for Eastern, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University has declined; however, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois State...

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