The Daily Eastern News

Political science professor discusses similarities between Illinois budget crisis, current government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 14, 2019

In 2015 Illinoisans began experiencing a 793-day-long budget crisis that lasted into 2017, and Ryan Burge, professor of political science, is seeing similarities between it and the 25-day-long government shutdown U.S. citizens are currently facing. “This speaks to a larger problem. The reason that the Illin...

Approaching elections raise questions about wages

Katie Smith, Online Editor

September 22, 2014

Recent protests and political campaigns have brought to the forefront of workers' minds whether they might better survive off an increased minimum wage. Currently, in Illinois, the state minimum wage is set at $8.25 an hour, while the federal minimum wage rests exactly one dollar lower at $7.25 an...

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