The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Governor’s pension proposal could shift financial burden to public universities

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor February 14, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed shifting the responsibility for paying pension costs to local school districts and public universities in an attempt to balance the state budget Wednesday. Rauner said in...

Reggie Phillips to talk about budget at public meeting

Staff Report July 19, 2017

Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) will speak about his vote on the Illinois state budget at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Maranatha Baptist Church in Mattoon. Phillps, along with other members of the Illinois...

State Budget passed for 1st time in 3 years

State Budget passed for 1st time in 3 years

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter July 6, 2017

The Illinois House of Representatives overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on three bills Thursday, giving the state its first budget in three years. Under this budget, Eastern will receive 100 percent...

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...

Representative candidates talk district issues

Cassie Buchman, News Editor November 3, 2016

With the elections coming up and a state set in a gridlock, both candidates running for representative of the 110th district talked about their plans to rectify the state’s instability and lessen its...

Dennis Malak, Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 110th represenative district, sits next to an empty chair and answers questions from community members during a forum Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Reggie Phillips, the incumbent representative, was not in attendance.

Malak discusses platform, Phillips absent at forum

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter October 12, 2016

The candidate forum Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union allowed students, faculty, staff and community members to ask the candidates questions about their campaign and their plans...

Fund EIU, Malak respond to Phillip’s comments

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor September 14, 2016

Members from the Fund EIU campaign and Dennis Malak, the Democratic candidate for representative, spoke out Tuesday against remarks made by Republican Representative Reggie Phillips Monday at his office...

Phillips talks reforms for Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor September 13, 2016

Republican representative Reggie Phillips discussed the negative light Eastern was put under last year as a result of the budget crisis during his office hours Monday night. Phillips said the enrollment...

Dennis Malak

Malak seeks stability, representation for 110th District

Sam Fishel, Staff Reporter June 20, 2016

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...

Members of Easterns chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois stand outside the office of Rep. Reggie Phillips on May 16.

Marchers descend on office of Rep. Phillips

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Staff Reporter May 16, 2016

About 50 people assembled at Morton Park, marched down Lincoln Avenue and surrounded Rep. Reggie Phillips at his legislative office Monday. These demonstrators goal was to discuss the Illinois budget...

BOT approves $172 million budget; state funding uncertain

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief June 29, 2015

The Board of Trustees passed a budget of about $172 million Friday, though administrators said expenditures could change depending on how much money comes in from the state. President David Glassman...

State bill proposes sexual assault policies for universities

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2015

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would require universities to deal with sexual assault cases by adopting a “comprehensive policy” consistent with existing state and federal law. House...

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