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Interior of the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield
In 2006, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the “Let Them Rest in Peace Act,” which prevents the disruption of funerals or memorial services with disorderly conduct. Now, with the help of 17 NIU students and one class project, House Bill 180 might undergo an amendment change. The amendment was created as a final project...
Gov. Quinn laid out his budget plans for Fiscal Year 2012 last Wednesday to mixed reviews. The $35.4 billion in general revenue funds expenditure, $1.7 billion dollars higher than last year, supports no new programs, provides additional headcount for agencies including the Departments of Revenue and Corrections, and provides for the state’s increased payments for health insurance...
President John G. Peters
Colleagues, Today Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his state budget proposal for next fiscal year, signaling his spending priorities for Fiscal Year 2012. His speech focused mostly on reduced funding levels and emphasized the importance of restructuring the state’s backlog of unpaid bills by borrowing approximately $8.75 billion to pay off most of the outstanding debt owed...
Parameters of the budget discussions will be set this week. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn presents his budget address Wednesday, Feb. 16, and is expected to identify cuts that have already been made, debts that must be paid and the need for bonding in order to expedite those payments to vendors. The size of current obligations range from...
Photo of VOTE button
When the Illinois General Assembly adjourned last spring, one of the new laws passed required the creation of a pilot in-person voter registration and early voting program at several state universities, including NIU. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Thursday, Oct. 21, any NIU student, faculty, staff or resident of DeKalb County can register to vote and...
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