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Baker unsure of election’s effects on NIU

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker said he is not sure what a “blue legislature” and “red governor” mean for NIU and the state at Wednesday’s University Council meeting.Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, professor and chair of the Electrical Engineering Department,...

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner celebrates his win over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday in Chicago. Rauner claimed victory on Election Day, but incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn has not conceded as he said some votes have yet to be counted.

Funding for NIU may change under Rauner’s budget

By Kristin Maglabe | November 5, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner’s win over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the gubernatorial race could mean funding changes for NIU.Rauner, who got about 51 percent of the vote Tuesday, won over Quinn, who has yet to concede. Rauner’s budget plan includes...

Twitter reactions to Rauner taking governor’s seat

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2014

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Bruce Rauner takes Illinois governor seat in midterm elections: AP

Bruce Rauner takes Illinois governor seat in midterm elections: AP

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2014

Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner has taken Gov. Pat Quinn’s seat in the midterm elections, according to projections.The race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country — pitted Rauner against Quinn, who has served as governor since...

Vote in midterm elections

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 28, 2014

Students should take advantage of voting ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm elections.The top two governor contenders — Democrat Pat Quinn and Republication Bruce Rauner — have opposing plans for the state’s budget, and that will affect how NIU will receive...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday in Springfield

Gov. race worth your time

By Matthew Flores | March 26, 2014

Come November, Illinois will decide if Gov. Pat Quinn will stay in office or if the torch will pass to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.Whatever your political affiliation, the opportunity to vote is a right many in the world do not possess and not...

Rauner, Quinn to face off in gov. race

By Rachel Scaman | March 19, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn will face off in November’s gubernatorial elections, with Illinois’ pension reform set to be a key issue.Rauner took the win among the Republicans in the primary elections Tuesday. The race was between...

Pass/Fail: Winter weather is finally letting up, Primaries bring bad commercials

By Danny Cozzi | March 16, 2014

Pass: Winter weather is finally letting upIn a fit of anxious excitement, I’ve been checking the weekly forecast all weekend.Guess what? Most of this week appears to feature the most consistent streak of habitable weather conditions we’ve experienced...