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Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

By Kennedy Jones | January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject....

Chicago mayoral election signifies diversity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 11, 2019

Chicago made two progressive leaps in last week’s mayoral election: Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s first black female, openly lesbian mayor. The Editorial Board congratulates Chicago on this forward-thinking move and expresses hope for...

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Trump flips swing states for win

By Nicole Scott | November 10, 2016

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

MAP grant bill passes House

MAP grant bill passes House

By Nicholas Bosshart | March 7, 2016

Projected state appropriations for NIU’s operating budget and for the Monetary Award Program, of Senate Bill 2043, House Bill 4539, House Bill 2990, House Bill 6415 and Fiscal Year 2017. The values are in percentages of what NIU and MAP is estimated to spend for FY 2016 once a budget is finalized. 

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., comments about the vote on the defense spending bill and his failed amendment that would have cut funding to the National Security Agencys program that collects the phone records of U.S. citizens and residents, at the Capitol, July 24, 2013. The Amash Amendment narrowly lost, 217-205. The White House and congressional backers of the NSAs electronic surveillance program lobbied against ending the massive collection of phone records from millions of Americans saying it would put the nation at risk from another terrorist attack.

Justin Amash

By The Associated Press | July 29, 2013

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., comments about the vote on the defense spending bill and his failed amendment that would have cut funding to the National Security Agency's program that collects the phone records of U.S. citizens and residents, at the Capitol,...

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., comments about the vote on the defense spending bill and his failed amendment that would have cut funding to the National Security Agencys program that collects the phone records of U.S. citizens and residents, at the Capitol, July 24, 2013. The Amash Amendment narrowly lost, 217-205. The White House and congressional backers of the NSAs electronic surveillance program lobbied against ending the massive collection of phone records from millions of Americans saying it would put the nation at risk from another terrorist attack.

Pass/Fail: Standing up to the NSA & pointless protest at the Shedd

By Danny Cozzi | July 29, 2013

Pass: House members standing up to NSAThe House of Representatives voted down an amendment July 23 that would significantly reduce the data-collection powers of the National Security Agency.Typically, I would say our government failing to view the people’s...

Election Profile: U.S. Representative IL-14

By Joe Palmer | October 29, 2012

Election Profile: U.S. Representative- IL-14th Randy Hultgren Party: Republican, Incumbent Age: 46 Hometown: Winfield Education: Bachelor’s degree from Bethel University, J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law Career: Vice president of marketing at Performance...

State parks, forest preserves may impose annual fees

By Mary Diamond | April 23, 2012

Illinois residents may soon be paying annual fees to visit state parks and forest preserves. Passed by the House of Representatives in March, House Bill 5789 (HB 5789) was assigned to the Senate revenue committee last week. The bill would allow state...

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

By Jessica Jenks | March 1, 2011

The House of Representatives voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood on Feb. 18. The representatives pushing to pass the bill claimed that federal funding should not go toward a place that advocates and provides abortions. Although abortion...