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Illinois Representative Jeff Keicher (left), NIU President Lisa Freeman and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in conversation after a press conference Tuesday. During this press conference, Pritzker spoke on college funding and ensuring affordable education for Illinois students. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Pritzker discusses college funding at NIU

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | April 4, 2023

Editor's note: This piece was updated at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday to include more information. DeKALB – With a historic push on higher education, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker emphasized the funding that his proposed fiscal year 2024 budget...

Letter to the Editor: Alumnus supports Christopher Kennedy for governor

By James Sheridan | February 23, 2017

The relentless negativity of Governor Rauner needs to be stopped.Governor Rauner has brought pain to people who don’t deserve it.Rauner has devastated higher education in Illinois.Rauner has nothing to show for his years in office except reckless proposals...

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...

Too close to call: Brady, Quinn neck-and-neck for Gov. seat early Wednesday morning

By Deanna Bellandi | November 3, 2010

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn clung to an extremely thin margin over Republican challenger Bill Brady early Wednesday as voters in the state and around the country tossed Democrats out of office in a GOP wave. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Quinn and...

Gov. Quinn cancels NIU visit, 3 other Ill. universities

By Northern Star Staff | October 18, 2010

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has cancelled his trip to the NIU campus as well as three other Illinois universities scheduled for today. Brenna Conway, college coordinator of Quinn’s campaign, said Quinn also canceled trips to the University of Illinois at Chicago,...