In Trump’s orbit, some muse about mandatory military service

Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon during the chaotic closure of Trump’s tenure in Washington, detailed his vision for the ASVAB and a range of other changes as part of Project 2025, the conservative Heritage Foundation’s aspirational government-wide game plan should the presumptive Republican nominee return to the White House. Though Trump has not publicly endorsed its policy proposals, Miller is among a cluster of influential former administration officials and GOP lawmakers who have mus

Philips Agrees to Pay $1 Billion to Patients Who Say They Were Injured by Breathing Machines

A Royal-Philips breathing machine user shows the device the company sent her as a replacement after a recall. It was missing vital components.

After years of legal battles, Philips has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits waged by thousands of people who say they were injured by breathing machines capable of releasing toxic particles and fumes into their noses, mouths and lungs.

The proposed settlement unveiled Monday between the global manufacturer and plaintiffs’ lawyers wil

Misuse of EV stations in city garages may prompt hourly fee or tickets

Officials at the Maple Avenue and Sherman Plaza parking garages have received several complaints about electric vehicles occupying charging stations for hours on end, leading some Evanston City Council members and officials to discuss imposing hourly charging rates or issuing citations to electric vehicle owners.

Images obtained by the Evanston RoundTable show many vehicles remaining in place at charging stations for anywhere between four and nine hours at a time, treating charging stations as

Street sign approved honoring Evanston Civil Rights legend

The Evanston Parks and Recreation Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve the installation of an honorary street sign named after 95-year-old Civil Rights leader and native Evanstonian Bennett J. Johnson.

If City Council approves, the street sign will be placed on Washington Street between Custer and Sherman avenues.

Johnson, an educator and activist who worked with iconic Black American figures such as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali and Malcom X, spent a significant portio

'Shame on you': Protesters interrupt 4th Ward meeting to call for cease-fire

Dozens of protesters marched into the Fourth Ward meeting at Robert Crown Community Center on Tuesday night demanding the adoption of a cease-fire resolution condemning violence in Gaza and the West Bank.

As demonstrators sang “cease-fire now” and chanted “Free Palestine” and shouted “shame on you,” Fourth Ward Council Member Jonathan Nieuwsma attempted to calm the crowd but ultimately promised to “close this meeting” and “go home” if the interruption continued.

Nieuwsma said while he probably

Video: Rep. Deluzio talks threats to democracy in exclusive interview

Medill News Service reporter Julian Andreone interviews Rep. Chris Deluzio in his office in Washington on Dec. 7, 2023. (Luis Castaneda/MNS)

WASHINGTON — Congressman Chris Deluzio, D-Pa., an Iraq War veteran, former voting rights attorney and former labor union organizer, worked in election security for Pitt Cyber before entering Congress in 2022.

Now, Deluzio joins Medill News Service for an exclusive interview from Capitol Hill to speak about his unique experience in assessing threats to Ame

Senators debate effects of regulating Wall Street and press corporate CEOs on exploitation of American consumers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., presses JPMorgan Chase CEO and establishment mega donor Jamie Dimon on criminals’ use of major banks and cryptocurrency during a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing on Wednesday. Julian Andreone/MNS

WASHINGTON — Ordinarily, Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, begins each hearing in the Senate Banking Committee with an opening statement on the matter at hand, but he was beaten to the punch on Wednesday by JPMorgan Chase CEO and billionaire

Latest SCOTUS ethics concern centers on former clerks returning as counsel

From left: Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Samuel A. Alito and Elena Kagan. Standing from left are Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Ketanji Brown Jackson. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has recently come under fire for a host of ethical issues revolving around gift disclosures, privately funded travel, forgiven loans and other fina

Supreme Court hears case to determine whether non-bankrupt shareholders can use bankruptcy law to circumvent lawsuit liability

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case drawing widespread interest and close attention due to its involvement of the infamous Sackler family, who launched the painkiller OxyContin in 1996 and bear significant responsibility for fueling an opioid crisis that has killed more than one million people.

Nearly all 50 U.S. states have filed lawsuits against the Sacklers and their pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma. Various Native American tribes, local governments, Can

Senators debate CFPB effectiveness in protecting consumer interests and stimulating economic growth

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who served as the first special advisor of the CFPB under the Obama Administration, questions CFPB Director Rohit Chopra on Nov. 30, 2023. (Julian Andreone/MNS)

WASHINGTON — Senators discussed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s role in preventing recessions by regulating banks and financial institutions and debated whether the agency is operating within its jurisdiction in a Senate Committee o

‘America can never be first if America’s alone’: Chris Christie rips Trump, calling him a ‘coward’

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie delivered a foreign policy address before fielding questions from supporters and undecided voters at the conservative-leaning Hudson Institute on Wednesday. (Julian Andreone/MNS)

WASHINGTON — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a 2024 Republican presidential candidate, decried anti-Israel sentiments on college campuses and in American politics during a foreign policy address at conservative think tank Hudson Institute on Wednesday.

Christie recently

Senators scrutinize scale of wealthy tax cheats and ways to increase IRS effectiveness in collecting funds

Senate Committee on Budget Chair Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., delivers his opening statement after gaveling the committee into session on Nov. 8. (Julian Andreone/MNS)

WASHINGTON — Senators condemned the loopholes some of the wealthiest Americans have used to avoid and evade paying taxes and sparred over the best ways to maximize IRS effectiveness during a Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Democrats on the committee argued that increased IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act has all

Senators address increased violence and harassment against election workers

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., delivers her opening statement after gaveling the committee into session on Nov. 1. (Julian Andreone/MNS)

WASHINGTON — Senators decried the increased violence and harassment that election officials have faced since the 2020 presidential election cycle and expressed further concern about decreasing faith in election administration across the country during a Committee on Rules and Administration hearing Wednesday.


Senators debate response to Iran’s alleged use of illicit finance networks to fund Hamas and Hezbollah terrorism

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, delivers his opening statement after gaveling the committee into session.

WASHINGTON — Senators sparred over the most efficient ways to address the use of illicit finance networks funding terrorism in a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing Thursday.

The discussion largely focused on identifying and combating Iran’s alleged role in funding Hamas terrorism in Israel this month. Expe

Senate Committee on Finance Addresses Deceptive Practices Plaguing Seniors Covered by Medicare Advantage Plans

WASHINGTON — Reform proposals targeting deceptive marketing practices that private insurance companies use against seniors and Americans with disabilities to turn profits appeared to receive broad bipartisan support from members of the Senate Committee on Finance in a hearing Wednesday.

The committee discussed Medicare Advantage plans, with a focus on improving senior experiences by increasing their access to accurate information on the plans before the open enrollment period for the program be

Supreme Court hears case that pits whistleblower rights against the scope of corporate power

From left: Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Samuel A. Alito and Elena Kagan. Standing from left are Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Ketanji Brown Jackson. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that is being closely followed by corporations and whistleblower rights groups across the country. It will d

Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses ways to combat Chinese investment tactics and corruption abroad

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Ben Cardin, D-Md., committed to upholding the core values of American diplomacy, including anti-corruption, while serving in his new position. (Sophia Bollag/MNS)

WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met Wednesday to evaluate the potential reauthorization of the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act.

The BUILD Act, introduced in 2018 by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and co-authored by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.

ASG Senate allocates about $1,000 to student organizations

The Associated Student Government Senate meets Tuesday. In last week’s Senate meeting, ASG postponed the remainder of its funding distribution to give senators more time to hash out differences of opinion. Senators distributed the remaining $1,000 to student groups Tuesday.

The Associated Student Government Senate distributed the remaining money in its $30,000 budget for additional funding to student organizations on Tuesday.

ASG allocated $28,906 in the first funding senate meeting May 24, bu

ASG Senate allocates about $29,000 to student organizations

The Associated Student Government postponed the remainder of Wednesday’s funding senate to give Senators more time to deliberate and hash out differences of opinion.

The Associated Student Government Senate allocated $28,906 of its $30,000 budget for additional funding to student organizations Wednesday. This number is significantly reduced from the more than $66,000 the body distributed in the Fall 2022 funding cycle.

Twenty student groups received funding during the meeting, which lasted fiv

NU extends test-optional policies, students discuss new solutions

Northwestern will continue to review outcome data as it considers whether to adopt a test-optional admissions policy permanently.

Northwestern extended its test-optional policy through the 2023-24 admission cycle, meaning applicants will not have to submit standardized test scores for the fourth year in a row. But, some NU students are advocating for the University to permanently eradicate score reporting.

Standardized tests have long sparked debates about equitable college admissions, because

ASG Senate prepares for funding senate

The Associated Student Government is preparing for next week’s funding senate, in which the body will distribute $30,000 of funds to student organizations across campus.

The Associated Student Government Senate prepared for next week’s upcoming funding senate and discussed legislation demanding NU reaffirm its commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty in a Wednesday meeting.

The Senate spent a majority of the time preparing for next week’s funding senate, a bi-annual event in which ASG Senate hears

ASG freezes NUCR fund transactions

Associated Student Government controls the allocation of funding to student groups on campus. The Senate voted Wednesday to freeze funding for NUCR after the club posted a controversial advertisement imposing a skull and crossbones on a queer pride flag.

The body passed the motion using emergency legislation.

The vote, which went through with a large majority, came after NUCR and NU’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom hosted James Lindsay, an author, conspiracy theorist and anti-LGBTQ+ ac

ASG Sustainability Committee prepares for GREENOUT music festival after a week of environmentalist events “GREENOUT,” ASG-sponsored music festival, on the horizon

The GREENOUT music festival will feature student performances from DJ Lu, Muse etc., Tavern, Cataract and Vitamin K.

GREENOUT, a music festival sponsored by the Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee, is set to kick off with a slate of student performers Saturday on Deering Meadow.

The festival, scheduled from 2-6 p.m., is the final event in a week-long ASG series celebrating Earth Day. The committee said they planned the week to engage students with sustainability measures and
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