By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Skillicorn offers insight into budget plan at Crystal Lake town hall

Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) will talk to constituents about his “Right Now” budget proposal and address concerns about the state’s budget impasse on June 26 at a town hall meeting, according to a More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Illinois Policy Editorial Cartoons for the Week of June 11-17, 2017

Editorial cartoons from this past week from Illinois Policy Institute cartoonist Eric Allie:                                                      More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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UPDATE: Matt Hughes Awake and Responsive One Day Following Truck-Train Collision

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A report from former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ long-time manager confirms that Hughes has improved since his truck-train collision Friday. Monte More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Carlinville, watchdog group information battle moves ahead

The ongoing tug-of-war between the City of Carlinville and John Kraft took another official step forward when Kraft’s attorneys entered their court appearance and filed a motion for partial summary judgment More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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UFC Hall of Famer & Former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes Airlifted To HSHS St. John’s Hospital After Morning Accident With Train

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following an accident that involved his vehicle’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Stuart accused of going against voter wishes by backing abortion bill

Katie Stuart’s (D-Collinsville) recent support for a bill to provide taxpayer money to state workers seeking abortions proves she is out of touch with her constituents, a Metro East anti-abortion advocate More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Live: Congressional Charity Baseball Game

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Governor Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back to Springfield to Pass Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

SPRINGFIELD – One day after House and Senate Republicans unveiled a compromise balanced budget plan to end the budget impasse, Governor Bruce Rauner today called lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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American Red Cross Helping 41 People Following Multiple Home Fires

SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Central and Southern Region is helping 41 people including 18 children who were affected by home fires that took place across the region this past weekend. Red Cross volunteers More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Local Senior Awarded United Producers Inc. (UPI) 2017 Scholarship

Ryan Archibald COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ryan Archibald, Nokomis, Ill., was recently awarded a $1,000 United Producers Inc. Scholarship. Archibald, a senior at Nokomis High School, is the son of Greg and Helen Archibald. More...