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By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Bailey sees flight from Illinois as another Rauner failure

XENIA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Darren Bailey points to the news of Illinois having lost more than 86,000 residents and nearly $5 billion in taxpayer income over a yearlong period as another example of Gov. Bruce More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Local Libertarian chapter holding inaugural toy drive

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Tri-Counties Libertarian Party, a local affiliate chapter of the Libertarian Party of Illinois, announces that they will be holding a Toy Drive, which will be taking place until More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Illinois lawmakers propose bill to regulate political ads on social media

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A new bill would require buyers of political and issue ads on social media to disclose their identities and would impose record-keeping requirements on social media companies. State More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Live updates: Harris opponent decries Rauner’s signing of abortion funding bill, Harris opts out of running again in 2018

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate seeking to unseat 53rd District state representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) in the March primary. The candidate, Katie Miller, said that Illinois More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Kankakee County Board hopeful wants a change of direction

KANKAKEE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Colton Ekhoff is suiting up for the election. The carpenter and Republican hopes to unseat Jim Vickery as the 2nd District representative on the Kankakee County Board. “I More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Ives rejects Rauner after signing of abortion expansion measure

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has ended her backing of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s election bid in the wake of his signing of a measure to expand abortion in Illinois. “This More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Cases filed, concluded in Christian & Shelby County courts; citations issued for Nokomis-area residents

Cases Concluded In Christian County court August 11, a charge of criminal trespass to vehicles that allegedly happened May 6 was granted nolle prosequi for Toby Myers, 39, of Nokomis. The motion was filed by the More...

By Colby Applegate On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Gov. Rauner vetos geolocation bill Friday

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed HB 3449 Friday, a geolocation bill that would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without better protecting consumers from privacy issues. “This More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Rauner signs civil asset forfeiture reform into law

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The new law will transfer the burden of proof to law enforcement in forfeiture proceedings. In a signing ceremony Tuesday alongside criminal justice reform advocates from More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Kohl’s opens its doors to Amazon’s returns

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc./SEATTLE (Heartland Newsfeed/CNBC) — Amazon is growing its partnership with department store chain Kohl’s. Earlier this summer, the two companies announced that Kohl’s would More...