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By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Illinois Senate panel tentatively OKs plan to feed wild deer

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — People are not supposed to feed wild deer in Illinois. Baiting deer for hunting is illegal, and the state’s Department of Natural Resources says feeding wild deer More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, April 20th, 2018

With union backing, McCann joins race for Illinois governor

 SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Illinois state Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) announced Thursday that he plans run as a third-party candidate for governor – a move that likely would siphon votes More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Election official: Illinois needs to change early voting rules

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — There’s a growing push to change how Illinois handles early voting. The first day of early voting for the March 20th primary was Feb. 8. That’s 40 days before More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Judge allows lawsuit accusing Madigan of running ‘sham candidates’ to go forward

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — A Federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing House Speaker Michael Madigan of running “sham candidates” in a 2016 election can move forward. U.S. District More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Could elections in Illinois benefit from a change in how we vote?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Fair Vote, a non-partisan election reform group, advocates for a move to ranked-choice voting. Under the system, voters have the ability to rank as many candidates as More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

After narrow primary defeat, Ives supporters mixed on whether they’ll support Rauner in November

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — After Gov. Bruce Rauner narrowly defeated challenger Jeanne Ives in the primary for Illinois’ Republican candidate for governor, the question is now whether the first-term More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

McCALEB: What’s real as the primary election approaches

(Illinois News Network) — Everyone who watches even just a bit of TV or who checks their mailboxes every now and then knows there’s an election around the corner. The dubious campaign ads and colorful More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, March 5th, 2018

Proposed FARM Act means less regulation for Illinois farmers

SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — The proposed Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act gives farmers one less regulation to follow and one less burden to bear. Under the FARM Act, which More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, March 5th, 2018

Pana hospice organization honors veterans with pinning ceremonies

PANA (Illinois News Network) — Veterans in hospice care are being honored by fellow vets with pinning ceremonies to commemorate their service in the armed forces. (Glynnis Jones/Shutterstock) Rachael Flesch-Springate, More...