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By Illinois News Network On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Ousted Madigan aide strikes out at accuser

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A former aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan shot back at the woman who accused him of sexual harassment earlier this year while downplaying her allegations. Attorneys More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Trump talks about commuting former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentence

WASHINGTON/SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — There’s a new conversation about when former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may get out of prison. President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang resigns from leadership roles amid harassment probe

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A high-ranking Democrat resigned from several leadership positions Thursday after being publicly accused of harassment, inappropriate behavior and retaliation by a former More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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Caucus leaders narrow budget gap as deadline nears

http://heartlandnewsfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/5b0c9ea43787d.video-1.mp4 SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers say they are on track to have a balanced full-year budget before the More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Madigan calls for investigation after fresh accusations of retaliation from Chicago Democrat

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — House Speaker Michael Madigan has asked the Legislative Inspector General to investigate claims from a Chicago Democrat who said she felt pressured to quit her part-time More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Illinois representatives sound off on failure of federal farm bill

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A new farm bill faces an uncertain future after conservative House Republicans wanting a vote on an unrelated immigration bill joined Democrats in defeating the legislation. Between More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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CDC warns tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease are on the rise

WASHINGTON/SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — As warm weather returns to Illinois, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people about the risk for tick-borne illnesses. Nationwide, More...

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