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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, who already pay the highest combined local and state taxes in the country and who continually are being forced to pay more because of unsustainable More...

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By Guest Poster On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Why your tax break isn’t bigger

It’s everyone’s least favorite time of year again – tax season – which means millions of middle class Americans have spent the last few weeks stressed over their family’s financial health. As they More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Rauner signs SB1451, paving the way for 5G wireless technology, jobs and economic growth

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 Thursday to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology More...

By United Press International On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Trump orders examination of USPS operations, finances

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump has formed a new task force to examine the operations model of the U.S. Postal Service, in view of mounting financial losses. Trump signed an executive order Thursday More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Raymond board agrees to two-year contract deal with employees in April 2 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Raymond Village Board and village employees agreed to a new contract among other items of business during the board’s meeting on Monday, Apr. 2. The board entered into More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Former Ohio congressman Boehner evolves from anti-marijuana stance, joins Acreage advisory board

NEW YORK (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release published Wednesday by multi-state cannabis company Acreage Holdings, it was announced that a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget without new taxes

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner framed his legislative agenda Monday for the upcoming session of the Illinois General Assembly around two key imperatives: a truly balanced, full-year FY19 More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 6th, 2018

Martin resigns as Witt alderman citing county treasurer appointment in recent council meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion which carried over from the March 20 special meeting regarding outside labor, water department updates and the employee handbook were among items of business during More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Illinois legislature considering allowing tax bills to be paid with cryptocurrency

A recent topic of discussion in the Illinois House may become a point of discussion in next week’s scheduled hearing of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, slated for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. What More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Ives and Skillicorn blame Rauner for the shrinking net worth of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — While the blame game is well underway between Democrats and Republicans, both in the Illinois General Assembly and in the gubernatorial race, Republicans are taking the More...