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Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to take place May 15

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) will be making its second journey of 2018 from the state capital to the nation’s capital in ten days, according to a press release made available Saturday. Aerial photo of Flight 48, which went to Washington on April 3, 2018. Flight 49 departs for Washington on Tuesday, More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 2 months ago
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 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...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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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 Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Shared parenting bill passes on second committee vote, moves to House floor

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Family courts across Illinois may have to adapt to a new evidence-based form of shared parenting as part of divorce proceedings, should a proposed piece of legislation become More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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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 Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Legislators debate equal parenting laws in Springfield this week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois’ divorce laws will likely be up for debate this week where lawmakers are slated to hear about a bill supporters believe will scrap the prejudicial, unfair More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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ISBE officials to meet prior to automatic voter registration launch this summer

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Election officials from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) want to give voters and local election officials another chance to get some answers prior to automatic More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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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...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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VIDEO: Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kash Jackson appears on ‘Capitol Connection’

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Kash Jackson, the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, appeared on “Capitol Connection” Sunday to discuss public policy and current political events. More...