Primary election filing deadline for county offices in Montgomery County is next week

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available to the press late Sunday night, Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser reminds all candidates seeking to run in the March 20 primary election that the filing period is next week. The filing period to submit completed nominating paperwork and petition signatures with the Office More...

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By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Why is Springfield’s #MeToo movement against sexual harassment still in the dark? The Ethics Commission, some say

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Anti-sexual harassment advocates, workplace harassment lawyers, even lawmakers themselves say stories of a rampant sexism and harassment culture under the dome in Springfield More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Republican sponsor of Ill. bump stock ban insulted bill remains in committee

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The Democrat-controlled Illinois legislature passed up an opportunity to approve a bipartisan and gun-rights group-supported bill to ban a controversial firearm add-on, More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

McCaleb: Legislators break into song and dance when real fix is needed

(Illinois News Network) — I’ve been called many things, but handy isn’t one of them. When something around the house breaks, I usually take a look at the problem, dig through my toolbox, look More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Fox News’ Sean Hannity demands answers from Roy Moore

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has put Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on notice: explain “inconsistencies” in his response to allegations of child molestation or More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

State treasurer Frerichs endorses JB Pritzker for governor

URBANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs endorsed JB Pritzker for governor Wednesday during an event held at the University of Illinois’ Illini Union. This marks Pritzker’s More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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RNC backs out of fundraising agreement with Roy Moore

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Republican National Committee pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement with U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, of Alabama, on Tuesday. The RNC is no longer listed as an entity in More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol ‘puts fox in charge of henhouse’

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Lawmakers passed bills, took classes and made endorsed statements saying the culture of sexual harassment in Springfield was on its way to finally being addressed. But More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Illinois hospitals, doctors getting big payday from state, but ‘unpaid bills’ problem remains

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, and pharmacies across Illinois are in line for a huge payday this week. The state of Illinois is finally paying off about $9 More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017

Lawmakers are done for 2017. Will they get anything done in 2018?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers wrapped up veto session last week and aren’t expected back in Springfield until late January, when some want the focus on economic and spending reforms. The More...

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