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Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several rural counties in Illinois are taking a stand for gun rights by utilizing a word that conservatives associate with liberal policies as an attempt to skirt the law: sanctuary. Five counties at minimum have recently passed resolutions declaring themselves as sanctuary counties for gun owners. It More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 2 weeks ago
By Associated Press On Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Ethics Commission asks legislature to decide on campaign finance regarding cryptocurrency

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is asking the state Legislature to decide what to do about campaign donations made in bitcoin and other digital currencies. The commission’s administrator More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

COMMENTARY: What’s with Manar’s disinformation release on McMillan’s education stance?

Illinois state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and his PAC known as Friends of Andy Manar released a press release Tuesday regarding opponent Seth McMillan (R-Taylorville) and his stance on educational reform. Manar’s More...

By Reuters On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Romney fails to win Republican nomination for Senate, heads to primary in June

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) — Mitt Romney’s restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican 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 Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

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 5th, 2018

VIDEO: Libertarian Kash Jackson discusses his gubernatorial campaign on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Kash Jackson, the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, made an appearance on AM 560 The Answer’s Chicago Morning Answer program with hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson 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 Thursday, April 5th, 2018

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...