Commentary: What’s missing from the State of the State equation in Illinois?

By now, everyone knows what Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said in his State of the State address. We know what has been said by House and Senate Republicans. We know what has been said by House and Senate Democrats. Even with all of this information for the voters of Illinois to comprehend and understand, what’s missing here? Illinois enters its More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 2 weeks ago
By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Rauner delivers State of the State address amidst political and fiscal turmoil

Updated February 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — With government teeming in political and fiscal turmoil in a contentious election year, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner presented his State More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Full text: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s 2018 State of the State Address

Good afternoon: President Cullerton Speaker Madigan Leader Brady Leader Durkin Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti Attorney General Madigan Secretary White Comptroller Mendoza Treasurer Frerichs Members of the General More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Rotheimer questions sexual harassment report in email to state representative

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A victims rights advocate whose allegations of sexual harassment against a state senator have been all but dismissed by the state’s legislative inspector general had More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

NM land commissioner becomes first elected Libertarian following Republican departure

SANTA FE, N.M. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Aubrey Dunn, New Mexico’s land commissioner, has switched party affiliations from being one of the state’s top elected Republicans to a Libertarian. Dunn noted More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Bourne issues resolution in opposition of vehicle mileage tax

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has signed on as chief co-sponsor of a resolution that voices opposition to a new tax on Illinois motorists being charged per More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

McConchie discusses marijuana possession at joint hearing on cannabis legislation

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) discussed racial bias and cannabis in joint legislative committee hearings Monday. In a nearly five-hour hearing involving the House & More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Court decision: Pennsylvania Congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) — Pennsylvania’s top court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Syverson says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — One state lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says a bill that would allow for up to six new casinos More...