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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 time to blame the state’s continued losses in net worth on Gov. Bruce Rauner. Republican legislators shifting the blame on Rauner include More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 2 months ago
By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Judge allows lawsuit accusing Madigan of running ‘sham candidates’ to go forward

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — A Federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing House Speaker Michael Madigan of running “sham candidates” in a 2016 election can move forward. U.S. District More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Could elections in Illinois benefit from a change in how we vote?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Fair Vote, a non-partisan election reform group, advocates for a move to ranked-choice voting. Under the system, voters have the ability to rank as many candidates as More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

After narrow primary defeat, Ives supporters mixed on whether they’ll support Rauner in November

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — After Gov. Bruce Rauner narrowly defeated challenger Jeanne Ives in the primary for Illinois’ Republican candidate for governor, the question is now whether the first-term More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 24th, 2018

COMMENTARY: The establishment choices in Illinois are horrible. Vote different.

An unmitigated disaster that is the two-party system with one-party rule in Illinois and America contributed to such a dismal showing in Tuesday’s primary election. That disaster comes in the form of two establishment More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 24th, 2018

March 20, 2018 Primary Election Results

Please note that we still have incomplete information, due to missing election results information from statewide totals for secretary of state, state comptroller and state treasurer. 2018PrimaryElectionReturns_VoterTurnout_FINAL 2018PrimaryElectionReturns_Draft3  More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Florida Libertarians seeking to run full slate of candidates for 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — While a February special election resulted in some level of disappointment to Florida Libertarians, the record amount of money raised for Florida House candidate Alison More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Photos: Libertarian candidates take on St. Patrick’s Day parades in Illinois

PEORIA/DECATUR/BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Libertarian Party candidates took to the parade routes in Peoria, Decatur and Bloomington Saturday in each of their respective St. Patrick’s Day parades. Currently More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Sexual harassment payouts for legislators by taxpayers could end with bill passage

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — In the wake of sexual harassment scandals sweeping the nation, an Illinois state representative’s bill banning tax dollars from being used to pay out settlements sailed More...