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Debate sparks again on making Chicago its own state

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — There has been ongoing discussion in the past eight years in regards to distancing downstate Illinois from the city of Chicago and debate that took place on the floor of the Illinois House was no different. Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) was no different with the presentation of House Resolution 1138, a More...

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By Danielle L. On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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New Jersey approves controversial health insurance law

On May 30, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey enacted a law that demands all residents in the state of New Jersey must receive health insurance or suffer a penalty from not having it. This marks New Jersey as the second More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
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Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois’ opioid crisis?

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have proposed an unusual plan to expand the use of medical marijuana as a way to fight the state’s growing opioid crisis. The plan is on the governor’s desk. It would More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Raymond board gets update on new truck, golf course revenue in May 21 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — There was limited business up for discussion in the Raymond Village Board’s meeting on Monday, May 21, with updates on the incoming new truck for the streets and maintenance More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Trump talks about commuting former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentence

WASHINGTON/SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — There’s a new conversation about when former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may get out of prison. President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang resigns from leadership roles amid harassment probe

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A high-ranking Democrat resigned from several leadership positions Thursday after being publicly accused of harassment, inappropriate behavior and retaliation by a former More...

By Reuters On Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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Kaspersky suits to overturn U.S. government ban dismissed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed two lawsuits by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab that sought to overturn bans on the use of the security software maker’s products in U.S. government More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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Caucus leaders narrow budget gap as deadline nears

http://heartlandnewsfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/5b0c9ea43787d.video-1.mp4 SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers say they are on track to have a balanced full-year budget before the More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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Fiscal bind may lead to police and fire layoffs in Decatur

Reductions in state subsidies are one reason for Decatur’s predicament, but long-running pension woes are an even larger source of pain. Decatur may soon have to shed police and fire personnel – a concern local More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Madigan calls for investigation after fresh accusations of retaliation from Chicago Democrat

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — House Speaker Michael Madigan has asked the Legislative Inspector General to investigate claims from a Chicago Democrat who said she felt pressured to quit her part-time More...