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CAMPANELLA: Time to focus on school choice in Illinois and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Illinois and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. National School Choice Week begins on January 21 and celebrates all types of schools and education environments for children. Nationwide, 32,240 different More...

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By Guest Poster On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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This Christmas, property taxes are robbing the McCallisters

WINNEKTA (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — Since 1990, the owners of 671 Lincoln Avenue have paid more than $783,000 in property taxes when adjusting for inflation. It’s a robbery even Kevin More...

By Guest Poster On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Commentary: How the state of local news varies (and doesn’t) around the world

Too often, discussions about the state of journalism tend to be national-centric. Given differences across markets, this is not surprising. However, there are often more similarities than many people realize. This More...

By Guest Poster On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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How Thailand has experienced the rise of the online streaming of sporting events

BANGKOK (Heartland Newsfeed/Guest Contribution) — In Thailand, there are currently over 20 million households watch television today, roughly translating to 30 million individuals glued to their television More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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HAMILTON: You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process — all were established to give Americans a voice in their More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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DIY 101: Adding hardware to garage cabinets, repairing plumbing

Editor’s Note: Recently, a writer reached out to us wishing to include some content on our site on a trial basis. Unfortunately, with limited time over this weekend, I have been unable to attempt any editing More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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DABROWSKI: A near-perfect way to hike property taxes in Illinois

Local officials and union leaders have employed a near-perfect method to pressure residents into accepting higher taxes year after year: Sell the idea that communities around them are more generous than their own. To More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Bill would bar Madigan from serving as legislative leader and party chair

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The speaker is nationally unique in his ability to control politics and policy. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is the only legislative leader in the nation to More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Emery: Packers, Bears prepare for 193rd meeting Thursday, lifetime series tied

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears renew the NFL’s oldest and longest rivalry when they meet for the 193rd time on Thursday night (7:25, CBS). Incredibly, it’s the rubber match. The series, which began More...

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