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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 campaign team claims that McMillan is “contradicting his own website” regarding his position on education funding reform. The More...

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By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Illinois Senate panel tentatively OKs plan to feed wild deer

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — People are not supposed to feed wild deer in Illinois. Baiting deer for hunting is illegal, and the state’s Department of Natural Resources says feeding wild deer More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, 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 Friday, April 13th, 2018

Rauner signs SB1451, paving the way for 5G wireless technology, jobs and economic growth

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 Thursday to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology 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 12th, 2018

Raymond board agrees to two-year contract deal with employees in April 2 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Raymond Village Board and village employees agreed to a new contract among other items of business during the board’s meeting on Monday, Apr. 2. The board entered into More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget without new taxes

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner framed his legislative agenda Monday for the upcoming session of the Illinois General Assembly around two key imperatives: a truly balanced, full-year FY19 More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, April 9th, 2018

Legislators debate equal parenting laws in Springfield this week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois’ divorce laws will likely be up for debate this week where lawmakers are slated to hear about a bill supporters believe will scrap the prejudicial, unfair More...