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Ousted Madigan aide strikes out at accuser

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A former aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan shot back at the woman who accused him of sexual harassment earlier this year while downplaying her allegations. Attorneys for Alaina Hampton, left, speak Wednesday, March 22, 2018, about a lawsuit filed the day before alleging that House Speaker Michael Madigan’s More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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All-female state officers elected at Illinois FFA convention

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Future Farmers of America (FFA) elected their new state officer team Thursday during the 90th annual Illinois FFA Convention at the Bank of Springfield Center, 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 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 Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Wesley joins LLCC Foundation board

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation (LLCC Foundation) Board of Directors welcomed Witt resident Jerry Wesley as a new member at a recent meeting. Jerry Wesley Wesley More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Nebraska man dies in motorcycle accident in Sangamon County

MECHANICSBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — A deer running across an interstate in Central Illinois created a road hazard for an out-of-state motorcyclist, which resulted in being dislodged from the motorcycle and 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 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...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several rural counties in Illinois are taking a stand for gun rights by utilizing a word that conservatives associate with liberal policies as an attempt to skirt More...