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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 can spread disease. But some people in some places in Illinois could soon give some deer something to eat. State Sen. Chapin Rose recently More...

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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 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

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...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

ISBE officials to meet prior to automatic voter registration launch this summer

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Election officials from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) want to give voters and local election officials another chance to get some answers prior to automatic More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

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 More...

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 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...