Syverson says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — One state lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says a bill that would allow for up to six new casinos in the state already has passed the Senate and it’s simply waiting for the House to weigh in. “We just need the speaker to allow a vote More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Skillicorn says Chicago needs spending reform, not bailout

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — As pressure mounts on the city of Chicago to address its debt crisis, some have suggested the state should help the city cover its expenses. “Chicago has spent at least More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor pressed on how high they would raise taxes

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor were pressed Friday on how high they would raise taxes. Nearly all of them have said they would push for a graduated income More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Section of Illinois DUI law ruled unconstitutional

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Law enforcement officers investigating cases involving pending DUI charges will now require a warrant to be presented before drawing blood and urine samples from suspected impaired More...

By United Press International On Sunday, December 31st, 2017

John Fox: Chicago Bears coach unlikely to return after season

CHICAGO (UPI) — The Chicago Bears are expected to part ways with coach John Fox after this season, multiple outlets reported on Sunday. The Bears will finish in the cellar of the NFC North for the third More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Marijuana legalization stance by Barickman not shared by fellow Republicans

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Contrary to the position of Gov. Bruce Rauner and many fellow Republicans, state Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) recently issued a statement supporting the legalization More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Skillicorn calls for end to Illinois Municipal League annual conference

EAST DUNDEE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Responding to a Daily Herald report detailing the cost to taxpayers, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) recently called for an end to the Illinois Municipal League’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Ethics probe triggers resignation of Chicago schools chief

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Forrest Claypool, chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, recently resigned following the release of a damning report filed by the district’s office of the inspector More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, December 17th, 2017

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 Illinois News Network On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Consumer advocate warns of holiday scam attempts

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — The fast-paced shopping season that accompanies the holidays means more potential opportunities for criminals. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which is warning More...

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