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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 the law: sanctuary. Five counties at minimum have recently passed resolutions declaring themselves as sanctuary counties for gun owners. It More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 2 weeks ago
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 Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

VIDEO: Libertarian Kash Jackson discusses his gubernatorial campaign on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Kash Jackson, the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, made an appearance on AM 560 The Answer’s Chicago Morning Answer program with hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Jon Stewart: Former Illinois gubernatorial candidate fights back against village’s semi-auto gun ban

DEERFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available Tuesday afternoon, Jon Stewart, a retired professional wrestler and former Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, expressed his displeasure More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, February 9th, 2018

Watch: CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota has heated interview with 3rd Congressional District candidate Arthur Jones

http://heartlandnewsfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/You-Will-Lose-CNN-Anchor-VS-Arthur-Jones-in-HEATED-Interview.mp4 NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a television interview Thursday, Alisyn More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Illinois teachers saw union dues flow to Chicago groups, politics and Madigan

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — Government worker unions can use their members’ dues in any number of ways. The most recent federal filings of one of Illinois’ largest teachers unions More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Illinois Lottery control board chairman resigns over Twitter remarks

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois Lottery Control Board Chairman J. Blair Garber has resigned from his post after being bombarded with calls for his removal in the wake of comments he made More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

McConchie discusses marijuana possession at joint hearing on cannabis legislation

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) discussed racial bias and cannabis in joint legislative committee hearings Monday. In a nearly five-hour hearing involving the House & More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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 More...

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...