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DeKalb HS students question state representative candidates on guns

DeKALB (Heartland Newsfeed) — Students from DeKalb High School had the opportunity to ask questions to candidates running for the Illinois House seat in District 70 during a candidate forum held Tuesday, Mar. 6 by the school’s Politically Active Youth group. Democratic candidate Howard Solomon (R) answers a question while Libertarian John More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 3 months ago
By Illinois News Network On Monday, March 5th, 2018

Proposed FARM Act means less regulation for Illinois farmers

SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — The proposed Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act gives farmers one less regulation to follow and one less burden to bear. Under the FARM Act, which 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...

By Associated Press On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Former U.S. Representative and presidential candidate John Anderson dies at age 95

CHICAGO (AP) — Former longtime Illinois Rep. John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, has died at age 95. The World War II veteran and former prosecutor died Sunday night in Washington, More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

New inspector general to victim: Hand over your cellphone and passwords

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The newly appointed Inspector General in Springfield told the victim of alleged sexual harassment by a lawmaker to turn over unlimited access to her cell phone and social More...