Jonas Petty to take on Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer in Illinois House primary

PITTSFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Things are beginning to heat up in the Republican primary against C.D. Davidsmeyer in the 100th District of the Illinois House of Representatives, as Pittsfield businessman Jonas Petty has thrown his name into the ring in next spring’s primary. State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (right) will be facing More...

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By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Montgomery County Treasurer Ron Jenkins will not seek a tenth term in 2018

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The person who has held county office longer than anyone in Montgomery County’s 196-year history announced that he will not seek a tenth term in office. Montgomery County More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Rep. Chad Hays accused of violating economic interest filing rules

CATLIN (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Chad Hays (R-Catlin) should be prosecuted for filing falsified or incomplete information on his statement of economic interest form, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Newspaper alleged to have joined Carlinville in FOIA battle

  CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The ongoing war between Edgar County Watchdogs, John Kraft and the City of Carlinville has dragged on for the past five years, and according to a recent report on More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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State Rep. Barbara Wheeler will not seek re-election to Illinois House in 2018

CRYSTAL LAKE (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) announced Friday she will not seek re-election to the Illinois House in 2018. State representative Barbara Wheeler at a March More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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State tax hike means Harrisburg elite couple get richer

HARRISBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — School’s out in the summertime. So when Harrisburg School District superintendent Mike Gauch and his wife Angella, a teacher in Carbondale, decided they would drive to More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Some Pokémon Go Fest attendees are suing Niantic

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Pokémon Go Fest was a huge misstep, to say the least. Developer Niantic held the Chicago-based festival in late July and quickly found itself unprepared for the realities of More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Income tax hike will cost Fayette County residents $3.7 million more this year

VANDALIA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Fayette County residents will pay an additional $ 3,717,845 in state income taxes this year, according to an analysis by Local Government Information Services (LGIS). LGIS More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Income tax hike will cost Christian County residents $8.2 million more this year

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Christian County residents will pay an additional $8,197,968 in state income taxes this year, according to an analysis by Local Government Information Services (LGIS). LGIS More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Roman King: Illinois Can’t Keep Their Ducks in a Row

NOTE: The views expressed in this opinion-editorial do not necessarily reflect the views of its originating publication, 71 Republic, nor reflect the views of this publication, Heartland Newsfeed. Illinois, at this More...