Commentary: Claims by Feds and tech experts regarding Kaspersky Labs software is hogwash

Moments ago, we re-published an article published by the Associated Press (“Best Buy says it will no longer sell Kaspersky Labs software, worries ripple in consumer market” — which has since been renamed on the AP website) regarding the Federal government banning their agencies from purchasing Kaspersky Labs software and Best Buy Co.’s More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 6 days ago
By Guest Poster On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Manar/Bourne: Bipartisanship in General Assembly led to historic landmark school funding reform

Educating children should be a bipartisan issue. Two weeks ago in the General Assembly, it finally was. After years of working on this issue and months of intense negotiations, the General Assembly passed a landmark More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Letter To The Editor: Montgomery County Board faces potential cuts for Fiscal Year 2018

The tentative Montgomery County budget for fiscal year 2018 came in with a deficit of approximately $600,000 in the General Fund. The General Fund supports many of the offices and services citizens use everyday. More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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From The Editor: An update since we went offline

Some of you who rely on Heartland Newsfeed for your news and information on a daily basis noticed we’ve been offline for the past few days. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience created by the downtime. It’s More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Illinois Policy Institute: Moody’s warns delay of state funding for Illinois schools a ‘credit negative’

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — State lawmakers keep giving ratings agencies reasons to downgrade Illinois government: pension crises, years of bad budgets and a two-year budget impasse are More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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New Hampshire state representative Brandon Phinney: Why I switched parties

When I was campaigning for public office, I spoke to many of my constituents about current state issues. I talked about the need for fiscal conservatism, the need for a state budget that is balanced and sensible 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...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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OP-ED: We Are The Economy They Want To Regulate

Critics of the libertarian philosophy think they can score points by calling libertarians “market fundamentalists.” It’s supposed to conjure images of dogmatic religious fundamentalists, just like the term global More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Remembering Henry David Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

Today, July 12, marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, known best for chronicling his experiment in simple and self-sufficient living in Walden. Less remembered, however, is that while More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Do Schools Really Need More Money?

Image credit: ajari from Japan                                    CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons A common chorus of if/then statements dominates most contemporary discussions of education reform: More...

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