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COMMENTARY: What’s with Manar’s disinformation release on McMillan’s education stance?

Illinois state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and his PAC known as Friends of Andy Manar released a press release Tuesday regarding opponent Seth McMillan (R-Taylorville) and his stance on educational reform. Manar’s campaign team claims that McMillan is “contradicting his own website” regarding his position on education funding reform. The More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Illinois legislature considering allowing tax bills to be paid with cryptocurrency

A recent topic of discussion in the Illinois House may become a point of discussion in next week’s scheduled hearing of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, slated for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. What More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

GUEST COMMENTARY: Straight-party voting doesn’t empower people; it protects dominant parties

This guest commentary is presented by Heath Haussamen from New Mexico Politics. All links listed in the commentary will remain for this publication. Elections systems should make voting easy for qualified voters, More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 24th, 2018

COMMENTARY: The establishment choices in Illinois are horrible. Vote different.

An unmitigated disaster that is the two-party system with one-party rule in Illinois and America contributed to such a dismal showing in Tuesday’s primary election. That disaster comes in the form of two establishment More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

COMMENTARY: Carlinville mayor wants to take your vote away while pushing for home rule status

Carlinville mayor Deanna Demuzio placed a special item on the agenda for the sole purpose of stripping voter rights away in determination to grant a municipality of less than 25,000 residents home rule status in More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

HAMILTON: Congress tanks, but does it care?

We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

McCALEB: What’s real as the primary election approaches

(Illinois News Network) — Everyone who watches even just a bit of TV or who checks their mailboxes every now and then knows there’s an election around the corner. The dubious campaign ads and colorful More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Shelbyville city bond referendum just doesn’t make sense

I read a letter to the editor submitted to the Shelbyville Daily Union, which was published Monday, from Debe Wright, water and sewer commissioner for the City of Shelbyville, regarding an upcoming referendum up More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Commentary: Illinois Family Institute continues campaign of ignorance on pot legalization

Kathy Valente from the Illinois Family Institute has yet again continued the organization’s ignorance campaign on a pending Cook County resolution to legalize marijuana in the county. In a Letter To The Editor More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Commentary: What’s missing from the State of the State equation in Illinois?

By now, everyone knows what Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said in his State of the State address. We know what has been said by House and Senate Republicans. We know what has been said by House and Senate Democrats. More...