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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. Even with all of this information for the voters of Illinois to comprehend and understand, what’s missing here? Illinois enters its More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 4 months ago
By Guest Poster On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

GARCIA: A wake-up challenge is needed for American millennials

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln “Great men, great nations have not been boasters and buffoons, More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

BERG: Hold on to your wallets, Springfield back in session for 2018

State lawmakers will start returning to their perches in Springfield Jan. 23. What can Illinoisans expect? 2017 left a bad taste in the mouths of many. The year began with an impasse and ended in a torrent of treacherous More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

KRISTIAN: No, Donald Trump is not a libertarian president by any measure

The American Conservative is a reliable source of thoughtful commentary, and an outlet to which I am happy to contribute on occasion. For these reasons I was prepared to give a fair reading to a Monday article, More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 8th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Trump IS NOT remotely close to being a “libertarian” president

Shortly after 11 PM last night, I received an alert from Google with an as-it-happens update (as that is a way we do find our news sometimes) and the headline from this particular article made me want to puke because More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, January 5th, 2018

CAMPANELLA: Time to focus on school choice in Illinois and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Illinois and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. National More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Mac’s Korner: Week of January 3, 2018

Mac’s Korner: Week of January 3, 2018 If my body is ever found dead on a jogging trail, just know I was murdered elsewhere and dumped there. ……. People say I’m dumb, but I earned a Ph.D. in Poopology, More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Mac’s Korner: Week of December 27, 2017

Mac’s Korner: Week of December 27, 2017 Take from a man his wealth, and you hinder him. Take from him his purpose, and you slow him down. But take from man his hope, and you stop him. He can go on without More...

By Lyle "Mac" McElroy On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Mac’s Korner: Week of December 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the column not getting on the site on time the past couple weeks, but now it’s time to catch up. There are three columns that are being written up today, which will be 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...