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COMMENTARY: One Illinois — another example of political biased garbage media

One Illinois is only days into its infancy stage — noting that they just launched a handful of days ago — and it has become highly apparent that their content is just another example of partisan trash media similar to that of Breitbart News and the Illinois Policy Institute. Let’s just use an example of their own political bias in More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 3 weeks ago
By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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 More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) —¬†The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, April 13th, 2018

GUEST EDITORIAL: SIEA opposes new tariffs on newsprint from Canada

The Southern Illinois Editorial Association strongly opposes new tariffs on Canadian newsprint. The newspaper industry has faced several challenges over the past decade that have led to a decline in advertising More...

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 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 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...