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COMMENTARY: Voter choice and candidate suppression needs to become a criminal offense

(Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois is unfortunately known for political corruption and the suppression of voter and candidate choice. It’s been a common and deceptive practice that has been going on for decades. 2018, unfortunately, is no different. Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images As of several hours ago, a warning was More...

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By Guest Poster On Friday, June 29th, 2018
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Illinois unfairly suppresses third-party candidates

The following was previously published yesterday by the Belleville News-Democrat editorial board. Maybe voter suppression isn’t our problem. Maybe it’s candidate suppression. Do you know who Sam McCann is? More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, June 29th, 2018
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GUEST EDITORIAL: More candidates + more choices = more voters

The following guest editorial was previously published yesterday by the Northwest Herald editorial board. Monday was a day of significance on the Illinois electoral calendar, but just how much significance remains More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Commentary: Supreme Court decision a slap to the face of small businesses

(Heartland Newsfeed) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision made today marks yet another slap to the face of the free market and another example of the government intervening on behalf of Big Business. The recent More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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COMMENTARY: Major ad networks are wrongfully blocking crypto advertisers

Major ad networks have been taking drastic measures in recent months regarding advertising and promotion of cryptocurrencies and other related crypto programs. However, nothing is worse than Alphabet, aka Google, More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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Fiscal bind may lead to police and fire layoffs in Decatur

Reductions in state subsidies are one reason for Decatur’s predicament, but long-running pension woes are an even larger source of pain. Decatur may soon have to shed police and fire personnel – a concern local More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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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 More...

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