GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. The senator’s line of questioning and Smith’s squishy answers point to a major problem in our systems of financial and personal trust, More...

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By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Illinois Policy: Illinois lawmakers stampede for the exit

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The most likely driver is pretty obvious to most Illinoisans: the rage of constituents. Thirty state lawmakers in the 100th General Assembly will not be holding their More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Emery: Packers, Bears prepare for 193rd meeting Thursday, lifetime series tied

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears renew the NFL’s oldest and longest rivalry when they meet for the 193rd time on Thursday night (7:25, CBS). Incredibly, it’s the rubber match. The series, which began More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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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 More...

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...

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