Straub: Gas tax is a potential boiling point for Illinoisans

BURR RIDGE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois is slowly becoming unrecognizable in the eyes of Mickey Straub. “We’re losing at least one person every eight minutes now that’s moving out of the state because of all the rising taxes,” the Burr Ridge mayor who recently announced his campaign to unseat Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) in More...

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By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

SINCLAIR: If it’s billionaire vs. billionaire, I’m sitting election out

If next year’s election comes down to Bruce Rauner versus J.B. Pritzker, I’m not voting.  I have not missed voting in 35 years, but I will not cast a vote for either man. Why? I blame everybody. I blame the More...

By Associated Press On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Ohio man sues city for arresting him over Facebook page

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech. Anthony More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Four candidates are seeking to fill 70th District void as Robert Pritchard bows out

SYCAMORE (Heartland Newsfeed) – To date, 32 state lawmakers have announced in the past few months that they have resigned or will not run for re-election in 2018, including state representative Robert Pritchard More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Taylorville businessman Seth McMillan throws name into Illinois’ 48th District Senate race

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Seth McMillan, a small business owner and teacher from Taylorville was joined by family and supporters today as he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation’s worst budget crisis, and a review obtained by The Associated Press shows $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Illinois Policy: Janus v. AFSCME could mean more freedom for Illinois’ government workers

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Illinois Policy Institute) — For four decades, government workers have been denied their First Amendment right to freedom of association, but that could change with a U.S. Supreme Court More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 8th, 2017

How much did Mike Pence’s NFL walkout cost taxpayers?

INDIANAPOLIS/WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Democratic lawmakers on Sunday questioned how much taxpayer money was spent on an apparent political stunt by Vice President Mike Pence, who walked out of an NFL game More...

By United Press International On Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence leaves game when San Francisco 49ers protest during anthem

INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Vice President Mike Pence left Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers because of protests during the national anthem. No Colts players knelt during More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, October 8th, 2017

VP Pence leaves NFL game after players protest during anthem

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem. The former Indiana governor flew in so he could More...

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