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Van Ostran becomes new alderman in Witt’s April 24 meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — The suspense surrounding who would replace Jay Martin as Ward 3 alderman came to an end during the April 24 meeting of the Witt City Council. Martin resigned during the council’s monthly meeting in March, with the announcement that he was chosen by the Montgomery County Republican Party to become interim treasurer More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, May 7th, 2018

Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several rural counties in Illinois are taking a stand for gun rights by utilizing a word that conservatives associate with liberal policies as an attempt to skirt More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Ethics Commission asks legislature to decide on campaign finance regarding cryptocurrency

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is asking the state Legislature to decide what to do about campaign donations made in bitcoin and other digital currencies. The commission’s administrator More...

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 Reuters On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Romney fails to win Republican nomination for Senate, heads to primary in June

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) — Mitt Romney’s restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican More...

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

Illinois Senate panel tentatively OKs plan to feed wild deer

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — People are not supposed to feed wild deer in Illinois. Baiting deer for hunting is illegal, and the state’s Department of Natural Resources says feeding wild deer 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 Illinois News Network On Friday, April 20th, 2018

With union backing, McCann joins race for Illinois governor

 SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Illinois state Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) announced Thursday that he plans run as a third-party candidate for governor – a move that likely would siphon votes More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Election official: Illinois needs to change early voting rules

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — There’s a growing push to change how Illinois handles early voting. The first day of early voting for the March 20th primary was Feb. 8. That’s 40 days before More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Why your tax break isn’t bigger

It’s everyone’s least favorite time of year again – tax season – which means millions of middle class Americans have spent the last few weeks stressed over their family’s financial health. As they More...