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 Jake Leonard On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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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 Colby Applegate On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Live updates: Harris opponent decries Rauner’s signing of abortion funding bill, Harris opts out of running again in 2018

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate seeking to unseat 53rd District state representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) in the March primary. The candidate, Katie Miller, said that Illinois More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Bill would bar Madigan from serving as legislative leader and party chair

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The speaker is nationally unique in his ability to control politics and policy. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is the only legislative leader in the nation to More...

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 Eric Kirchberg On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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Geneva attorney eyes 65th District House seat with reform in mind

GENEVA, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Republican Dan Ugaste summarizes his decision to re-enter the crazy world of Illinois politics by repeating the sage words of a philosopher he admires. “Edmund Burke More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Ballot access victory for Libertarian Party of Illinois as full-slate requirement declared unconstitutional by Seventh Circuit Court

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Libertarian Party of Illinois was handed a victory by the Seventh District of the U.S. Circuit Court Friday, declaring an Illinois elections requirement that third parties More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Libertarian candidate Alison Foxall set to qualify for Florida House District 72 race by petitioning

SARASOTA, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Alison Foxall, Libertarian candidate for Florida’s 72nd House District, delivered nearly 500 signed petitions to the Sarasota Supervisor of Elections Monday to qualify More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Republican challenger Patrick Windhorst rejects Phelps’s cousin as House replacement

HARRISBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — Republican Patrick Windhorst does not agree with replacing Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) with his cousin Natalie Phelps Finnie, according to a recent statement. “The More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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State Representative Scott Drury leaves governor’s race to run for attorney general

HIGHWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic state representative Scott Drury says he’s dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general. The former federal prosecutor from Highwood said More...

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