Illinois Attorney General loses ballot access court battle, unlikely to unappeal

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The 2018 election ballots in Illinois could look different after a judge ruled in favor of removing a law that critics say is protectionism. In Illinois, a partisan local election will have established parties and non-established challengers. If the Libertarian or Democratic Socialist Parties want to run a More...

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By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Georgia Libertarians challenge state ballot access law in Federal court

ATLANTA, Ga. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Georgia has long had insurmountable ballot access laws, but the Libertarian Party of Georgia and two potential LP congressional candidates have brought suit to challenge More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, November 20th, 2017

Primary election filing deadline for county offices in Montgomery County is next week

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available to the press late Sunday night, Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser reminds all candidates seeking to run in the March 20 primary election More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Why is Springfield’s #MeToo movement against sexual harassment still in the dark? The Ethics Commission, some say

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Anti-sexual harassment advocates, workplace harassment lawyers, even lawmakers themselves say stories of a rampant sexism and harassment culture under the dome in Springfield More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Republican sponsor of Ill. bump stock ban insulted bill remains in committee

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The Democrat-controlled Illinois legislature passed up an opportunity to approve a bipartisan and gun-rights group-supported bill to ban a controversial firearm add-on, More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

McCaleb: Legislators break into song and dance when real fix is needed

(Illinois News Network) — I’ve been called many things, but handy isn’t one of them. When something around the house breaks, I usually take a look at the problem, dig through my toolbox, look More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Fox News’ Sean Hannity demands answers from Roy Moore

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has put Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on notice: explain “inconsistencies” in his response to allegations of child molestation or More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

State treasurer Frerichs endorses JB Pritzker for governor

URBANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs endorsed JB Pritzker for governor Wednesday during an event held at the University of Illinois’ Illini Union. This marks Pritzker’s More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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RNC backs out of fundraising agreement with Roy Moore

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Republican National Committee pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement with U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, of Alabama, on Tuesday. The RNC is no longer listed as an entity in More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol ‘puts fox in charge of henhouse’

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Lawmakers passed bills, took classes and made endorsed statements saying the culture of sexual harassment in Springfield was on its way to finally being addressed. But More...

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