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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 from incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner. The first-term governor is widely viewed as an underdog in the race for the state’s highest office More...

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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 Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Shared parenting bill passes on second committee vote, moves to House floor

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Family courts across Illinois may have to adapt to a new evidence-based form of shared parenting as part of divorce proceedings, should a proposed piece of legislation become More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

VIDEO: Libertarian Kash Jackson discusses his gubernatorial campaign on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Kash Jackson, the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, made an appearance on AM 560 The Answer’s Chicago Morning Answer program with hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Illinois legislature considering allowing tax bills to be paid with cryptocurrency

A recent topic of discussion in the Illinois House may become a point of discussion in next week’s scheduled hearing of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, slated for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. What More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

ISBE officials to meet prior to automatic voter registration launch this summer

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Election officials from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) want to give voters and local election officials another chance to get some answers prior to automatic More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Ives and Skillicorn blame Rauner for the shrinking net worth of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — While the blame game is well underway between Democrats and Republicans, both in the Illinois General Assembly and in the gubernatorial race, Republicans are taking the More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

VIDEO: Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kash Jackson appears on ‘Capitol Connection’

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Kash Jackson, the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, appeared on “Capitol Connection” Sunday to discuss public policy and current political events. More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Judge allows lawsuit accusing Madigan of running ‘sham candidates’ to go forward

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — A Federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing House Speaker Michael Madigan of running “sham candidates” in a 2016 election can move forward. U.S. District More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Could elections in Illinois benefit from a change in how we vote?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Fair Vote, a non-partisan election reform group, advocates for a move to ranked-choice voting. Under the system, voters have the ability to rank as many candidates as More...