101st House District run based on people, not pay, candidate says

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dan Caulkins says his willingness to represent the residents of Illinois’ 101st House District without getting paid for it has hit a resounding note with people. “The fact that I won’t be taking a salary or benefits and that I’m not looking for a career means something to these voters,” Caulkins said More...

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By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson supports gas tax hike

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) joins state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) in supporting an increase in the state’s gas tax. “It may make sense to be looking More...

By Colby Applegate On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Gov. Rauner vetos geolocation bill Friday

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed HB 3449 Friday, a geolocation bill that would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without better protecting consumers from privacy issues. “This More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Reggie Phillips will not seek a third term as state representative

CHARLESTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) will not be running for a third term in 2018. Phillips said he will be sticking to his two terms as he said he would despite interest More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Dave Severin seeks re-election, wants to keep ‘Southern Illinois values’ in Capitol

BENTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Freshman lawmaker Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) recently announced that after nine months in office he is ready to take on another two years and will seek re-election in the 2018 More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Illinois Policy: Barbara Flynn Currie to receive 6-figure pension after first year of retirement

CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — The longtime House majority leader will benefit from a sweetener provision that grants massive pension spikes to career lawmakers after one year of retirement. Illinois More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Illinois State Rep. Dan Brady wants to hike gas taxes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinoisans already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, including high taxes at the pump. Illinois state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) wants Illinoisans to pay More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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

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...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Christopher Howick informs voters in Illinois House District 88 that Jill Blair isn’t the only candidate in race

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — With recent increased attention directed toward Democrat Jill Blair’s declared intention to run for state representative in Illinois House District 88, Christopher More...

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