Newspaper alleged to have joined Carlinville in FOIA battle

  CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The ongoing war between Edgar County Watchdogs, John Kraft and the City of Carlinville has dragged on for the past five years, and according to a recent report on the watchdog website, the flames are being fanned even further by getting local media involved. The recent report written by Kraft states that More...

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By United Press International On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of contempt in immigration stops

PHOENIX (UPI) — A Federal judge on Monday found Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff in Arizona, guilty of ignoring a judge’s order to stop racial profiling in immigration enforcement. Joe Arpaio, then-sheriff More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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State Rep. Barbara Wheeler will not seek re-election to Illinois House in 2018

CRYSTAL LAKE (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) announced Friday she will not seek re-election to the Illinois House in 2018. State representative Barbara Wheeler at a March More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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State tax hike means Harrisburg elite couple get richer

HARRISBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — School’s out in the summertime. So when Harrisburg School District superintendent Mike Gauch and his wife Angella, a teacher in Carbondale, decided they would drive to More...

By United Press International On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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House passes spending bill with $1.6 billion to begin border wall

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House approved a $788 billion national security bill Thursday that includes $1.6 billion towards a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Rep. Steve Scalise discharged from Washington hospital

Andrew V. Pestano, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it has discharged Rep. Steve Scalise, who is in “good spirits” following the More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Aide for Rep. Wasserman Schultz arrested trying to leave country

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — An IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has been under criminal investigation, was arrested when he tried to leave the country More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Income tax hike will cost Christian County residents $8.2 million more this year

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Christian County residents will pay an additional $8,197,968 in state income taxes this year, according to an analysis by Local Government Information Services (LGIS). LGIS More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Wary Libertarians sense opportunities with Trump administration’s dysfunction

Chris Moody, CNN Writer LAS VEGAS (CNN) — If there’s one person relishing in Washington’s Trump-era dysfunction, it’s Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who sees the tumult as a More...

By United Press International On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Putin hints he may be Russian president for life

Eric DuVall, United Press International Writer MOSCOW (UPI) — In an interview with teenage schoolchildren, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted he may remain president for life. Russian President Vladimir More...