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House representative leaving office early, taking private sector job

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Republican state representative who voted in favor of tax hikes in 2017 and opted not to seek re-election in November’s general election is leaving earlier than expected and will not serve the remainder of his term ending in January. 104th District State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin). Hays revealed More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Libertarians set to take over New Orleans as biennial national convention nears

ALEXANDRIA, Va./NEW ORLEANS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Libertarian Party will be holding their biennial national convention beginning next Saturday, June 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans with approximately More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Kehoe sworn in as Missouri’s newest lieutenant governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Amid much political turmoil and scandal related to disgraced Missouri governor Eric Grietens, a second change at the top of state government took place in Jefferson More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Ousted Madigan aide strikes out at accuser

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A former aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan shot back at the woman who accused him of sexual harassment earlier this year while downplaying her allegations. Attorneys More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
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Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois’ opioid crisis?

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have proposed an unusual plan to expand the use of medical marijuana as a way to fight the state’s growing opioid crisis. The plan is on the governor’s desk. It would More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang resigns from leadership roles amid harassment probe

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A high-ranking Democrat resigned from several leadership positions Thursday after being publicly accused of harassment, inappropriate behavior and retaliation by a former More...

By Reuters On Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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Kaspersky suits to overturn U.S. government ban dismissed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed two lawsuits by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab that sought to overturn bans on the use of the security software maker’s products in U.S. government More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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Caucus leaders narrow budget gap as deadline nears

http://heartlandnewsfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/5b0c9ea43787d.video-1.mp4 SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers say they are on track to have a balanced full-year budget before the More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Madigan calls for investigation after fresh accusations of retaliation from Chicago Democrat

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — House Speaker Michael Madigan has asked the Legislative Inspector General to investigate claims from a Chicago Democrat who said she felt pressured to quit her part-time More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several rural counties in Illinois are taking a stand for gun rights by utilizing a word that conservatives associate with liberal policies as an attempt to skirt More...