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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 they want in order of preference. Geoffrey Cubbage, secretary of the Illinois Green Party, says an election reform like this already is a part More...

by Illinois News Network | Published 4 weeks ago
By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

After narrow primary defeat, Ives supporters mixed on whether they’ll support Rauner in November

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — After Gov. Bruce Rauner narrowly defeated challenger Jeanne Ives in the primary for Illinois’ Republican candidate for governor, the question is now whether the first-term More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 24th, 2018

COMMENTARY: The establishment choices in Illinois are horrible. Vote different.

An unmitigated disaster that is the two-party system with one-party rule in Illinois and America contributed to such a dismal showing in Tuesday’s primary election. That disaster comes in the form of two establishment More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 24th, 2018

March 20, 2018 Primary Election Results

Please note that we still have incomplete information, due to missing election results information from statewide totals for secretary of state, state comptroller and state treasurer. 2018PrimaryElectionReturns_VoterTurnout_FINAL 2018PrimaryElectionReturns_Draft3  More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Florida Libertarians seeking to run full slate of candidates for 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — While a February special election resulted in some level of disappointment to Florida Libertarians, the record amount of money raised for Florida House candidate Alison More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Photos: Libertarian candidates take on St. Patrick’s Day parades in Illinois

PEORIA/DECATUR/BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Libertarian Party candidates took to the parade routes in Peoria, Decatur and Bloomington Saturday in each of their respective St. Patrick’s Day parades. Currently More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Sexual harassment payouts for legislators by taxpayers could end with bill passage

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — In the wake of sexual harassment scandals sweeping the nation, an Illinois state representative’s bill banning tax dollars from being used to pay out settlements sailed More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Too close to call in Pennsylvania 18th, virtual tie as absentee votes await counting

PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The Congressional race for the 18th district in Pennsylvania was too close to call late Tuesday night. Democratic candidate Conor Lamb arrives to vote at the First Church of Christ Social More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 10th, 2018

DeKalb HS students question state representative candidates on guns

DeKALB (Heartland Newsfeed) — Students from DeKalb High School had the opportunity to ask questions to candidates running for the Illinois House seat in District 70 during a candidate forum held Tuesday, Mar. More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Springfield man announces Libertarian bid for Missouri U.S. Senate seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Springfield man is mounting a Libertarian bid for Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill’s U.S. Senate seat in Missouri with the ideals of limited government More...