Illinois Policy: Illinois lawmakers stampede for the exit

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The most likely driver is pretty obvious to most Illinoisans: the rage of constituents. Thirty state lawmakers in the 100th General Assembly will not be holding their seats in the 101st General Assembly. And that’s not even counting those who might be ousted at the ballot box next year. The exodus is More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Republican leaders voice disagreement with Rauner approval of abortion expansion bill

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Republican leaders from throughout the state have voiced their disapproval of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signing the abortion expansion bill into law, House Bill More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Pritzker picks up endorsement from Mendoza in governor’s race

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — During a press conference in Springfield Wednesday, Democratic Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced that she would endorse J.B. Pritzker for governor. Mendoza More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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McCann property in Florida subject of foreclosure, sale

PLAINVIEW (Heartland Newsfeed) — State senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) and his wife Vicki were subjects of a foreclosure lawsuit filed last summer on a home they purchased in Florida in 2005. McCann, who More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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Geneva attorney eyes 65th District House seat with reform in mind

GENEVA, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Republican Dan Ugaste summarizes his decision to re-enter the crazy world of Illinois politics by repeating the sage words of a philosopher he admires. “Edmund Burke More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Ballot access victory for Libertarian Party of Illinois as full-slate requirement declared unconstitutional by Seventh Circuit Court

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Libertarian Party of Illinois was handed a victory by the Seventh District of the U.S. Circuit Court Friday, declaring an Illinois elections requirement that third parties More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Libertarian candidate Alison Foxall set to qualify for Florida House District 72 race by petitioning

SARASOTA, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Alison Foxall, Libertarian candidate for Florida’s 72nd House District, delivered nearly 500 signed petitions to the Sarasota Supervisor of Elections Monday to qualify More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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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 More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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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
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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...

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