Roy Moore avoids spotlight, questions following allegations of sexual misconduct

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He’s appeared at only a handful of rallies in front of friendly audiences and steadfastly has shunned reporters from the mainstream media. Moore’s past campaigns More...

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By Associated Press On Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Rauner stating that he doesn’t run the government in Illinois haunts gubernatorial race

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner raised eyebrows, then questions about whether he misspoke after he declared “I am not in charge” of the state. Now it looks like the comment could haunt More...

By Associated Press On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Former Minnesota governor Pawlenty considering running for Al Franken’s Senate seat

WASHINGTON/ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In the wake of U.S. Senator Al Franken’s resignation amid sexual harassment allegations, Democrats at home are now scrambling to find a short-term and long-term replacement. Franken More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Decatur passes budget out of balance by $3 million

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — As its population and tax base erode, the city of Decatur passed a budget for fiscal year 2018 more than $3 million in the red. The Decatur City Council More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Downstate Republican senator: Illinois should legalize marijuana

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Add a Republican senator from Central Illinois to the growing list of Illinois lawmakers who say the state should legalize recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jason Barickman More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

News release: Rep. Rodney Davis should refuse financial assistance from the RNC

WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a news release made Tuesday afternoon by the Democratic Congressional Candidate Committee (DCCC), they called for Republican U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (IL-13) to More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Rep. John Conyers retiring amid sexual misconduct allegations

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (UPI) — Michigan Rep. John Conyers announced Tuesday he is retiring immediately amid allegations of sexual harassment. Conyers told a Detroit radio station he’s “retiring More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

King Township holds public hearing regarding proposed property tax hike

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A public hearing will be held Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at the King Township building in rural Morrisonville. The agenda of the meeting is consideration of a proposed More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Libertarian Party fires back on GOP attacks regarding Christmas movie showings, citing Governor’s tailgates

LINCOLN, Neb. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Libertarian Party of Nebraska published a news release Monday, describing recent Republican attacks aimed at state senator Laura Ebke (L-Crete) for hosting free Christmas More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

New inspector general to victim: Hand over your cellphone and passwords

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The newly appointed Inspector General in Springfield told the victim of alleged sexual harassment by a lawmaker to turn over unlimited access to her cell phone and social More...

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