SINCLAIR: If it’s billionaire vs. billionaire, I’m sitting election out

If next year’s election comes down to Bruce Rauner versus J.B. Pritzker, I’m not voting.  I have not missed voting in 35 years, but I will not cast a vote for either man. Why? I blame everybody. I blame the newspapers for reporting on the candidates’ wealth and declaring it news. How about giving equal coverage to the candidates running who don’t More...

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By Associated Press On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Ohio man sues city for arresting him over Facebook page

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech. Anthony More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Four candidates are seeking to fill 70th District void as Robert Pritchard bows out

SYCAMORE (Heartland Newsfeed) – To date, 32 state lawmakers have announced in the past few months that they have resigned or will not run for re-election in 2018, including state representative Robert Pritchard More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation’s worst budget crisis, and a review obtained by The Associated Press shows $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Illinois Policy: Janus v. AFSCME could mean more freedom for Illinois’ government workers

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Illinois Policy Institute) — For four decades, government workers have been denied their First Amendment right to freedom of association, but that could change with a U.S. Supreme Court More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Live updates: Harris opponent decries Rauner’s signing of abortion funding bill, Harris opts out of running again in 2018

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate seeking to unseat 53rd District state representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) in the March primary. The candidate, Katie Miller, said that Illinois More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Libertarian candidates make campaign stop at Mt. Vernon Fall Festival

The South Central Libertarians were participants in the Fall Festival parade this past weekend in Mt. Vernon. Pictured in front and center is Charlotte Lawler. Behind the banners from left to right are Jeni Floyd, More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Kankakee County Board hopeful wants a change of direction

KANKAKEE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Colton Ekhoff is suiting up for the election. The carpenter and Republican hopes to unseat Jim Vickery as the 2nd District representative on the Kankakee County Board. “I More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Ives rejects Rauner after signing of abortion expansion measure

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has ended her backing of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s election bid in the wake of his signing of a measure to expand abortion in Illinois. “This More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Bill would bar Madigan from serving as legislative leader and party chair

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The speaker is nationally unique in his ability to control politics and policy. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is the only legislative leader in the nation to More...

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