Hickey becomes newest departure from Rauner administration

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced in a press release Wednesday that Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey will leave the administration in March to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. She will join Schiff Hardin, a general practice law firm representing clients across the country and around the world. Bottom More...

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By Associated Press On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Colorado congressman booed as gun action is demanded

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado, talks during a More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Shrinking Decatur to face budgetary hurdles in coming year

DECATUR (Illinois Policy Institute) — After passing an unbalanced budget in 2017, Decatur will have to address its declining population and revenue as it looks ahead to crafting future budgets. Gov. Bruce More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Nuisance complaint, ordinance updates among business at first Raymond board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — A nuisance complaint and updates to the village’s code of ordinances took up most of the Raymond Village Board’s shortened session on Monday, Feb. 5. Resident Kristy More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Illinois teachers saw union dues flow to Chicago groups, politics and Madigan

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — Government worker unions can use their members’ dues in any number of ways. The most recent federal filings of one of Illinois’ largest teachers unions More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Breen wants to mirror federal K-12 savings benefits in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A state representative says his idea of mirroring Illinois law to the recent federal tax reform to allow for tax free investments for K-12 education will help keep investments More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Illinois’ congressional delegations split on significance of FISA abuse memo

WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Illinois’ congressional delegation is split along party lines on whether the controversial memo released Friday exposes inherent bias in the FBI against the Trump administration More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Commentary: Illinois Family Institute continues campaign of ignorance on pot legalization

Kathy Valente from the Illinois Family Institute has yet again continued the organization’s ignorance campaign on a pending Cook County resolution to legalize marijuana in the county. In a Letter To The Editor More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Illinois Lottery control board chairman resigns over Twitter remarks

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois Lottery Control Board Chairman J. Blair Garber has resigned from his post after being bombarded with calls for his removal in the wake of comments he made More...