Manar/Bourne: Bipartisanship in General Assembly led to historic landmark school funding reform

Educating children should be a bipartisan issue. Two weeks ago in the General Assembly, it finally was. After years of working on this issue and months of intense negotiations, the General Assembly passed a landmark school funding reform law that fundamentally will transform the way Illinois funds its schools. This once-in-a-generation school funding More...

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By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Letter To The Editor: Montgomery County Board faces potential cuts for Fiscal Year 2018

The tentative Montgomery County budget for fiscal year 2018 came in with a deficit of approximately $600,000 in the General Fund. The General Fund supports many of the offices and services citizens use everyday. More...

By United Press International On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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President Donald Trump signs $15.3 billion hurricane disaster relief, debt ceiling measure

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a package to provide $15.25 billion for hurricane disaster relief and raise the debt limit, the White House press secretary said. U.S. President More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Illinois Secretary of State issues consumer warning regarding flood-damaged vehicles from recent hurricanes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White issued a warning Wednesday to consumers looking to purchase used vehicles to beware of flood-damaged vehicles resulting from flooding More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Illinois Republicans: J.B. Pritzker and former governor Blagojevich used pay to play tactics, according to Chicago Tribune report

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release released today from the Illinois Republican Party, party spokesman Aaron DeGroot reveals a bombshell Chicago Tribune report regarding Democratic Party gubernatorial More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Libertarian Party denounces the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

WASHINGTON (Libertarian Party) — The Trump administration has announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program commonly known as DACA. DACA protects immigrants who came to the More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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United Airlines won’t be fined for forcibly removing passenger from seat

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Federal officials won’t fine United Airlines over an incident in April in which a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat after the airline oversold the flight, it was revealed More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Watchdog report: Social Security Administration paid $38 million to dead veterans

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Social Security Administration paid out nearly $38 million to veterans that were already dead, according to an Inspector General report released last week. A veteran salutes during More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Rep. Brad Halbrook calls for wiser approach to state K-12 funding

SHELBYVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) recently called for K-12 funding to be more focused following a report on the alarming rapid growth of education in the More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Rep. Jeanne Ives points to Coles County assessment suit as proof system is broken

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) wants the Illinois Department of Revenue to investigate every Illinois county to determine whether property assessments have More...

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