Rotheimer questions sexual harassment report in email to state representative

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A victims rights advocate whose allegations of sexual harassment against a state senator have been all but dismissed by the state’s legislative inspector general had a lot of questions today for a state representative about an alleged lack of public scrutiny and due process. Mothers on a Mission to Stop More...

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By Associated Press On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018

Morrisonville CUSD #1 board discusses early graduation for seniors, honor roll changes part of meeting business

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several imminent changes are about to take place for students at Morrisonville High School beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, according to presentations given during More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018

New alderman installed, much needed bill payments paid in Witt January meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Witt-based organization presents a community spirit award and more business was tabled despite barely making quorum with the absence of aldermen Donna Yeske and Brandon White More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Bourne issues resolution in opposition of vehicle mileage tax

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has signed on as chief co-sponsor of a resolution that voices opposition to a new tax on Illinois motorists being charged per More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

McConchie discusses marijuana possession at joint hearing on cannabis legislation

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) discussed racial bias and cannabis in joint legislative committee hearings Monday. In a nearly five-hour hearing involving the House & More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Court decision: Pennsylvania Congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) — Pennsylvania’s top court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Syverson says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — One state lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says a bill that would allow for up to six new casinos More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Skillicorn joins call to legalize hemp production

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) has joined the growing ranks of those publicly advocating for the legalization of industrial hemp in Illinois. “What is the More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Skillicorn says Chicago needs spending reform, not bailout

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — As pressure mounts on the city of Chicago to address its debt crisis, some have suggested the state should help the city cover its expenses. “Chicago has spent at least More...