Bourne visits Georgia-Pacific facility in Mt. Olive

State Rep. Avery Bourne (center) is pictured with legislative aide Holly Klausing (left) and Georgia-Pacific representative Jeff Schoepke (right). The group recently toured the G-P facility in Mt. Olive, which produces roughly 1.25 million square feet of corrugated boxes every year for retailers and food manufacturers. MT. OLIVE (Heartland Newsfeed) More...

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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 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...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 4th, 2018

House bill would require referendum before local tax hikes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Local lawmakers in the Illinois General Assembly could be prevented from passing tax hikes without voter permission. With passage, the state’s voters will have to vote More...

By Brody Anderson On Friday, February 2nd, 2018

And One More Thing…Demand for Teachers in Illinois

And one more thing… In my last show I was talking about job opportunities in the state of Illinois for those who wanted to be an educator at any level. As I mentioned, the state is making it more and more difficult More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Commentary: What’s missing from the State of the State equation in Illinois?

By now, everyone knows what Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said in his State of the State address. We know what has been said by House and Senate Republicans. We know what has been said by House and Senate Democrats. More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Rauner delivers State of the State address amidst political and fiscal turmoil

Updated February 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — With government teeming in political and fiscal turmoil in a contentious election year, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner presented his State More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Full text: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s 2018 State of the State Address

Good afternoon: President Cullerton Speaker Madigan Leader Brady Leader Durkin Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti Attorney General Madigan Secretary White Comptroller Mendoza Treasurer Frerichs Members of the General More...