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 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 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...

By Guest Poster On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

BERG: Hold on to your wallets, Springfield back in session for 2018

State lawmakers will start returning to their perches in Springfield Jan. 23. What can Illinoisans expect? 2017 left a bad taste in the mouths of many. The year began with an impasse and ended in a torrent of treacherous More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Proposed law would make it easier for out of state teachers to work in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — The latest proposal to solve Illinois’ teacher shortage could have schools, once again, looking across the state line. Illinois schools need teachers. Every fall, school districts More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Illinois senators announce plan to connect rural schools to high-speed internet

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois school districts that have not yet been able to afford the cost of installing reliable high-speed internet soon will be able to do so under a plan being advanced More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 5th, 2018

Illinois legislative ethics commission under fire for neglecting complaints

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The ethics commission that oversees the Illinois General Assembly has been hit with a complaint for neglecting to follow through with their duties for years, with the question More...