Skillicorn calls for more progress on ending sexual harassment

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) wants the sexual harassment conversation in the General Assembly to continue. At a House hearing on Oct. 31, activist Denise Rotheimer accused Senate Majority Caucus Whip Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) of sexually harassing her a year ago, and Chicago-based political fundraiser More...

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By Eric Kirchberg On Friday, November 10th, 2017

Rotheimer: House hopeful says Rep. Yingling doesn’t listen to constitutents

ROUND LAKE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Denise Rotheimer wants to let the residents of Illinois’ 62nd House District that she’s listening. “Many of the constituents here are upset about high property More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Gubernatorial hopeful Pritzker receives endorsement from state senator Manar

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — During a campaign event in Springfield Wednesday morning, State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) announced his endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful JB Pritzker. The More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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💸 Well over $100 million pours into Illinois gubernatorial race — and it’s a year away 💰

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The amount of money raised for the 2018 Illinois gubernatorial primaries has already blown past the $100 million mark…and that’s with five months to go until More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Illinois lawmakers propose bill to regulate political ads on social media

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A new bill would require buyers of political and issue ads on social media to disclose their identities and would impose record-keeping requirements on social media companies. State More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Salem-area man announces Libertarian campaign for Illinois House District 107

SALEM (Heartland Newsfeed) — With current state representative John Cavaletto not seeking re-election in the 107th House District, a Libertarian has thrown his name into the race. Salem resident Thadeus Freed More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Straub: Gas tax is a potential boiling point for Illinoisans

BURR RIDGE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois is slowly becoming unrecognizable in the eyes of Mickey Straub. “We’re losing at least one person every eight minutes now that’s moving out of the state because More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Four candidates are seeking to fill 70th District void as Robert Pritchard bows out

SYCAMORE (Heartland Newsfeed) – To date, 32 state lawmakers have announced in the past few months that they have resigned or will not run for re-election in 2018, including state representative Robert Pritchard More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Taylorville businessman Seth McMillan throws name into Illinois’ 48th District Senate race

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Seth McMillan, a small business owner and teacher from Taylorville was joined by family and supporters today as he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation’s worst budget crisis, and a review obtained by The Associated Press shows $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills More...

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