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Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several rural counties in Illinois are taking a stand for gun rights by utilizing a word that conservatives associate with liberal policies as an attempt to skirt the law: sanctuary. Five counties at minimum have recently passed resolutions declaring themselves as sanctuary counties for gun owners. It More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Shared parenting bill passes on second committee vote, moves to House floor

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Family courts across Illinois may have to adapt to a new evidence-based form of shared parenting as part of divorce proceedings, should a proposed piece of legislation become More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, April 9th, 2018

Legislators debate equal parenting laws in Springfield this week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois’ divorce laws will likely be up for debate this week where lawmakers are slated to hear about a bill supporters believe will scrap the prejudicial, unfair More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Judge allows lawsuit accusing Madigan of running ‘sham candidates’ to go forward

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — A Federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing House Speaker Michael Madigan of running “sham candidates” in a 2016 election can move forward. U.S. District More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Southern Illinois man apprehended in early morning shooting in Taylorville

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Southern Illinois man has been apprehended in relation to a shooting that took place in Taylorville early Monday morning. Lee W. Kennedy, 43, of Dubois was apprehended in More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 10th, 2018

High school mock trial invitation to be held in Champaign

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Teams from 41 high schools throughout the state will participate in the 36th Annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational on March 24 More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Coinbase hit with two class-action lawsuits, one claiming insider trading

SAN FRANCISCO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will be facing two new class-action lawsuits in Federal court, one of which accuses the exchange of insider trading. The first More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Paying attention to the newest case in the Supreme Court? Meet the Illinois man responsible for it

SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Mark Janus received his first lessons about public service at an early age, while growing up in Springfield as a member of the Boy Scouts in the area. His dedication More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Illinois’ congressional delegations split on significance of FISA abuse memo

WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Illinois’ congressional delegation is split along party lines on whether the controversial memo released Friday exposes inherent bias in the FBI against the Trump administration 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...