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 or if it’s meant to undermine law enforcement investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 More...

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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 Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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 More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Vape shops sue to block US regulation covering e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — A group of vape shops in five U.S. states on Tuesday announced a trio of lawsuits challenging a rule adopted by the Food and Drug Administration that allows the regulator More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Guilty verdict handed down in Stivers murder case

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — After a trial that dragged on for nearly three weeks, a Christian County jury has handed down a guilty verdict for a Pana man charged with the first-degree murder and aggravated 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 Associated Press On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Prosecutors won’t charge Polanski after molestation report

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski after a woman said he molested her in 1975 — when she was 10 years old — because the More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Section of Illinois DUI law ruled unconstitutional

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Law enforcement officers investigating cases involving pending DUI charges will now require a warrant to be presented before drawing blood and urine samples from suspected impaired More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Mobster acquitted in Goodfellas heist gets prison sentence for arson

NEW YORK (AP) — A legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie “Goodfellas” came back to haunt an 82-year-old mobster on Thursday, when a judge cited evidence of his role in it while sentencing More...

By United Press International On Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Walmart drops in-house punishment for shoplifters

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (UPI) — Retailer Walmart is ending an alternative to prosecution for shoplifting, the company said, that could put a larger burden on local police forces. The company is suspending its More...