Ballot access victory for Libertarian Party of Illinois as full-slate requirement declared unconstitutional by Seventh Circuit Court

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Libertarian Party of Illinois was handed a victory by the Seventh District of the U.S. Circuit Court Friday, declaring an Illinois elections requirement that third parties must run a full slate of candidates to earn ballot access unconstitutional. “We have little difficulty concluding that the full-slate requirement More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Allen Skillicorn, David McSweeney call on legislature to repeal Trust Act

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Representatives Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and David McSweeney (R-Park Ridge) have asked the General Assembly to convene a special session to immediately More...

By Associated Press On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world. The Justice Department’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Pre-trial hearing set for Alexander Beccue October 31

VANDALIA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Alexander Beccue waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, September 6 in Fayette County Court and requested the matter be set at pre-trial status. Judge Don Sheafor More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Dutch judge orders government to do more on air pollution

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch judge on Thursday ordered the government to do more to rein in air pollution, a victory for activists who filed a civil case seeking measures to ensure cleaner air. According More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Illinois Republicans: J.B. Pritzker and former governor Blagojevich used pay to play tactics, according to Chicago Tribune report

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release released today from the Illinois Republican Party, party spokesman Aaron DeGroot reveals a bombshell Chicago Tribune report regarding Democratic Party gubernatorial More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Libertarian Party denounces the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

WASHINGTON (Libertarian Party) — The Trump administration has announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program commonly known as DACA. DACA protects immigrants who came to the More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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United Airlines won’t be fined for forcibly removing passenger from seat

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Federal officials won’t fine United Airlines over an incident in April in which a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat after the airline oversold the flight, it was revealed More...

By Reuters On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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U.S. appeals court says Texas can implement voter identification law

AUSTIN/NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) — The state of Texas won at least a temporary victory on Tuesday in its bid to implement a controversial voter identification law when a federal appeals court stayed a ruling More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Houston mayor imposes curfew to prevent looting

HOUSTON (UPI) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Tuesday night that he will enforce a curfew to prevent looting and other “potential criminal acts” as the city struggles to from Hurricane More...

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