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 Monday, February 5th, 2018

Illinois taxpayers to wait a month for state tax refunds

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — If you usually file your taxes in February, you can file your tax return, but you will likely be waiting a month until your receive your refund. Terry Horstman from the Illinois More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Illinois Lottery control board chairman resigns over Twitter remarks

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois Lottery Control Board Chairman J. Blair Garber has resigned from his post after being bombarded with calls for his removal in the wake of comments he made More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 4th, 2018

House bill would require referendum before local tax hikes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Local lawmakers in the Illinois General Assembly could be prevented from passing tax hikes without voter permission. With passage, the state’s voters will have to vote More...

By Brody Anderson On Friday, February 2nd, 2018

And One More Thing…Demand for Teachers in Illinois

And one more thing… In my last show I was talking about job opportunities in the state of Illinois for those who wanted to be an educator at any level. As I mentioned, the state is making it more and more difficult More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Commentary: What’s missing from the State of the State equation in Illinois?

By now, everyone knows what Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said in his State of the State address. We know what has been said by House and Senate Republicans. We know what has been said by House and Senate Democrats. More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Rauner delivers State of the State address amidst political and fiscal turmoil

Updated February 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — With government teeming in political and fiscal turmoil in a contentious election year, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner presented his State More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Full text: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s 2018 State of the State Address

Good afternoon: President Cullerton Speaker Madigan Leader Brady Leader Durkin Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti Attorney General Madigan Secretary White Comptroller Mendoza Treasurer Frerichs Members of the General 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...