Libertarian candidate a longshot who could alter race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cliff Hyra, the long-shot Libertarian candidate in this year’s closely watched race for Virginia governor, knows of at least two people who are bullish about his chances on Election Day. His two eldest daughters, ages 7 and 5, are convinced he’s going to win, Hyra said in a recent interview. But polls suggest they More...

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By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Kankakee County Board hopeful wants a change of direction

KANKAKEE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Colton Ekhoff is suiting up for the election. The carpenter and Republican hopes to unseat Jim Vickery as the 2nd District representative on the Kankakee County Board. “I More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Ives rejects Rauner after signing of abortion expansion measure

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has ended her backing of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s election bid in the wake of his signing of a measure to expand abortion in Illinois. “This More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Bill would bar Madigan from serving as legislative leader and party chair

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The speaker is nationally unique in his ability to control politics and policy. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is the only legislative leader in the nation to More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Sunday, October 1st, 2017

McConchie dismayed by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s change of heart on abortion funding measure

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) says he’s lost some of his belief in Gov. Bruce Rauner. “Words cannot express my profound disappointment of the governor’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, September 29th, 2017

State Rep. Dan Brady opposes raising gas taxes for state infrastructure needs

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinoisans already pay a variety of high taxes, including at the pump. Illinois state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) has made his position clear on whether the state needs More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017

Illinois Policy: Illinois lawmakers stampede for the exit

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — The most likely driver is pretty obvious to most Illinoisans: the rage of constituents. Thirty state lawmakers in the 100th General Assembly will not be holding their More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

McCann property in Florida subject of foreclosure, sale

PLAINVIEW (Heartland Newsfeed) — State senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) and his wife Vicki were subjects of a foreclosure lawsuit filed last summer on a home they purchased in Florida in 2005. McCann, who More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Illinois Policy: Barbara Flynn Currie to receive 6-figure pension after first year of retirement

CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — The longtime House majority leader will benefit from a sweetener provision that grants massive pension spikes to career lawmakers after one year of retirement. Illinois More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Christopher Howick informs voters in Illinois House District 88 that Jill Blair isn’t the only candidate in race

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — With recent increased attention directed toward Democrat Jill Blair’s declared intention to run for state representative in Illinois House District 88, Christopher More...

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