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Filing season for Illinois state tax returns begins next week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDoR) will start accepting state individual income tax returns for the 2017 tax year beginning next Monday, January 29, the same day the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accepts Federal income tax returns. IDoR is reminding taxpayers to file returns electronically and request More...

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By Illinois News Network On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Syverson says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — One state lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says a bill that would allow for up to six new casinos More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Skillicorn says Chicago needs spending reform, not bailout

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — As pressure mounts on the city of Chicago to address its debt crisis, some have suggested the state should help the city cover its expenses. “Chicago has spent at least More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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COMMENTARY: Trump IS NOT remotely close to being a “libertarian” president

Shortly after 11 PM last night, I received an alert from Google with an as-it-happens update (as that is a way we do find our news sometimes) and the headline from this particular article made me want to puke because More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Proof standardized testing doesn’t work? 64% of students in Pleasant Plains fail annual tests, 59% fail English

PLEASANT PLAINS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Academic results data released recently reveals 36 percent of Pleasant Plains Middle School students are considered on track for the next grade level, according to a More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Socialist leader of UK Labour Party Corbyn warns to brace for UK national elections next year

LONDON (Reuters) – Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said there is likely to be a British national election next year but that he opposes a second referendum on European Union membership, Grazia More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Skillicorn calls for end to Illinois Municipal League annual conference

EAST DUNDEE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Responding to a Daily Herald report detailing the cost to taxpayers, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) recently called for an end to the Illinois Municipal League’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Ethics probe triggers resignation of Chicago schools chief

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Forrest Claypool, chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, recently resigned following the release of a damning report filed by the district’s office of the inspector More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Taxpayers cover costs of bad pension fund investment return predictions

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — As municipalities across the state determine how to spend taxpayers’ money for the next year, they’re looking at what to expect for pension fund investment returns. More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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This Christmas, property taxes are robbing the McCallisters

WINNEKTA (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — Since 1990, the owners of 671 Lincoln Avenue have paid more than $783,000 in property taxes when adjusting for inflation. It’s a robbery even Kevin More...

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