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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 McCallister couldn’t prevent. In the small Cook County village of Winnetka, Illinois, sits the filming site of John Hughes’ 1990 Christmas More...

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By Illinois News Network On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Illinois officials react to FCC’s net neutrality vote

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — While Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan promises an appeal, an Illinois U.S. representative says lifting Federal net neutrality rules will hold internet service More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Spurlock ‘Super Size Me’ sequel pulled from Sundance festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed “Super More...

By Reuters On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Documentarian Morgan Spurlock steps down admitting sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Award-winning U.S. documentary maker Morgan Spurlock stepped down from his production company on Thursday after saying on social media that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. The More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Deal talks reportedly falls apart between Comcast and 21st Century Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a Comcast statement, The Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the door to a Disney bid. Comcast More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, December 10th, 2017
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Charlie Sheen sues National Enquirer over Corey Haim sexual assault allegation

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted teen actor Corey Haim. In papers filed Friday in Los Angeles, Sheen called More...

By Guest Poster On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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How Thailand has experienced the rise of the online streaming of sporting events

BANGKOK (Heartland Newsfeed/Guest Contribution) — In Thailand, there are currently over 20 million households watch television today, roughly translating to 30 million individuals glued to their television More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Film about mobster John Gotti, starring John Travolta, dropped by Lionsgate ten days before expected release

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Just 10 days before its scheduled release, Lionsgate has decided not to release Gotti, a film about infamous mobster John Gotti starring John Travolta. The distribution company sold More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Hulu faces lawsuit over lack of audio track for the blind

BOSTON (AP) — Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind and visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies. The More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Netflix: what’s coming and going in December

LOS GATOS, Calif. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Netflix announced in their news release Tuesday that some big-screen films such as 8 Mile, Full Metal Jacket and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 will be coming on the More...