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Judge allows lawsuit accusing Madigan of running ‘sham candidates’ to go forward

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — A Federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing House Speaker Michael Madigan of running “sham candidates” in a 2016 election can move forward. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly ruled that the powerful Chicago Democrat’s 2016 primary challenger for his state House seat can pursue part of his More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Southern Illinois man apprehended in early morning shooting in Taylorville

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Southern Illinois man has been apprehended in relation to a shooting that took place in Taylorville early Monday morning. Lee W. Kennedy, 43, of Dubois was apprehended in More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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High school mock trial invitation to be held in Champaign

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Teams from 41 high schools throughout the state will participate in the 36th Annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational on March 24 More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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Coinbase hit with two class-action lawsuits, one claiming insider trading

SAN FRANCISCO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will be facing two new class-action lawsuits in Federal court, one of which accuses the exchange of insider trading. The first More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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Paying attention to the newest case in the Supreme Court? Meet the Illinois man responsible for it

SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Mark Janus received his first lessons about public service at an early age, while growing up in Springfield as a member of the Boy Scouts in the area. His dedication More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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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 More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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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 Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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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...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Vape shops sue to block US regulation covering e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — A group of vape shops in five U.S. states on Tuesday announced a trio of lawsuits challenging a rule adopted by the Food and Drug Administration that allows the regulator More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Guilty verdict handed down in Stivers murder case

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — After a trial that dragged on for nearly three weeks, a Christian County jury has handed down a guilty verdict for a Pana man charged with the first-degree murder and aggravated More...