We’re still getting beat by Indiana

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Columns, Commentary, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Prosperity may not be around the corner, but it certainly is right next door – in Indiana.

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Historic hospital merger could be bad for consumers

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Health Care, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

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Critics worry that such a merger could have negative effects on healthcare pricing and costs to consumers, as well as regulatory issues.

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Attorney: Court ruling for bloggers a free speech victory for everyone

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Audio, Free Speech, Illinois, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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If you think you can use lawsuits to silence a citizen journalist, think again.

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Q and A with state Rep. Jack Franks

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

In its attempt to get to know each of our elected officials better, INN recently conducted a Q and A session with State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo. Here’s what he had to say.

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What does it cost taxpayers to pay for lawmakers’ empty Springfield residences?

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Although the Illinois constitution requires all statewide elected officials to have a residence in Springfield – none of the current constitutional officers have made the state capital their primary home.

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Report shines light on problems with public ed spending

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Education, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

A new report on school spending in Illinois reveals pension and salary-heavy budgets for many Illinois districts.

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