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. Mike Fortner, R – West Chicago

By   /  September 12, 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. Mike Fortner, R-West Chicago. Here’s what he had to say.

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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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$1M zoo investment to provide opportunities for developmentally disabled

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

A $1 million investment of taxpayer dollars to the Windy City’s biggest zoo will provide more than economic benefits to the community of Brookfield, organizers say.

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