By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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101st House District run based on people, not pay, candidate says

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dan Caulkins says his willingness to represent the residents of Illinois’ 101st House District without getting paid for it has hit a resounding note with people. “The More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson supports gas tax hike

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) joins state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) in supporting an increase in the state’s gas tax. “It may make sense to be looking More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Camelot Illinois awarded private management of Illinois Lottery Friday

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Lottery awarded its private management contract to Camelot Illinois, LLC on Friday. The Lottery’s Notice of Award was posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Illinois State Police promotes rail safety enforcement for Rail Safety Week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Police District 9 is partnering with local, state and Federal agencies to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains during Rail More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Dave Severin seeks re-election, wants to keep ‘Southern Illinois values’ in Capitol

BENTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Freshman lawmaker Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) recently announced that after nine months in office he is ready to take on another two years and will seek re-election in the 2018 More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Avery Bourne hosting open house at new district office

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) will be holding an open house at her new district office in Litchfield, now located at 207 N. State St., on Monday, October 16 More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from September 5 to September 18, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between September 5 to September 18, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: Geoffrey D. Wagner, 32, of Nokomis was cited for More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Illinois State Rep. Dan Brady wants to hike gas taxes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinoisans already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, including high taxes at the pump. Illinois state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) wants Illinoisans to pay More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Entertainment minute: ‘Will & Grace’ starts streaming Thursday, Sam Waterston returns in guest role, Anthony Michael Hall pleads no contest to assault charges.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall has pleaded no contest to shoving a neighbor who fell and broke his wrist. The 49-year-old Hall entered the plea in Los Angeles More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Republican challenger Patrick Windhorst rejects Phelps’s cousin as House replacement

HARRISBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — Republican Patrick Windhorst does not agree with replacing Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) with his cousin Natalie Phelps Finnie, according to a recent statement. “The More...

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