By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Hickey becomes newest departure from Rauner administration

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced in a press release Wednesday that Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey will leave the administration in March to pursue an opportunity in More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Shelbyville city bond referendum just doesn’t make sense

I read a letter to the editor submitted to the Shelbyville Daily Union, which was published Monday, from Debe Wright, water and sewer commissioner for the City of Shelbyville, regarding an upcoming referendum up More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 19th, 2018

YMCA planning new gym with commitment to stay in downtown Springfield

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — There is much speculation regarding the construction of another new facility for the Springfield YMCA, as the Y and Memorial Medical Center (MMC) have been in ongoing discussions More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Jeff Jarrett to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

That’s J-E-Double-F, J-A-Double-R, E-Double-T. STAMFORD, Conn./NEW ORLEANS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The “King of the Mountain” will be joining the immortals when Jeff Jarrett is inducted into More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Guitar company Gibson reportedly facing bankruptcy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to a report, Gibson, the iconic guitar brand whose Les Paul and SG instruments have been played by generations of musicians including Slash, Bob Marley and More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Blackburn business students to assist with filing tax returns

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The business department at Blackburn College will be offering IRS tax law-certified volunteers to assist low-to-moderate income taxpayers seeking help filing their taxes More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Audio Archive: Southern Illinois Congressional Candidate Forum

COLLINSVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate forum sponsored by Moms Demand Action, Indivisible 12th, Southwestern Illinois Democratic Women and Southern Illinois People for Progress was held at the International More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Nuisance complaint, ordinance updates among business at first Raymond board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — A nuisance complaint and updates to the village’s code of ordinances took up most of the Raymond Village Board’s shortened session on Monday, Feb. 5. Resident Kristy More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Illinois State Police holds preliminary investigation of Christian County crash

RURAL CHRISTIAN COUNTY (Heartland Newsfeed) — District 9 of the Illinois State Police released a preliminary investigation report regarding a traffic accident that took place along U.S. Route 51 in rural Christian More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Riemers enters Libertarian bid for North Dakota secretary of state

GRAND FORKS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Grand Forks-based Libertarian, following several bids for office in recent years, launched a campaign for secretary of state in North Dakota. Roland Riemers stated that More...