By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Nokomis siblings accused of stealing elderly woman’s debit card, spending over $1,600

Sarah Hopping of Nokomis and Travis Hopping of Pana are facing aggravated identity theft charges after stealing an elderly Taylorville woman’s debit card Tuesday. NOKOMIS/TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Allegiant Air flight without air conditioning causes passengers to faint

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Reports about a June 22 incident involving an air conditioning unit malfunction on an Allegiant Air flight surfaced Friday, following two weeks since the incident took More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Madigan, Moylan need to go if Illinois is to grow, GOP opponent says

  From left: House Speaker Michael Madigan and State Representative Martin Moylan. (Courtesy photos) SPRINGFIELD/DES PLAINES (Heartland Newsfeed) — House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and State More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Nokomis Community Blood Drive scheduled for July 27

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Nokomis will host a community blood drive on July 27 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Nokomis Memorial Park House located at 118 Memorial Park Drive. Donors will receive a $10 More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Arkansas Libertarians earn ballot access for 2018 ballot, urges for better access

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a certified letter from Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office Monday, the Libertarian Party has attained new party status for the fourth election More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Illinois ranks next-to-last in state fiscal health, report finds

ARLINGTON, Va. (Heartland Newsfeed via Morning Consult) — Illinois trailed most states financially long before this year’s dramatic budget impasse, according to an annual report published Tuesday by the More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Olde Tyme Tractor Show kicks off in Hillsboro this weekend

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Olde Tyme Tractor Show will be held this weekend, July 15 and 16 at Lake Glenn Shoals Park.  The show, celebrating 22 years in operation, is sponsored by the Montgomery More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Severe storms hit Nokomis area Monday night

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed/Free Press-Progress/Morrisonville Times) — At approximately 11 PM Monday night, a severe storm impacted the Nokomis area, hitting residents with high winds. The National Weather More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Medical group office in Pana re-opens

PANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Pana Medical Group, a division of Pana Community Hospital, re-opened their office following renovations that lasted a little over a month. Completed renovations included a new front More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Illinois Power veteran joins Affordable Gas & Electric as senior energy strategist

MT. VERNON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE) announced the addition of Bob Kelsheimer as Sr. Energy Strategist Monday.  Bob brings over 26 years of electric and gas utility experience More...