By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Live updates: Harris opponent decries Rauner’s signing of abortion funding bill, Harris opts out of running again in 2018

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate seeking to unseat 53rd District state representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) in the March primary. The candidate, Katie Miller, said that Illinois More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Kankakee County Board hopeful wants a change of direction

KANKAKEE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Colton Ekhoff is suiting up for the election. The carpenter and Republican hopes to unseat Jim Vickery as the 2nd District representative on the Kankakee County Board. “I More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Ives rejects Rauner after signing of abortion expansion measure

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has ended her backing of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s election bid in the wake of his signing of a measure to expand abortion in Illinois. “This More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Cases filed, concluded in Christian & Shelby County courts; citations issued for Nokomis-area residents

Cases Concluded In Christian County court August 11, a charge of criminal trespass to vehicles that allegedly happened May 6 was granted nolle prosequi for Toby Myers, 39, of Nokomis. The motion was filed by the More...

By Colby Applegate On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Gov. Rauner vetos geolocation bill Friday

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed HB 3449 Friday, a geolocation bill that would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without better protecting consumers from privacy issues. “This More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Rauner signs civil asset forfeiture reform into law

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The new law will transfer the burden of proof to law enforcement in forfeiture proceedings. In a signing ceremony Tuesday alongside criminal justice reform advocates from More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Kohl’s opens its doors to Amazon’s returns

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc./SEATTLE (Heartland Newsfeed/CNBC) — Amazon is growing its partnership with department store chain Kohl’s. Earlier this summer, the two companies announced that Kohl’s would More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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State Rep. Barbara Wheeler will not seek re-election to Illinois House in 2018

CRYSTAL LAKE (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) announced Friday she will not seek re-election to the Illinois House in 2018. State representative Barbara Wheeler at a March More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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U.S. tech stocks shape up for another day of selling after Amazon disappoints

Tech stocks looked set for another selloff on Friday, with Nasdaq-100 stock futures in deep red after Amazon massively missed forecasts, citing a struggle in the broader marketplace. Leading the way downward, Nasdaq-100 More...

By Colby Applegate On Saturday, July 1st, 2017
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Former SIU star makes his pitch for the Yankees

Chad Whitmer didn’t follow a straight line to stardom. Whitmer was a middle relief pitcher at Southern Illinois University whom head coach Ken Henderson described as doing a good job but nothing special in More...

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