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Chinese automaker plans to enter U.S. market in 2019

DETROIT (UPI) — Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group plans to enter the U.S. market in 2019, the company said at the Detroit Auto Show Monday. “We intend to gain a foothold in the U.S.,” GAC Motors president Yu Jun said at a news conference. “If we can make it in the U.S., we can make it anywhere and enhance further More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Single-vehicle accident in rural Christian County results in death of Effingham man

RURAL PANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — An automotive accident resulting in one fatality in rural Pana is currently under joint investigation by two county governmental agencies in Christian County. In a statement More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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Section of Illinois DUI law ruled unconstitutional

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Law enforcement officers investigating cases involving pending DUI charges will now require a warrant to be presented before drawing blood and urine samples from suspected impaired More...

By Reuters On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge, several presumed dead

DuPONT, Wash. (Reuters) – An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Caulkins: Budget ‘shell game’ to cost state $1.5 billion, 22,000 jobs

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dan Caulkins is increasingly concerned about a provision in the state’s 2018 fiscal year budget he fears could cause taxpayers as much as $1.5 billion. Beyond the massive More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from November 13 to December 10, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between November 13 and December 10, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: John E. McMillian, 30, of Nokomis was cited for More...

By United Press International On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Anheuser-Busch orders 40 new electric Tesla semis

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — To reduce its carbon footprint, beer maker Anheuser-Busch said Thursday it’s ordered 40 new, fully electric Tesla semis equipped with a semi-autonomous pilot system. The company said the More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Season 2 of Amazon’s The Grand Tour to guest star David Hasselhoff, Keifer Sutherland

LONDON/SEATTLE (UPI) — Amazon has announced the guest stars slated to appear in Season 2 of its car-themed docu-series The Grand Tour. Among those booked are Luke Evans, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Bonneville, Kevin More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Illinois could be one of the first states to have driverless vehicles on its roads

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The head of the Illinois Department of Transportation says driverless cars are closer to the state’s roadways than you think. IDOT Director Randy Blankenhorn told a More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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State police investigates fatal Thanksgiving Eve accident in Logan County

LINCOLN (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police and ISP District 09 are investigating a Thanksgiving Eve accident that has resulted in one fatality. According to a preliminary traffic crash investigation, More...