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 the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Illinois Policy Institute and others, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed historic civil asset forfeiture More...

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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 Eric Kirchberg On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Wheaton College football players charged in hazing incident

WHEATON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several Wheaton College football players are facing criminal charges after a freshman teammate was restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked with two torn shoulders More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Actor Jamie Foxx promotes crypto exchange ICO

LOS ANGELES (Heartland Newsfeed) — Yet another celebrity has entered the cryptocurrency promotion fray, with Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx promoting an upcoming initial coin offering (ICO). In a post on More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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WWE Hall of Famer “The Brain” Bobby Heenan passes away Sunday

LARGO, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Legendary wrestling manager/announcer/personality Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (or “The Weasel” as co-announcer Gorilla Monsoon would insist) passed away More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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‘It’ stomps ‘Mother’ with $60 million in its second week

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stephen King adaption “It” continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky’s audacious More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Raffle item donated for Pana Community Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar

PANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Ron and Jan McMillen of Pana have donated a hand-crafted children’s table with four chairs painted in bright primary colors, which will be among one of several raffle items More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Which Illinois State Fair Grandstand concerts made, lost the most money?

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — While country music is usually a staple in the Illinois State Fair Grandstand concert lineup, they were outshone by two completely different types of music — a cappella More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Tom Brady: Concussions part of ‘the physical nature of our game’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn’t worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football, the New England Patriots quarterback says in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend. FILE More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Commentary: Claims by Feds and tech experts regarding Kaspersky Labs software is hogwash

Moments ago, we re-published an article published by the Associated Press (“Best Buy says it will no longer sell Kaspersky Labs software, worries ripple in consumer market” — which has since been More...

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