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Federal grant awarded to widen Interstate 57 near Carbondale

CARBONDALE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The State of Illinois is receiving a $7.6 million grant to add lanes and help ease the flow of traffic in an often-congested, 5-mile stretch of Interstate 57 between Johnston City and Pond Creek. The Illinois Department of Transportation and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost announced the award today. “These improvements More...

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By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Pothole got your tire? The state may pay for that

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Temperature swings often result in the creation of potholes that can be mistaken for tunnels, and damage from hitting one of them could cost you hundreds of dollars. However, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Head-on collision near Rosamond results in death of Nokomis man

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10:52 p.m. ROSAMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — A head-on collision which took place near Rosamond along Illinois Route 16 resulted in a death of a Nokomis man, according to a preliminary More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from December 11, 2017 to February 18, 2018

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed by the Nokomis Police Department between December 11, 2017 and January 10, 2018 and between January 22 and February 18, 2018, 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 Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Bourne issues resolution in opposition of vehicle mileage tax

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has signed on as chief co-sponsor of a resolution that voices opposition to a new tax on Illinois motorists being charged per More...

By United Press International On Friday, January 19th, 2018

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.,” More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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

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

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...