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 City Club of Chicago crowd earlier this month that the state is actively courting driverless vehicle testers to begin running on Illinois’ More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

State police urges safe driving during Thanksgiving holiday travel period

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is generally one of the busiest travel holiday periods of the year. As millions of travelers take to Illinois roadways to celebrate Thanksgiving, More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Colorado fines Uber $8.9 million for problem drivers

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber’s parent company on Monday for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro clocked going 119 MPH Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN’ PEER’-oh) has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph (192 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone in upstate New York. The Daily More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

State police seeks information on criminal act in Logan County

ATLANTA, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police is investigating an incident which occurred early Monday along the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near mile marker 140 in Logan County. A motorist’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from October 29 to November 12, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between October 29 and November 12, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: Kelsie N. Miller, 28, of Nokomis was arrested on More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

GasBuddy analyst: gasoline prices unseasonably high, but relief is coming

BOSTON (UPI) — Retail gasoline prices continue to put a strain on consumer pocket books late in the season, though relief is around the corner, a market report found. Motor club AAA reports a national average More...

By United Press International On Saturday, November 4th, 2017

BMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles over fire risk

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. (UPI) — German automaker BMW announced Friday it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in North America over fire risks. The company issued two recalls with the National Highway Traffic More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, October 27th, 2017

Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from October 2 to October 15, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between October 2 and October 15, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: David L. Hicks, 44, of Nokomis was cited for breach More...