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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 costs, Caulkins, who recently launched his campaign against Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) in the 101st District, said in a release the plan More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 5 months ago
By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...