New program at Blackburn College keeps college education affordable

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A new program at Blackburn College will now meet financial needs of both in-state students, as well as those students from throughout the United States. The new program, called the Blackburn Promise, has generated much interest at the college, a nationally-recognized liberal arts school located 60 miles northeast More...

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By United Press International On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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BNP to cut links with shale and tar sands groups

PARIS (UPI/Financial Times) — Paris-based global banker BNP Paribas announced Wednesday it would no longer do business with companies whose primary activity involves oil and gas extracted from shale deposits, More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation’s worst budget crisis, and a review obtained by The Associated Press shows $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GAW Miners CEO held liable for $9.8 million judgment in SEC case

WASHINGTON (CoinDesk) — A US Federal judge has signed off on a final judgment against Homero Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining firm GAW Miners. The judgment, entered on October 4, More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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County officials to vote on repealing Chicago-area soda tax

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials are expected to take a major step toward repealing a Chicago-area tax on sweetened beverages. The county board’s finance committee is meeting Tuesday to vote on a More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Honeywell spins off units worth $7.5 billion in sales, keeps aerospace

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (Reuters) — U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. will spin off its home and ADI global distribution business and transportation systems into two independent, publicly-traded More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Committee seeking to improve properties in Nokomis with community gardens meeting October 24

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A steering committee called Nokomis Community Gardens will be meeting at Ugly Mugs Coffeehouse on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. The interim chair of the committee, former chef More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Illinois Policy: Janus v. AFSCME could mean more freedom for Illinois’ government workers

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Illinois Policy Institute) — For four decades, government workers have been denied their First Amendment right to freedom of association, but that could change with a U.S. Supreme Court More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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How much did Mike Pence’s NFL walkout cost taxpayers?

INDIANAPOLIS/WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Democratic lawmakers on Sunday questioned how much taxpayer money was spent on an apparent political stunt by Vice President Mike Pence, who walked out of an NFL game More...

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