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GUEST COLUMN: Some modes of travel are cheaper than others

There are many decisions that you can expect to make in your travel plans. Sometimes that preparation is part of the fun of the trip. This article has many helpful hints and pointers on making traveling arrangements and plans to help you stay focused on the fun and less on the stress. Before you go anywhere, check if you have any of those extra rewards More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Rauner signs SB1451, paving the way for 5G wireless technology, jobs and economic growth

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 Thursday to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology More...

By United Press International On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Trump orders examination of USPS operations, finances

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Donald Trump has formed a new task force to examine the operations model of the U.S. Postal Service, in view of mounting financial losses. Trump signed an executive order Thursday More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Former Ohio congressman Boehner evolves from anti-marijuana stance, joins Acreage advisory board

NEW YORK (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release published Wednesday by multi-state cannabis company Acreage Holdings, it was announced that a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget without new taxes

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner framed his legislative agenda Monday for the upcoming session of the Illinois General Assembly around two key imperatives: a truly balanced, full-year FY19 More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 6th, 2018

Martin resigns as Witt alderman citing county treasurer appointment in recent council meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion which carried over from the March 20 special meeting regarding outside labor, water department updates and the employee handbook were among items of business during More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Illinois legislature considering allowing tax bills to be paid with cryptocurrency

A recent topic of discussion in the Illinois House may become a point of discussion in next week’s scheduled hearing of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, slated for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. What More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Ives and Skillicorn blame Rauner for the shrinking net worth of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — While the blame game is well underway between Democrats and Republicans, both in the Illinois General Assembly and in the gubernatorial race, Republicans are taking the More...

By Associated Press On Friday, March 16th, 2018

Toys R Us is planning to liquidate its US operations

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

‘Mr. Records’ keeps Kenya’s last vinyl music shop alive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tucked into a busy market in Kenya’s capital is arguably the country’s last record store. In this photo taken Thursday, March 1, 2018, James “Jimmy” Rugami stands inside his vinyl More...