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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 sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. This Jan. 24, 2018, file photo shows a person walking near the entrance to a Toys R Us store, More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 8th, 2018

LLCU CEO Harris resigns, CFO Althoff named interim CEO

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) announced in a press release Thursday that Chief Executive Officer Doug Harris will be resigning from his position effective Friday. The credit More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Coinbase hit with two class-action lawsuits, one claiming insider trading

SAN FRANCISCO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will be facing two new class-action lawsuits in Federal court, one of which accuses the exchange of insider trading. The first More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Bourne proposes legislation to repeal the estate tax

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Agriculture runs deep in our American heritage and has been a key component of our state’s history. Illinois, with over 72,000 farms that cover 27 million acres, is an More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Litchfield ponders 12-year extension of TIF District 1

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — With four years remaining on the current tax increment fund (TIF) in District 1, the City of Litchfield presented their case to fellow taxing bodies as to why this district More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Paying attention to the newest case in the Supreme Court? Meet the Illinois man responsible for it

SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Mark Janus received his first lessons about public service at an early age, while growing up in Springfield as a member of the Boy Scouts in the area. His dedication More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Everything coming to Netflix in March — and what’s leaving

LOS GATOS, Calif. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Netflix Inc. continues to throw its weight around and zero in on luring Hollywood’s top creative talent to make shows and films exclusively for the streaming platform. Last More...

By Associated Press On Friday, February 23rd, 2018

General Mills gets pet-friendly, buying Blue Buffalo for $8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls. This Sept. 20, 2011, file photo shows a box of General Mills’ Fiber One cereal, in Philadelphia. General Mills is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

AT&T to test 5G mobile network in Atlanta, Dallas, Waco

DALLAS (UPI) — Two Texas cities — Dallas and Waco — and Atlanta have been selected as the first places in the United States to see AT&T’s mobile 5G network, considered the next generation More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Guitar company Gibson reportedly facing bankruptcy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to a report, Gibson, the iconic guitar brand whose Les Paul and SG instruments have been played by generations of musicians including Slash, Bob Marley and More...