Rauner signs civil asset forfeiture reform into law

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The new law will transfer the burden of proof to law enforcement in forfeiture proceedings. In a signing ceremony Tuesday alongside criminal justice reform advocates from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Illinois Policy Institute and others, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed historic civil asset forfeiture More...

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By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Kohl’s opens its doors to Amazon’s returns

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc./SEATTLE (Heartland Newsfeed/CNBC) — Amazon is growing its partnership with department store chain Kohl’s. Earlier this summer, the two companies announced that Kohl’s would More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Wheaton College football players charged in hazing incident

WHEATON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several Wheaton College football players are facing criminal charges after a freshman teammate was restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked with two torn shoulders More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Tom Brady: Concussions part of ‘the physical nature of our game’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn’t worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football, the New England Patriots quarterback says in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend. FILE More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Commentary: Claims by Feds and tech experts regarding Kaspersky Labs software is hogwash

Moments ago, we re-published an article published by the Associated Press (“Best Buy says it will no longer sell Kaspersky Labs software, worries ripple in consumer market” — which has since been More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Best Buy says it will no longer sell Kaspersky Labs software, worries ripple in consumer market

NEW YORK (AP) — Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned Federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software on Wednesday. Best Buy said it will no More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Paris to host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles to follow in 2028

LIMA, Peru (UPI) — For the first time in modern Olympics history, the International Olympic Committee announced two host locations at once Wednesday: Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028. From left to right: More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Le’Veon Bell tweet leads to Dairy Queen gig for a day

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell jokingly tweeted during his preseason contract holdout that he might have to apply for a job at Dairy Queen. In this Tuesday, Sept More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Apple unveils $999 iPhone X with facial recognition

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest and most expensive phone, the iPhone X. Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus, More...

By United Press International On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Hurricane Jose slowly weakening in the Atlantic

NASSAU, Bahamas (UPI) — Hurricane Jose, which was downgraded to a Category 2 storm Monday morning, is expected to continue weakening over the next couple of days as it lingers in the Atlantic Ocean east of More...

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