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 decision in 2018. The First Amendment is among the most cherished parts of the U.S. Constitution. Among its provisions, the First Amendment More...

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By Jake Leonard On Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from September 19 to October 1, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between September 19 to October 1, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: Chantel J. Guyot, 20, of Coalton was cited with multiple More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Water tower, fire hydrant, well cleaning bulk of business in Raymond village board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussions continued regarding cleaning of the water tower and cleaning and repainting of the fire hydrants among other items of business in an abbreviated session of the Raymond More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Fall harvest antique tractor auction set for October 20-21

Live and online auction will feature a solid lineup of tractors, implements, toys and memorabilia plus filming for upcoming season of RFD-TV’s “Classic Tractor Fever” NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, October 6th, 2017

Entertainment minute: ‘Fast & Furious’, ‘Men In Black’ spinoff, ‘Rush Hour 4’ in development

We’ve got a jam-packed entertainment minute for today, so let’s get started without any further delays… LOS ANGELES — Rumors regarding another film in the Fast and the Furious series have More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

McDonald’s employee arrested for serving ‘Happy’ Meals with cocaine

BRONX, NY (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to a report from the New York Post, a McDonald’s night shift manager in the Bronx was arrested Wednesday for serving a side of cocaine with Happy Meals. Actions More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

St. John’s Hospital honors nurses for dedicated care provided to retired UFC fighter Matt Hughes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Many members of the medical team at HSHS St. John’s Hospital gathered with former UFC fighter and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes and members of his family Tuesday as they More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Lawmakers grill former Equifax chairman over data breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday grilled Equifax’s former chief executive over the massive data hack of the personal information of 145 million Americans, calling the company’s More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Live updates: Harris opponent decries Rauner’s signing of abortion funding bill, Harris opts out of running again in 2018

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate seeking to unseat 53rd District state representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) in the March primary. The candidate, Katie Miller, said that Illinois More...

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