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Legislators debate equal parenting laws in Springfield this week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois’ divorce laws will likely be up for debate this week where lawmakers are slated to hear about a bill supporters believe will scrap the prejudicial, unfair existing system of parenting time that has proven to be biased against one parent and rarely ever see their children. Several states are either More...

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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 Danielle L. On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Two Minute Parents’ Guide To Infant and Toddler Dental Care

Dental care is an essential component of overall health regardless of age, but many parents seem to underestimate the benefits of developing positive dental habits in their children from a young age. There’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Jon Stewart: Former Illinois gubernatorial candidate fights back against village’s semi-auto gun ban

DEERFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available Tuesday afternoon, Jon Stewart, a retired professional wrestler and former Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, expressed his displeasure More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Can grapefruit juice be toxic?

My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true? The juice, itself, is not toxic, but you should be careful taking medicine with any grapefruit. Grapefruit juice can raise 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 Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Solutions for seniors with low vision

What kind of glasses should you get for low vision? Low vision is a significant reduction in visual function that can’t be corrected by regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Low vision can range More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Family report: physicist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

Britain’s Professor Stephen Hawking receives the Honorary Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London on March 6, 2017. (Matt Dunham/AP) LONDON (AP) — A family More...