Winter weather advisory in effect for immediate coverage area until Wednesday morning

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The immediate Heartland Newsfeed coverage area in central Illinois is under a winter weather advisory. The alert was issued at 3:34 a.m. via the National Weather Service in St. Louis, citing that the advisory is effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday evening running overnight until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. A combination of More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 2 weeks ago
By Associated Press On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Amtrak train derailed on new faster route which drew much concern

SEATTLE (AP) — A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed Monday in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians More...

By Associated Press On Monday, December 18th, 2017

There’s a new high roller at the table as Penn buys Pinnacle for $2.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinnacle Entertainment is being snapped up by Penn National in a deal worth about $2.8 billion as the gaming industry seeks to diversify and cut costs at the same time. Penn National Gaming More...

By Reuters On Monday, December 18th, 2017

Amtrak train derails on highway bridge, several presumed dead

DuPONT, Wash. (Reuters) – An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Caulkins: Budget ‘shell game’ to cost state $1.5 billion, 22,000 jobs

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dan Caulkins is increasingly concerned about a provision in the state’s 2018 fiscal year budget he fears could cause taxpayers as much as $1.5 billion. Beyond the massive More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell announces he’s being treated for cancer

BOSTON (AP) — Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he’s undergoing treatment for cancer. The personality behind the popular “Booze Traveler” series tweeted Tuesday: “I have cancer. More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, December 11th, 2017

Hundreds of donated trees taking root at Illinois State Fairgrounds

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — When the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced in 2015 it would lose more than 200 trees at the State Fairgrounds, primarily due to the emerald ash borer, one of More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro clocked going 119 MPH Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN’ PEER’-oh) has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph (192 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone in upstate New York. The Daily More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

State police seeks information on criminal act in Logan County

ATLANTA, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police is investigating an incident which occurred early Monday along the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near mile marker 140 in Logan County. A motorist’s More...

By United Press International On Friday, October 27th, 2017

White House, FEMA statements: we have no involvement in restoring electricity to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, P.R. (UPI) — The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency each said Friday they had nothing to do with the hiring of a small Montana company to restore electricity in Puerto More...