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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 the oldest agricultural organizations in the state decided to step in and replace them. Joe Khayyat, executive director of the Illinois More...

by Illinois News Network | Published 5 months ago
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...

By Associated Press On Friday, September 29th, 2017

American Airlines CEO: We’ll never lose money again

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again. Even in a bad year, Doug Parker says, the world’s More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017

Lockheed Martin unveils fully reusable crewed Martian lander

ADELAIDE, Australia (CNBC) — NASA’s goal to reach Mars is just over a decade away, and Lockheed Martin revealed Thursday how humans might soon walk upon the red planet’s surface. Lockheed Martin More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson supports gas tax hike

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) joins state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) in supporting an increase in the state’s gas tax. “It may make sense to be looking More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Illinois State Police promotes rail safety enforcement for Rail Safety Week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Police District 9 is partnering with local, state and Federal agencies to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains during Rail More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Illinois State Rep. Dan Brady wants to hike gas taxes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinoisans already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, including high taxes at the pump. Illinois state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) wants Illinoisans to pay More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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...