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Co-founder of ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ dies following own battle with disease

PELHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig’s disease. Anthony Senerchia was 46. The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation website says More...

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By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Opioid overdoses killed more people in Illinois than car crashes in 2016

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Opioid overdoses in Illinois killed nearly twice as many people as car crashes last year, but public health officials and addiction specialists say most people either More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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New Jersey sues Oxycontin maker, links marketing to opioid crisis

TRENTON, N.J. (Reuters) — New Jersey on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the chronic pain medication OxyContin, accusing the company of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that contributed to More...

By United Press International On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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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 Jake Leonard On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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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
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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 Colby Applegate On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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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...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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CICBC hosts community blood drives in area October 16 & 17

HILLSBORO/LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC) in Springfield has announced in press releases today that community blood drives will be held at two area hospitals. A More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Ives rejects Rauner after signing of abortion expansion measure

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has ended her backing of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s election bid in the wake of his signing of a measure to expand abortion in Illinois. “This More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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McConchie dismayed by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s change of heart on abortion funding measure

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) says he’s lost some of his belief in Gov. Bruce Rauner. “Words cannot express my profound disappointment of the governor’s More...

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