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 at a small gas tax increase, something maybe as little as five cents,” Syverson said. Syverson is echoing his House Republican colleague More...

by Jake Leonard | Published 10 hours ago
By United Press International On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
0 Comments

Upset alert indeed: No. 16 TCU upsets No. 6 Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. (UPI) — TCU, for all its recent road success, had never won a Big 12 Conference game in the state of Oklahoma. The No. 16-ranked Horned Frogs picked an opportune time for a breakthrough Saturday, More...

By United Press International On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
0 Comments

Top five implications? No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State, No. 5 USC and No. 8 Michigan score victories

CLEMSON, S.C. (UPI) — Clemson scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns to break a 7-7 tie and defeat Boston College 34-7 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The No. 2-ranked Tigers improved to 4-0 overall More...

By United Press International On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
0 Comments

College Football Rundown: N.C. State drops No. 12 Florida State, No. 13 Virginia Tech shuts out ODU, No. 1 Alabama steamrolls Vanderbilt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) — North Carolina State never trailed and spoiled No. 12 Florida State’s hurricane-delayed home opener at Doak Campbell Stadium with a 27-21 victory on Saturday. N.C. State (3-1, More...

By United Press International On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
0 Comments

Bindi Irwin tweets support for gay marriage in Australia

QUEENSLAND, Australia (UPI) — Wildlife conservationist and reality television personality Bindi Irwin took to Twitter Saturday to weigh in on the gay marriage debate in her native Australia. “Should More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
0 Comments

Camelot Illinois awarded private management of Illinois Lottery Friday

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Lottery awarded its private management contract to Camelot Illinois, LLC on Friday. The Lottery’s Notice of Award was posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
0 Comments

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 Colby Applegate On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
0 Comments

Gov. Rauner vetos geolocation bill Friday

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed HB 3449 Friday, a geolocation bill that would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without better protecting consumers from privacy issues. “This More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
0 Comments

Reggie Phillips will not seek a third term as state representative

CHARLESTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) will not be running for a third term in 2018. Phillips said he will be sticking to his two terms as he said he would despite interest More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
0 Comments

Dave Severin seeks re-election, wants to keep ‘Southern Illinois values’ in Capitol

BENTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Freshman lawmaker Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) recently announced that after nine months in office he is ready to take on another two years and will seek re-election in the 2018 More...

Call Now: 844-346-1269