UPDATE: Matt Hughes Awake and Responsive One Day Following Truck-Train Collision

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A report from former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ long-time manager confirms that Hughes has improved since his truck-train collision Friday. Monte Cox, a long-time manager, confirmed in a report that Hughes, 43, is awake and responsive less than 24 hours following the collision More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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UFC Hall of Famer & Former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes Airlifted To HSHS St. John’s Hospital After Morning Accident With Train

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following an accident that involved his vehicle’s More...

By Associated Press On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Cosby thanks supporters on 5th day of deliberations at trial

MaryClaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual assault charges that could send him to prison for More...

By United Press International On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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U.S. lawsuit: Malaysian PM used stolen funds for Leonardo DiCaprio gifts

Elizabeth Shim United Press International WASHINGTON/KUALA LAMPUR (UPI) — A Picasso painting, a luxury apartment in Manhattan and the movie rights to Dumb and Dumber To are at the center of a U.S. Department More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Saluki pitcher prepares to put on pinstripes

Southern Illinois University baseball fans should keep an eye on starting pitcher Chad Whitmer, who was drafted by the New York Yankees recently. Whitmer was taken in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft and becomes More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating

MaryClaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial told a judge Thursday they’re deadlocked on charges the comedian drugged and More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor August 26

Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an August 26 boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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IDNR Seeking New Operator for Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has issued a Request for Proposals for a new operator for the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center near Whittington in Franklin County. The More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Connelly pushes 5G bill through Senate, but House demurs

Illinois might have to remain on hold for 5G technology. After passing the Senate on May 24, a bill that would create the Small Wireless Facilities Act has gotten stuck in the House. It is currently classified More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Major electronic entertainment show offers glimpse of future

Brian Skoloff Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, opened Tuesday in Los Angeles with thousands of video game enthusiasts, analysts and industry representatives in More...