Republican challenger Patrick Windhorst rejects Phelps’s cousin as House replacement

HARRISBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — Republican Patrick Windhorst does not agree with replacing Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) with his cousin Natalie Phelps Finnie, according to a recent statement. “The 118th District is not the Phelps family seat, ” Windhorst said. “Our voice in Springfield is too important to be handed down More...

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By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Rauner signs civil asset forfeiture reform into law

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The new law will transfer the burden of proof to law enforcement in forfeiture proceedings. In a signing ceremony Tuesday alongside criminal justice reform advocates from More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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State Representative Scott Drury leaves governor’s race to run for attorney general

HIGHWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic state representative Scott Drury says he’s dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general. The former federal prosecutor from Highwood said More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Kohl’s opens its doors to Amazon’s returns

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc./SEATTLE (Heartland Newsfeed/CNBC) — Amazon is growing its partnership with department store chain Kohl’s. Earlier this summer, the two companies announced that Kohl’s would More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Wheaton College football players charged in hazing incident

WHEATON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several Wheaton College football players are facing criminal charges after a freshman teammate was restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked with two torn shoulders More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Actor Jamie Foxx promotes crypto exchange ICO

LOS ANGELES (Heartland Newsfeed) — Yet another celebrity has entered the cryptocurrency promotion fray, with Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx promoting an upcoming initial coin offering (ICO). In a post on More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Christopher Howick informs voters in Illinois House District 88 that Jill Blair isn’t the only candidate in race

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — With recent increased attention directed toward Democrat Jill Blair’s declared intention to run for state representative in Illinois House District 88, Christopher More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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WWE Hall of Famer “The Brain” Bobby Heenan passes away Sunday

LARGO, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Legendary wrestling manager/announcer/personality Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (or “The Weasel” as co-announcer Gorilla Monsoon would insist) passed away More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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‘It’ stomps ‘Mother’ with $60 million in its second week

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stephen King adaption “It” continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky’s audacious More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Tom Brady torches Saints in 36-20 Patriots victory

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If Tom Brady and the Patriots were suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, it looks as though a trip to New Orleans pulled the defending champions out of it. New England Patriots quarterback Tom More...

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