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

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

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

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

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 Monday, September 18th, 2017

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 Associated Press On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois residents aren’t the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have defined state government in recent years. More and more, fed-up More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Raffle item donated for Pana Community Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar

PANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Ron and Jan McMillen of Pana have donated a hand-crafted children’s table with four chairs painted in bright primary colors, which will be among one of several raffle items More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Attorney General Lisa Madigan won’t seek new term in 2018

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Four-term Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday she will not run for re-election in 2018, reversing plans announced earlier this summer. “I still have More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Which Illinois State Fair Grandstand concerts made, lost the most money?

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — While country music is usually a staple in the Illinois State Fair Grandstand concert lineup, they were outshone by two completely different types of music — a cappella More...

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