Solar eclipse crosses U.S. as millions view historic sight

CARBONDALE, Ill./ST. LOUIS (UPI) — The United States’ first total solar eclipse in 38 years arrived Monday, as millions witnessed the historic event. The eclipse became one of the largest mass migrations in human history, as experts said more than 200 million Americans were within a day’s drive of the path of totality. This slideshow More...

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By United Press International On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Former Northwestern University professor, Oxford employee arrested for bizarre fantasy murder

CHICAGO (UPI) — A Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee were arrested Sunday for their alleged involvement in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old man in Chicago – a murder More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Illinois Policy Institute: Moody’s warns delay of state funding for Illinois schools a ‘credit negative’

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — State lawmakers keep giving ratings agencies reasons to downgrade Illinois government: pension crises, years of bad budgets and a two-year budget impasse are More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Garret Austin trial delayed again, reset for August 31

HILLSBORO/ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Technicalities in procedure has once again put a delay in the trial of Garret Austin, who was arrested in the murder of Dallas Green in October 2016. The More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Raymond board discusses drainage and sidewalk issues, ordinances in August 7 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — In the meeting of the Raymond Village Board on Monday, August 7, there was further developments on the village’s “no solicitation” ordinance, some road work More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Sen. Andy Manar rejects funding changes that would bring $8.7 million more to his school districts

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — The chief Senate sponsor of Senate Bill 1, State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the new More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Mike Fortner says ‘cycle ends,’ won’t seek re-election

WEST CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois State Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) will end his 12-year career in the House at the conclusion of his current term in January 2019, according to More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Ryburn Place grand opening slated for Saturday

NORMAL (Heartland Newsfeed) — The grand opening of Ryburn Place, the gift shop and information center at the historic Sprague’s Super Service station in Normal, Illinois, will be from 6-9pm Aug. 12th. More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Crimestoppers of Macoupin and Montgomery Counties seeking tips regarding burglary

HILLSBORO/CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Crimestoppers of Macoupin and Montgomery Counties is seeking information regarding a Burglary that is believed to have occurred between 4:00 pm on August 3 and More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Montgomery County issues statement regarding August 21 solar eclipse

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (MCEMA) director Greg Nimmo informs residents of Montgomery County to take safety precautions should they choose to view the solar More...