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Guilty verdict handed down in Stivers murder case

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — After a trial that dragged on for nearly three weeks, a Christian County jury has handed down a guilty verdict for a Pana man charged with the first-degree murder and aggravated battery of an infant. Robert A. Stivers was handed down a guilty verdict on both charges Monday evening after a jury deliberation of More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Filing season for Illinois state tax returns begins next week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDoR) will start accepting state individual income tax returns for the 2017 tax year beginning next Monday, January 29, the same day the More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Syverson says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — One state lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says a bill that would allow for up to six new casinos More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Skillicorn joins call to legalize hemp production

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) has joined the growing ranks of those publicly advocating for the legalization of industrial hemp in Illinois. “What is the More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Skillicorn says Chicago needs spending reform, not bailout

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — As pressure mounts on the city of Chicago to address its debt crisis, some have suggested the state should help the city cover its expenses. “Chicago has spent at least More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Lincoln birthday celebration to take place in Vandalia

VANDALIA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a special event on Saturday, Feb. 10. The free party, a tradition at the site since More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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BERG: Hold on to your wallets, Springfield back in session for 2018

State lawmakers will start returning to their perches in Springfield Jan. 23. What can Illinoisans expect? 2017 left a bad taste in the mouths of many. The year began with an impasse and ended in a torrent of treacherous More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Federal grant application by Carlinville was for regional water “commission”

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A recent investigation from the Edgar County Watchdogs, in their ongoing battle with the City of Carlinville, has revealed the City’s 2016 grant application for Federal More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Proposed law would make it easier for out of state teachers to work in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — The latest proposal to solve Illinois’ teacher shortage could have schools, once again, looking across the state line. Illinois schools need teachers. Every fall, school districts More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor pressed on how high they would raise taxes

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor were pressed Friday on how high they would raise taxes. Nearly all of them have said they would push for a graduated income More...

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