More than 300 Chicago government employees receive layoff notices before Thanksgiving

CHICAGO (UPI) — More than 300 government employees in Chicago learned they would lose their jobs just two days before Thanksgiving, due to budget cuts. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously for a $5.2 billion budget that required 321 public employees be cut, the Chicago Tribune reported. The lay-offs are expected to begin next month. County More...

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By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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BERG: Small businesses are the lifeblood of Illinois, but they’re treated like dirt

(Illinois News Network) — Nov. 25 marks the arrival of Small Business Saturday across the nation. And Illinoisans have a lot to appreciate. For all the talk of big-box dominance, mom and pop shops are the More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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McCALEB: Reasons to be thankful in tax-and-spend Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — Many Illinoisans will be hard-pressed this week to find something to be thankful for with regard to a state government that is taxing and spending its way to insolvency. The General More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Illinois Attorney General loses ballot access court battle, unlikely to unappeal

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The 2018 election ballots in Illinois could look different after a judge ruled in favor of removing a law that critics say is protectionism. In Illinois, a partisan local More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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State police urges safe driving during Thanksgiving holiday travel period

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is generally one of the busiest travel holiday periods of the year. As millions of travelers take to Illinois roadways to celebrate Thanksgiving, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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State police seeks information on criminal act in Logan County

ATLANTA, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police is investigating an incident which occurred early Monday along the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near mile marker 140 in Logan County. A motorist’s More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Local Libertarian chapter holding inaugural toy drive

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Tri-Counties Libertarian Party, a local affiliate chapter of the Libertarian Party of Illinois, announces that they will be holding a Toy Drive, which will be taking place until More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Primary election filing deadline for county offices in Montgomery County is next week

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available to the press late Sunday night, Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser reminds all candidates seeking to run in the March 20 primary election More...

By Associated Press On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Fifteen convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop tossed out

CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn’t pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Effingham Kmart to see its last holiday shopping season

EFFINGHAM (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Effingham Kmart on North Keller Drive is one of 45 Kmart outlets that will close in January as parent company Sears Holdings continues its wave of store closures, a Business More...

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