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State police investigates Nokomis officer-involved shooting

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police is conducting an independent investigation of an officer-involved shooting that took place Friday evening, June 15 in Nokomis, according to a press release made available Monday afternoon. The investigation was requested by the Nokomis Police Department. According to a preliminary investigation, More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Rogers honored for four decades of service in Witt council’s May meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Witt Fire Department chief Tom Rogers was a recurring talking point in the city council’s May 22 meeting on several points of discussion. Rogers has marked four decades as More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Ousted Madigan aide strikes out at accuser

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A former aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan shot back at the woman who accused him of sexual harassment earlier this year while downplaying her allegations. Attorneys More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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All-female state officers elected at Illinois FFA convention

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Future Farmers of America (FFA) elected their new state officer team Thursday during the 90th annual Illinois FFA Convention at the Bank of Springfield Center, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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State reopens bids for Eagle Creek Resort redevelopment following rejected bid

SHELBYVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The State of Illinois will soon reopen bidding to redevelop the Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville near Findlay. Ed Cross, a representative for the Illinois Department More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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Debate sparks again on making Chicago its own state

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — There has been ongoing discussion in the past eight years in regards to distancing downstate Illinois from the city of Chicago and debate that took place on the floor of More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
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Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois’ opioid crisis?

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have proposed an unusual plan to expand the use of medical marijuana as a way to fight the state’s growing opioid crisis. The plan is on the governor’s desk. It would More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Raymond board gets update on new truck, golf course revenue in May 21 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — There was limited business up for discussion in the Raymond Village Board’s meeting on Monday, May 21, with updates on the incoming new truck for the streets and maintenance More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Trump talks about commuting former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentence

WASHINGTON/SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — There’s a new conversation about when former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may get out of prison. President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang resigns from leadership roles amid harassment probe

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A high-ranking Democrat resigned from several leadership positions Thursday after being publicly accused of harassment, inappropriate behavior and retaliation by a former More...