Nokomis siblings accused of stealing elderly woman’s debit card, spending over $1,600

Sarah Hopping of Nokomis and Travis Hopping of Pana are facing aggravated identity theft charges after stealing an elderly Taylorville woman’s debit card Tuesday. NOKOMIS/TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Two Nokomis siblings are facing aggravated identity theft charges following an incident involving the theft of a elderly Taylorville More...

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By Guest Poster On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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OP-ED: We Are The Economy They Want To Regulate

Critics of the libertarian philosophy think they can score points by calling libertarians “market fundamentalists.” It’s supposed to conjure images of dogmatic religious fundamentalists, just like the term global More...

By Reuters On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Thousands of Illinois homes swamped by flood waters as rivers keep rising

Alex Dobuzinskis Reuters CHICAGO (Reuters) — Flooding north of Chicago could worsen on Saturday as rivers keep rising after a deluge earlier this week that damaged thousands of homes and sent water cascading More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Madigan, Moylan need to go if Illinois is to grow, GOP opponent says

  From left: House Speaker Michael Madigan and State Representative Martin Moylan. (Courtesy photos) SPRINGFIELD/DES PLAINES (Heartland Newsfeed) — House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and State More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Nokomis Community Blood Drive scheduled for July 27

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Nokomis will host a community blood drive on July 27 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Nokomis Memorial Park House located at 118 Memorial Park Drive. Donors will receive a $10 More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Illinois ranks next-to-last in state fiscal health, report finds

ARLINGTON, Va. (Heartland Newsfeed via Morning Consult) — Illinois trailed most states financially long before this year’s dramatic budget impasse, according to an annual report published Tuesday by the More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Olde Tyme Tractor Show kicks off in Hillsboro this weekend

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Olde Tyme Tractor Show will be held this weekend, July 15 and 16 at Lake Glenn Shoals Park.  The show, celebrating 22 years in operation, is sponsored by the Montgomery More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Do Schools Really Need More Money?

Image credit: ajari from Japan                                    CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons A common chorus of if/then statements dominates most contemporary discussions of education reform: More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Severe storms hit Nokomis area Monday night

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed/Free Press-Progress/Morrisonville Times) — At approximately 11 PM Monday night, a severe storm impacted the Nokomis area, hitting residents with high winds. The National Weather More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Medical group office in Pana re-opens

PANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — Pana Medical Group, a division of Pana Community Hospital, re-opened their office following renovations that lasted a little over a month. Completed renovations included a new front More...