Shrinking Decatur to face budgetary hurdles in coming year

DECATUR (Illinois Policy Institute) — After passing an unbalanced budget in 2017, Decatur will have to address its declining population and revenue as it looks ahead to crafting future budgets. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 continues a reduction to a state financial shell game. While ultimately a benefit for Illinois More...

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By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Audio Archive: Southern Illinois Congressional Candidate Forum

COLLINSVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate forum sponsored by Moms Demand Action, Indivisible 12th, Southwestern Illinois Democratic Women and Southern Illinois People for Progress was held at the International More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Nuisance complaint, ordinance updates among business at first Raymond board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — A nuisance complaint and updates to the village’s code of ordinances took up most of the Raymond Village Board’s shortened session on Monday, Feb. 5. Resident Kristy More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Illinois State Police holds preliminary investigation of Christian County crash

RURAL CHRISTIAN COUNTY (Heartland Newsfeed) — District 9 of the Illinois State Police released a preliminary investigation report regarding a traffic accident that took place along U.S. Route 51 in rural Christian More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Bourne visits Georgia-Pacific facility in Mt. Olive

State Rep. Avery Bourne (center) is pictured with legislative aide Holly Klausing (left) and Georgia-Pacific representative Jeff Schoepke (right). The group recently toured the G-P facility in Mt. Olive, which produces More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Winter weather advisory in effect for immediate coverage area until Wednesday morning

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The immediate Heartland Newsfeed coverage area in central Illinois is under a winter weather advisory. The alert was issued at 3:34 a.m. via the National Weather Service in St. More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018

PARCC & ISBE analysis: area schools in need of improvement

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to recent joint analysis of standardized testing by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Illinois State Board More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018

Morrisonville CUSD #1 board discusses early graduation for seniors, honor roll changes part of meeting business

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several imminent changes are about to take place for students at Morrisonville High School beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, according to presentations given during More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018

New alderman installed, much needed bill payments paid in Witt January meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Witt-based organization presents a community spirit award and more business was tabled despite barely making quorum with the absence of aldermen Donna Yeske and Brandon White More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Despite illness absences, Panhandle Schools board holds January meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Due to illness and other prior responsibilities, three familiar faces on the Panhandle School District board of education — district Superintendent Aaron Hopper, Lincolnwood More...