Flu season has arrived in force in some Illinois communities

LITCHFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Illinois is not escaping the flu outbreak that has swept across parts of the country. The Illinois Department of Public Health does not track flu cases, just the number of people who are hospitalized. So it’s up to local public health departments to paint the picture of Illinois’ early flu season, More...

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By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from November 13 to December 10, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between November 13 and December 10, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: John E. McMillian, 30, of Nokomis was cited for More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 11th, 2017

Business limited in Raymond board’s first meeting in December

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion was limited, with very few items of business up for discussion in the Raymond Village Board’s meeting on Monday, December 4. Following approval of the meeting minutes More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, December 10th, 2017

$5.3 million jury verdict awarded to nurse following Heritage wrongful termination due to whistleblowing

PONTIAC (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available late Saturday evening, a jury trial in Livingston County has concluded involving wrongful termination of employment due to blowing the whistle More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Witt opts to hire new city employee, solicits applications

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Following the resignation of Shawn Cady, the City of Witt deliberated in their November meeting on whether to hire a new city employee. The council, under the employment committee More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Decatur passes budget out of balance by $3 million

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — As its population and tax base erode, the city of Decatur passed a budget for fiscal year 2018 more than $3 million in the red. The Decatur City Council More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Hopefuls in Libertarian gubernatorial nomination race participate in first of three debates

CHAMPAIGN (Heartland Newsfeed) — The first of three public debates for the Libertarian Party gubernatorial nomination was held Tuesday night for the three candidates vying for the nomination — Jon Stewart More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Confusion on village’s finances among discussion in November 28 Witt board meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — There was much confusion in regards to the village’s financial shape related to misunderstandings with the treasurer’s report, among other business in the Witt City More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Disregard for Raymond resident’s property rights by out-of-town truck drivers discussed in November 20 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — A heated temper from a resident regarding semi trucks causing damage on her property and leaving her ruts took most of the overall discussion in the meeting of the Raymond Village More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Elected officials in McLean County face more opposition in 2018

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Elected officials will face an unusually tough road, particularly in McLean County, in the 2018 elections, as 11 of 13 elected county officials have opposition of some form More...

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