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Wesley joins LLCC Foundation board

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation (LLCC Foundation) Board of Directors welcomed Witt resident Jerry Wesley as a new member at a recent meeting. Jerry Wesley Wesley was an elected member of the LLCC Board of Trustees for eight years from 2009 until 2017, serving as board secretary from 2012 to 2015 and More...

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By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Nebraska man dies in motorcycle accident in Sangamon County

MECHANICSBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — A deer running across an interstate in Central Illinois created a road hazard for an out-of-state motorcyclist, which resulted in being dislodged from the motorcycle and More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, May 28th, 2018

Caucus leaders narrow budget gap as deadline nears SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers say they are on track to have a balanced full-year budget before the More...

By United Press International On Monday, May 28th, 2018

Swastikas painted on 200 headstones in Illinois, suspect arrested

 GLEN CARBON (UPI) — Police in southwestern Illinois arrested a man suspected of vandalizing cemetery headstones with swastikas. Nearly 200 headstones were found spray-painted Saturday morning, less than More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, May 28th, 2018

Fiscal bind may lead to police and fire layoffs in Decatur

Reductions in state subsidies are one reason for Decatur’s predicament, but long-running pension woes are an even larger source of pain. Decatur may soon have to shed police and fire personnel – a concern local More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Madigan calls for investigation after fresh accusations of retaliation from Chicago Democrat

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — House Speaker Michael Madigan has asked the Legislative Inspector General to investigate claims from a Chicago Democrat who said she felt pressured to quit her part-time More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Illinois Route 16 to close for construction

WITT/IRVING (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced in a press release Thursday that a stretch of Illinois Route 16 from Witt to Irving will be closed as a result More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Person of interest, now suspect, in Alton double homicide taken into custody

ALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — A person of interest stemming from a double homicide which took place in Alton Acres Monday night has been confirmed to be a suspect and is currently in custody. Vincent Gordon More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Illinois representatives sound off on failure of federal farm bill

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A new farm bill faces an uncertain future after conservative House Republicans wanting a vote on an unrelated immigration bill joined Democrats in defeating the legislation. Between More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

CDC warns tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease are on the rise

WASHINGTON/SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — As warm weather returns to Illinois, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people about the risk for tick-borne illnesses. Nationwide, More...