Halloween safety tips

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Halloween has been celebrated on October 31 in the U.S. since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized More...

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By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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County officials to vote on repealing Chicago-area soda tax

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials are expected to take a major step toward repealing a Chicago-area tax on sweetened beverages. The county board’s finance committee is meeting Tuesday to vote on a More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Committee seeking to improve properties in Nokomis with community gardens meeting October 24

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A steering committee called Nokomis Community Gardens will be meeting at Ugly Mugs Coffeehouse on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. The interim chair of the committee, former chef More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Bearsharktopus swim team attends first meet of fall season

ST. LOUIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Bearsharktopus Aquatic Swim Team (BASC), a swim team comprised of students based in Montgomery and Macoupin counties, traveled to Lindbergh High School in St. Louis this More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Illinois Policy: Janus v. AFSCME could mean more freedom for Illinois’ government workers

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Illinois Policy Institute) — For four decades, government workers have been denied their First Amendment right to freedom of association, but that could change with a U.S. Supreme Court More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from September 19 to October 1, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between September 19 to October 1, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: Chantel J. Guyot, 20, of Coalton was cited with multiple More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Water tower, fire hydrant, well cleaning bulk of business in Raymond village board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussions continued regarding cleaning of the water tower and cleaning and repainting of the fire hydrants among other items of business in an abbreviated session of the Raymond More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Fall harvest antique tractor auction set for October 20-21

Live and online auction will feature a solid lineup of tractors, implements, toys and memorabilia plus filming for upcoming season of RFD-TV’s “Classic Tractor Fever” NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Lawmakers seek answers about Illinois Lottery’s manager deal

CHICAGO (AP) — As the Illinois Lottery gets closer to finalizing a deal with a new private manager, some lawmakers are frustrated with the lack of details being provided to the public. The lottery announced More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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St. John’s Hospital honors nurses for dedicated care provided to retired UFC fighter Matt Hughes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Many members of the medical team at HSHS St. John’s Hospital gathered with former UFC fighter and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes and members of his family Tuesday as they More...

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