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COMMENTARY: Carlinville mayor wants to take your vote away while pushing for home rule status

Carlinville mayor Deanna Demuzio placed a special item on the agenda for the sole purpose of stripping voter rights away in determination to grant a municipality of less than 25,000 residents home rule status in Carlinville City Council’s session Monday. Demuzio believes that the voters within the City of Carlinville should be allowed to have More...

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By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Photos: Libertarian candidates take on St. Patrick’s Day parades in Illinois

PEORIA/DECATUR/BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Libertarian Party candidates took to the parade routes in Peoria, Decatur and Bloomington Saturday in each of their respective St. Patrick’s Day parades. Currently More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, March 5th, 2018

Proposed FARM Act means less regulation for Illinois farmers

SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — The proposed Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act gives farmers one less regulation to follow and one less burden to bear. Under the FARM Act, which More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Illinois fly and spring trout fishing dates for 2018 announced

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The 2018 Illinois spring trout fishing season is just a few weeks away. Anglers will need both a fishing license and an inland trout stamp to participate, unless they are More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Blackburn business students to assist with filing tax returns

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The business department at Blackburn College will be offering IRS tax law-certified volunteers to assist low-to-moderate income taxpayers seeking help filing their taxes 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 Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Federal grant application by Carlinville was for regional water “commission”

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A recent investigation from the Edgar County Watchdogs, in their ongoing battle with the City of Carlinville, has revealed the City’s 2016 grant application for Federal More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

COUNTRY Financial to award area students $20,000 in scholarships

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Central Illinois COUNTRY Financial® representatives are offering ten $2,000 scholarships to college-bound students in the area. Students who graduated, or will graduate More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Wind chill advisory active until Sunday evening

ST. LOUIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dangerously cold conditions will be present this weekend going into next week, according to an advisory and subsequent warning issued the National Weather Service in St. Louis More...