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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 of upcoming road construction. The IDOT release cites the project consisting of a bridge replacement as well as shoulder, guardrail and pavement More...

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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 Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Christian County Sheriff issues advisory regarding IRS scams

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Christian County Sheriff’s Department has received several complaints from citizens reporting they have received phone calls from people claiming to be the Internal More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, May 21st, 2018

Van Ostran becomes new alderman in Witt’s April 24 meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — The suspense surrounding who would replace Jay Martin as Ward 3 alderman came to an end during the April 24 meeting of the Witt City Council. Martin resigned during the council’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, May 18th, 2018

FCC approves application for regional broadcaster to expand signal to Moultrie County

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available Tuesday, it was determined that regional broadcaster Miller Media Group, based in Taylorville that an application to expand and build a More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, May 18th, 2018

Governor appoints school alumnus Perl to University of Illinois trustee board

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner announced in a press release Tuesday his pick to join the University of Illinois Board of Trustees: Sanford “Sandy” Perl, a 1987 graduate More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, May 7th, 2018

Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several rural counties in Illinois are taking a stand for gun rights by utilizing a word that conservatives associate with liberal policies as an attempt to skirt More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 27th, 2018

UPDATE: No relationship between skeletal remains found and missing Macoupin County woman

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Updates and further developments regarding the discovery of skeletal remains near Litchfield’s Lake Lou Yaeger have confirmed that it is not that of Macoupin County More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 26th, 2018

REPORT: Investigation of skeletal remains continues, no immediate correlations pinpointed

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Preliminary information was released by the Illinois State Police’s Zone 6 investigation team Thursday following an investigation of skeletal remains found approximately More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Brockamp selected to serve as AFA campus ambassador at UIUC

KANSAS CITY, Mo./CHAMPAIGN (Heartland Newsfeed) — Kara Brockamp has been described as being a motivated and determined individual seeking to make a positive impact on the world. A Morrisonville native who’s More...