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 funding of a project on behalf of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. As discovered by ECWd’s John Kraft, the intent and purpose More...

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By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Proposed law would make it easier for out of state teachers to work in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — The latest proposal to solve Illinois’ teacher shortage could have schools, once again, looking across the state line. Illinois schools need teachers. Every fall, school districts More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Illinois senators announce plan to connect rural schools to high-speed internet

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois school districts that have not yet been able to afford the cost of installing reliable high-speed internet soon will be able to do so under a plan being advanced More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 12th, 2018

Water issues, nuisance complaint major discussions in Coalton village board meeting

COALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Some issues regarding water was the primary focus of the discussion in the Coalton Village Board’s most recent meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Water superintendent Tom Gonet More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Single-vehicle accident in rural Christian County results in death of Effingham man

RURAL PANA (Heartland Newsfeed) — An automotive accident resulting in one fatality in rural Pana is currently under joint investigation by two county governmental agencies in Christian County. In a statement 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 Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Section of Illinois DUI law ruled unconstitutional

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Law enforcement officers investigating cases involving pending DUI charges will now require a warrant to be presented before drawing blood and urine samples from suspected impaired More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 5th, 2018

Illinois legislative ethics commission under fire for neglecting complaints

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The ethics commission that oversees the Illinois General Assembly has been hit with a complaint for neglecting to follow through with their duties for years, with the question More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Heartland Newsfeed to begin series on alternative candidates on Monday

(Heartland Newsfeed) — It is no secret that the mainstream media gives way too much news coverage to elected officials and political candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties. We’ve kept More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

State’s Invest in Kids program attracts $36 million in first day

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed/Patch Springfield) — A new program in Illinois called Invest in Kids, which allows low-income and middle-income students the opportunity to attend private and alternative schools More...

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