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Time Out Communities LLC seeks to put veterans, elderly out with lot rent raises

JACKSONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Ron Hoffstadt and his wife are 17 year residents at the Prairie Knolls mobile and manufactured home park just east of Jacksonville. Danny Davidson, a retired paramedic and disabled Vietnam veteran, has lived at his home in Rolling Acres since 1995. Both may be forced to find new residences on August 1st when More...

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By Ben Cox On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Jacksonville City Council Tables National Historic Registry Proposal

JACKSONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) – Jacksonville’s City Council was forced to table an issue on registering the Jacksonville Square as part of the National Historic Registry during their regular Monday, More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, June 18th, 2018

Rogers honored for four decades of service in Witt council’s May meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Witt Fire Department chief Tom Rogers was a recurring talking point in the city council’s May 22 meeting on several points of discussion. Rogers has marked four decades as More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 1st, 2018

Raymond board gets update on new truck, golf course revenue in May 21 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — There was limited business up for discussion in the Raymond Village Board’s meeting on Monday, May 21, with updates on the incoming new truck for the streets and maintenance 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 Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Raymond board agrees to two-year contract deal with employees in April 2 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Raymond Village Board and village employees agreed to a new contract among other items of business during the board’s meeting on Monday, Apr. 2. The board entered into More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 6th, 2018

Martin resigns as Witt alderman citing county treasurer appointment in recent council meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion which carried over from the March 20 special meeting regarding outside labor, water department updates and the employee handbook were among items of business during More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Witt city finance committee breaks down specifics on ‘outside labor’ in special meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Breaking down the details as what qualifies as “outside labor” was the primary focus of a March 20 special session of the Witt City Council, as set forth by the finance More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Repairs, repairs, repairs: an ongoing theme in Coalton’s March 14 village board meeting

COALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — The theme of the Coalton Village Board’s meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 14 seemed to surround itself around one word in particular during its 38 minute session: repairs, repairs, More...