Former SIU star makes his pitch for the Yankees

Chad Whitmer didn’t follow a straight line to stardom. Whitmer was a middle relief pitcher at Southern Illinois University whom head coach Ken Henderson described as doing a good job but nothing special in the beginning. But that all changed during a game his sophomore year. In a series against Dallas Baptist University (DBU), SIU’s top pitcher More...

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By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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UPDATE: Matt Hughes stable after train collision

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Officials with the Illinois State Police are still investigating a major collision between a truck and train on Beelers Trail in Raymond. A family statement made More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A grand jury found a former Vanderbilt University football player of raping an unconscious female student in a teammate’s dorm room back stemming from a 2013 incident in a Nashville More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Fighting Illini plans for performance center instead of much-needed Memorial Stadium renovations

Illinois’ Memorial Stadium is seen before the start of the NCAA college football game against Charleston Southern Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Champaign, Ill. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Blackhawks’ Hossa to miss all next season with skin disorder

Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Manchester United boss José Mourinho subject of Spanish tax fraud investigation

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United’s boss may be following those of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar in a similar fashion as the other three: a summons to appear in court. Manchester More...

By Associated Press On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Sam Hananel Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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UPDATE: Matt Hughes Awake and Responsive One Day Following Truck-Train Collision

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A report from former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ long-time manager confirms that Hughes has improved since his truck-train collision Friday. Monte More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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UFC Hall of Famer & Former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes Airlifted To HSHS St. John’s Hospital After Morning Accident With Train

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following an accident that involved his vehicle’s More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Saluki pitcher prepares to put on pinstripes

Southern Illinois University baseball fans should keep an eye on starting pitcher Chad Whitmer, who was drafted by the New York Yankees recently. Whitmer was taken in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft and becomes More...