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3 Luxurious Travel Ideas That Are Perfect For Retirees

As one of life’s greatest pleasures, traveling is undoubtedly enjoyably for people of all ages. And while a majority (57%) of Americans over age 65 make time for regular trips or vacations, many seniors and retirees find that many elements of the overall adventure start to become a bit too overwhelming: standing in lines or heavy crowds, sitting More...

by Danielle L. | Published 3 weeks ago
By Guest Poster On Monday, April 16th, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Some modes of travel are cheaper than others

There are many decisions that you can expect to make in your travel plans. Sometimes that preparation is part of the fun of the trip. This article has many helpful hints and pointers on making traveling arrangements More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Federal grant awarded to widen Interstate 57 near Carbondale

CARBONDALE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The State of Illinois is receiving a $7.6 million grant to add lanes and help ease the flow of traffic in an often-congested, 5-mile stretch of Interstate 57 between Johnston More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Pothole got your tire? The state may pay for that

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Temperature swings often result in the creation of potholes that can be mistaken for tunnels, and damage from hitting one of them could cost you hundreds of dollars. However, 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 Associated Press On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Amtrak train derailed on new faster route which drew much concern

SEATTLE (AP) — A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed Monday in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians More...

By Associated Press On Monday, December 18th, 2017

There’s a new high roller at the table as Penn buys Pinnacle for $2.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinnacle Entertainment is being snapped up by Penn National in a deal worth about $2.8 billion as the gaming industry seeks to diversify and cut costs at the same time. Penn National Gaming More...

By Reuters On Monday, December 18th, 2017

Amtrak train derails on highway bridge, several presumed dead

DuPONT, Wash. (Reuters) – An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Caulkins: Budget ‘shell game’ to cost state $1.5 billion, 22,000 jobs

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dan Caulkins is increasingly concerned about a provision in the state’s 2018 fiscal year budget he fears could cause taxpayers as much as $1.5 billion. Beyond the massive More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell announces he’s being treated for cancer

BOSTON (AP) — Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he’s undergoing treatment for cancer. The personality behind the popular “Booze Traveler” series tweeted Tuesday: “I have cancer. More...