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Chinese automaker plans to enter U.S. market in 2019

DETROIT (UPI) — Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group plans to enter the U.S. market in 2019, the company said at the Detroit Auto Show Monday. “We intend to gain a foothold in the U.S.,” GAC Motors president Yu Jun said at a news conference. “If we can make it in the U.S., we can make it anywhere and enhance further More...

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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 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 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 Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Nokomis Police Department citations and arrests from November 13 to December 10, 2017

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The following citations and warrants were completed between November 13 and December 10, 2017 by the Nokomis Police Department: John E. McMillian, 30, of Nokomis was cited for More...

By United Press International On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Anheuser-Busch orders 40 new electric Tesla semis

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — To reduce its carbon footprint, beer maker Anheuser-Busch said Thursday it’s ordered 40 new, fully electric Tesla semis equipped with a semi-autonomous pilot system. The company said the More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Season 2 of Amazon’s The Grand Tour to guest star David Hasselhoff, Keifer Sutherland

LONDON/SEATTLE (UPI) — Amazon has announced the guest stars slated to appear in Season 2 of its car-themed docu-series The Grand Tour. Among those booked are Luke Evans, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Bonneville, Kevin More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Illinois could be one of the first states to have driverless vehicles on its roads

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The head of the Illinois Department of Transportation says driverless cars are closer to the state’s roadways than you think. IDOT Director Randy Blankenhorn told a More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

State police investigates fatal Thanksgiving Eve accident in Logan County

LINCOLN (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police and ISP District 09 are investigating a Thanksgiving Eve accident that has resulted in one fatality. According to a preliminary traffic crash investigation, More...