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TIMELINE: Christian County zoning appeal regarding wind turbines

Christian County wind turbines

TAYLORVILLE – The Christian County Board of Appeals has been busy with a dispute regarding wind turbine project proposals. The…

EIU trustees considering a hike to tuition rates

EIU

CHARLESTON – Undergraduate students currently attending or seeking to attend Eastern Illinois University as freshmen could see their tuition rates…

Former village treasurer Finley sentenced to 21 months in prison

Nancy Finley fraud prison Tower Hill

SPRINGFIELD – A former village treasurer in western Shelby County will be serving a prison sentence spanning almost two years. Former…

Illinois

Chicago Public Schools to begin school year with remote learning

Chicago Lightfoot

CHICAGO (UPI) – Chicago Public Schools announced Wednesday that schools will begin with remote learning when the school year begins…

Nelson on the ballot in 8th Congressional District

Preston Nelson

SPRINGFIELD – A Mt. Vernon resident is running for Federal office in the Chicagoland region in this upcoming general election.…

COMMENTARY: Republican legislators implicated as part of Madigan special interest donations

Republican Madigan

As if the whole corruption saga surrounding Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan wasn't already interesting. However, it just got that…

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Entertainment

WWE NXT AEW Dynamite

WWE loses a massive media contract to AEW

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have been going…

Regis Philbin

TV personality Regis Philbin dead at 88

GREENWICH, Conn. (UPI) – Longtime television host Regis Philbin died Friday of natural causes, family members…

Wendy Williams

‘The Wendy Williams Show’ to make in-studio return in September

NEW YORK (UPI) – Wendy Williams announced on Twitter that her daytime talk show will…

Gaming

New Orleans Saints Michael Thomas

Saints’ Michael Thomas named final player in ‘Madden’ 99 club

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (UPI) – New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas on Friday was selected as the final member…

Microsoft Mixer

END OF AN ERA: Microsoft to shut down Mixer next month

REDMOND, Wash.  – An end of an era for one of Microsoft's divisions will come roughly one month from now. Microsoft…

Technology

COVID COVID-19 vaccine

Oxford research enters final testing of COVID vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every part of the world and the resulting lockdowns have caused unprecedented disruption. Although many countries are…

COVID-19 Quest

FDA authorizes pool testing for COVID-19 through Quest

WASHINGTON (UPI) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reissued an emergency use authorization to Quest Diagnostics to use its COVID-19 tests…

Sports

Marlene Stollings Texas Tech

Texas Tech fires WBB coach Marlene Stollings after abuse claims

LUBBOCK, Tex. (UPI) – Texas Tech University has fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings after a dozen players left the…

Justin Thomas

Thomas likely to challenge favored Koepka at PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) – World No. 1 Justin Thomas is expected to challenge defending champion Brooks Koepka this week at…

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World News

Qatar exploring bid to host 2032 Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (UPI) – Athletic officials in Qatar said Monday they have requested discussions with the International Olympic Committee to host…

Iran sends black box from January plane crash to France

TEHRAN (UPI) – Iran has sent the flight data recorders from a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed outside Tehran in…

Bus in China carrying students to annual exam crashes, killing 21

GUIZHOU, China (UPI) – A bus that included high school students en route to taking China's college entrance exam crashed…

Business

Five tips to becoming a better business owner

business career office space

Running your own business is an excellent and rewarding career path. There are many advantages to you being your own…

Four tips to improving your business in 2020

These days, if you are going to have a competitive and successful business, there are quite a few things you…

There’s no shortcuts in building customer trust in business

The past few months have taken a toll on businesses of all shapes and sizes. Consumer confidence is at its…

Travel

Nîmes

Roman treasures in Nîmes

Most travelers to southern France's Provence region will visit Arles and Avignon, but ignore nearby…

Opinion

Illinois Republican against Libertarian Arthur Jones Nazi

Illinois Republicans prefer white supremacist over Libertarians in petition challenges

In 2018, Arthur Jones ran as a Republican for Congress from the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois. According to The Atlantic, Jones…

Health & Fitness

seasonal fruits and vegetables

Six incredible benefits to eating seasonally

Did you ever consider where all the food your family consumes comes from? Most probably each ingredient had to travel a very…

Radio Network Podcasts

Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network: Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont (July 5, 2020)

Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont is back with a jam-filled broadcast! Kristine Schanbacher and Jeanne Ives are the guests…

Podcast Network Podcasts

Heartland Newsfeed Podcast Network: Anarchast (January 12, 2020)

Jeff Berwick interviews Peymon Mottahedeh from Freedom Law School. Topics include: arriving in the US from Iran, discovering a freedom…