June 6, 2023 5:14 pm CDT

About Heartland Newsfeed

Heartland Newsfeed features hard-hitting investigative reporting, in-depth political coverage, timely behind-the-scenes sports analysis, and insightful entertainment and cultural coverage.

Our news organization strives to maintain a commitment to transparency and deliver groundbreaking news that no local or mainstream platform provides.

We also strive to have a diverse staff, which we hope to see to full fruition by 2030.

Heartland Newsfeed is working on expanding its bureaus with the following digital departments which include seven former print and/or digital newspapers:

Arena SportsNet ChicagoChampaign-Urbana CourierThe Daily American News
Illinois IntelligencerISNet AmericaMetro-East Journal
Murphysboro AmericanThe Illinois ReportSideline Sports Media
Mattoon Messenger365 News DailyBaseball News Portal
Financial News Minute

We are looking to acquire digital media outlets as time passes.

Ownership / Masthead

Heartland Newsfeed is published online in Nokomis by Heartland Media Group of Central Illinois, LLC.

It is devoted to the progress and best interests of the citizens within the areas of central, southern, and the Metro-East regions of Illinois, and all of Eastern Missouri.

800 Capps Ave. Nokomis, IL 62075
Phone: (217) 569-4230

There is no subscription fee for our content, as we are advertiser, viewer, and listener supported.

News content and sports scores deadline: Daily and weekends, 11 p.m. Central

Advertising and classifieds deadline: Monday through Friday, 7 p.m.

News tips, press releases, sports scores, and other content can be remitted to:
Via email: jake.leonard@heartlandnewsfeed.com
Via postal mail: Heartland Newsfeed, 800 Capps Ave., Nokomis, IL 62075

Letters to the Editor should be brief, timely, and to the point. Letters that do not contain an email or phone number (for verification purposes only) will not be published. Letters may be edited for clarity and grammar. Further guidelines are available on the “Write for Us” page.

Editorial Disclaimer: All submitted content is subject to editing and final approval. This is to ensure there is the proper use of grammar, punctuation, syntax, and sentence structure prior to publication.

Heartland Newsfeed and Heartland Media Group of Central Illinois, LLC reserve the right to deny or refuse any article deemed unfit for publication.

The editorial team reserves the right to edit content promoting advertising or solicitations to reach third-party individuals and organizations.
OwnershipHeartland Media Group of Central Illinois
Heartland Internet Media Networks
President/CEOJake Leonard
Board of DirectorsPending assembly

Office staff

PublisherHeartland Media Group of Central Illinois
General ManagerJake Leonard
Advertising Director – Website
Advertising Director – Radio and Podcast
Advertising Sales Staff
Office Administrator
Office Staff

Editorial team

Editor-In-ChiefJake Leonard@JakeLeonardJRN
Associate Editor – Illinois
Associate Editor – Missouri
Associate Editor – National
Managing Editor – Illinois
Managing Editor – Missouri
Managing Editor – Sports
Managing Editor – Politics
Managing Editor – Investigations
Managing Editor – Entertainment
Editorial Page EditorJake Leonard@JakeLeonardJRN
Editorial BoardJake Leonard, Ben Cox
seeking six more board members
Columnists – GeneralRix Quinn, Rick Steves

Local and state newsroom

Regional EditorsRegion
Bond, Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, SangamonIL Region 1Jake Leonard
Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Effingham, MoultrieIL Region 2 East
Fayette, Logan, Macon, ShelbyIL Region 2 West
Champaign, DeWitt, McLean, PiattIL Region 3 East
Cass, Morgan, Menard, ScottIL Region 3 CapitalBen Cox
Mason, Peoria, TazewellIL Region 3 West
Adams, Brown, Calhoun, PikeIL Region 4
Greene, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, St. ClairIL Region 5 Metro
Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, WashingtonIL Region 5 East
Franklin, Perry, RandolphIL Region 5 South
Cape Girardeau, PerryMO Region 6 East
St. Francois, St. GenevieveMO Region 6 West
Franklin, Gasconade, JeffersonMO Region 7
St. Louis City, St. Louis CountyMO Region 8 STL Inner Metro
Lincoln, St. Charles, WarrenMO Region 8 STL Outer Metro
Pike, RallsMO Region 9 East
Audrain, Monroe, MontgomeryMO Region 9 West
Clark, Lewis, MarionMO Region 10 East
Knox, Scotland, ShelbyMO Region 10 West
Bureau ChiefsRegion
SpringfieldIllinois Capital Bureau
St. LouisSt. Louis Bureau
Jefferson CityMissouri Capital Bureau

National newsroom

Bureau Chief
Washington, D.C.
Other contributors
ColumnistsThomas Knapp

Sports newsroom

Associate Editors
Staff Reporters
Digital Exclusives
Prep Sports Editor
Prep Sports Reporters
College Sports Editor
College Sports Reporters
Amateur/Pro Sports Editor
MLB – Cardinals Staff Reporters
NHL – Blues Staff Reporters
XFL – BattleHawks Staff Reporters
MLS – City SC Staff Reporters

Features, newswire, and special projects

Investigations Editor
Entertainment Editor
Managing Editor – Newswire
Breaking News Editor
Director of News Productions
Director of Special Projects
Director of Digital Operations
Photo Desk Editor

Heartland Newsfeed Radio and Podcast Networks

Radio Network General Manager and Program DirectorJake Leonard
Podcast Network General Manager and Program DirectorJake Leonard

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