Good afternoon! Here's just some of the stories you'll see on Heartland News at 5 & 6:
Many campsites and boat docks in Illinois are back open that had closed in the shutdown.
If you are headed up north to see the St. Louis Cardinals play, the Gateway Arch is back open.
Some Illinois National Guard members haven't received pay due to the shutdown. Allison Twaits talked to soldiers about what they've heard on if they'll get paid and has details at 6:00.
And, what effect did the shut down have on the Head Start program? Christy Millweard tells us more at 6:03.
Police are searching for a bank robbery suspect in southern Illinois. Rachel Gartner has the details at 5:05.
Five family members were hospitalized following a rollover crash in southeast Missouri.
Sadly, a Franklin County man died after a motorcycle crash on Highway 148.
Here's a bizarre story out of Mississippi County where an East Prairie man is accused of assaulting a woman inside someone else's home.
At 5:27, we'll tell you about a man holding a sign and all he wants is smiles.
Here is a moving story you don't want to miss at 6:12, a boy that has Cerebral Palsy scores a touchdown with the help of his dad! Look for a similar story from the Heartland coming soon to Heartland Sports.
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