Tonight on Heartland News

Tonight on Heartland News

After dealing with some kind of voice-stealing illness late last week, I'm back and happy to bring you a look at the stories we're working on for Heartland News at 5 and 6:

Land of Unemployment?
Illinois faces a dubious distinction: it’s the state with the highest number of veterans not serving on the job front. Why are these vets having a tough time finding work once they get home? Arnold Wyrick checks with local experts for the answer.

Prescription for Trouble?
Illinois ’ governor continues his tough stance on pharmacists and contraception. First, Rod Blagojevich issued an emergency rule to stop them from turning away women with valid prescriptions. Now, he’s got a new plan for pharmacists he says are trying to get around that rule. Tiffany Sisson lays it all out for us at 5.

Not In My Neighborhood
You've seen it done by the network news shows: an undercover sting to catch would-be predators who think they're meeting a teen for sex. Tonight at 6, CJ Cassidy shows us the first-ever sting pulled off in our region - local men arrested as they try to meet teens they'd lured on the Internet. It’s a story you’ll only see on Heartland News, and one you won’t want to miss!

The World Needs Ditch Diggers, Too
One Heartland town is pushing spring clean up with a real purpose. Apparently, residents are dumping everything and anything into a ditch that when clogged, causes major flooding. Holly Brantley gets down and dirty with city leaders who hope to clear up the problem before it gets any worse.

Remember last week’s armed robbery at a Jackson car wash? We've got surveillance video police want you to see.

Plus, do you like change? Mike Shain asks Cape drivers headed one-way down a two-way street. Buckle your seatbelts and join us tonight for Heartland News!