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New The 1975 Single Set to Drop Tomorrow, ‘The Birthday Party’

New The 1975 Single Set to Drop Tomorrow, ‘The Birthday Party’

After revealing a new song at the first stop of their United Kingdom tour, The 1975 announced Tuesday via Instagram “The Birthday Party” and it’s release, set for Wednesday, Feb. 19. The new track will premiere during Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show at noon (CST), then an accompanying video will drop an hour later. The…

All Time Low Announce Details for New Album, ‘Wake Up Sunshine’

All Time Low Announce Details for New Album, ‘Wake Up Sunshine’

All Time Low announced Monday new details regarding their eighth studio album, Wake Up Sunshine, set for release April 3 through Fueled by Ramen, with the album’s second single to be released Thursday in “Sleeping In.” With the announcement made via social media, the band shared potential artwork for the incoming 15-track LP, and revealed…

Phantogram Announce Fourth Album, New Single ‘Pedestal’ Via Socials

Phantogram Announce Fourth Album, New Single ‘Pedestal’ Via Socials

Phantogram took to social media to announce their fourth studio album, Ceremony, as well as it’s fourth single , “Pedestal.” The 11-track LP is due March 6 through Republic Records. The best friends-duo’s first album since 2016’s Three, the tracklist features previously released singles “Into Happiness,” “In a Spiril” and “Mister Impossible.” Pre-orders are available…

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DCFS to Receive $147 Million Boost for Staff and Investigation Support

DCFS to Receive $147 Million Boost for Staff and Investigation Support

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Governor J.B. Pritzker’s second-year budget is set to include a $147 million increase in funding for DCFS, to boost staffing and increase support for investigations. The Democratic governor also plans to increase the agency’s headcount to 3,056 employees (up from the 2,758 employed in 2018), intended to reduce caseloads for overwhelmed investigators…

Bluford Woman Arrested Tuesday for Home Invasion Near Centralia

Bluford Woman Arrested Tuesday for Home Invasion Near Centralia

MT. VERNON – A Bluford woman was arrested Tuesday after a reported home invasion incident Saturday just outside of Centralia. According to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Vernon police arrested 38-year-old Rhiannon Cates on probable cause in the incident, which took place at a home in the 2100 block of N. Tank…

Carbondale Man Faces Assault, Weapons Charges After Threats Made at a Home

Carbondale Man Faces Assault, Weapons Charges After Threats Made at a Home

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man faces several charges after Carbondale Police responded to a man threatening others with a handgun in the 300 block of S. Marion early Sunday morning regarding . According to a Carbondale police report, 27-year-old Montavious Burton entered a home occupied by others and threatened them with a handgun. Burton eventually left the…

Mt. Vernon Police Mourn Loss of K9 Jax After Battle with Cancer

Mt. Vernon Police Mourn Loss of K9 Jax After Battle with Cancer

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) is mourning the loss of its K9, Jax, following his short battle with cancer. The K9 was 11 years old. According to a Facebook post from MVPD, Jax joined the department in May 2010, and was first handled by Captain Allen Carr. In the Spring of…

Carmi Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop and Search

Carmi Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop and Search

CARMI – A Carmi man will face drug and motor vehicle charges following an early Sunday morning traffic stop for an expired registration sticker at the intersection of Oak St. and Lexington Ave. in Carmi. Carmi police said their K9 alerted them to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. A probable cause search resulted in finding…

Winning Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold at Du Quoin Market Monday

Winning Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold at Du Quoin Market Monday

DU QUOIN – If you bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket in Du Quoin, you may want to check it right away! A convenience store in Du Quoin sold an $800,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Monday, Feb. 17 midday drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Du Quoin Market, at 129 S. Washington St., and…

President Trump Commutes Sentence of Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

President Trump Commutes Sentence of Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

CHICAGO (AP) – President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The 63-year-old Democrat is expected to walk out of prison later Tuesday. Trump told reporters the sentence was “ridiculous.” The former governor was convicted of political corruption in 2010, just months after appearing on Trump’s…

Crews Search for Illinois Woman Swept Away by Tennessee River

Crews Search for Illinois Woman Swept Away by Tennessee River

MARSHALL CO., KY – Rescue crews continue to search for an Illinois woman swept away by fast moving waters on the Tennessee River in Kentucky over the weekend. Marshall County authorities said 37-year-old Brandy Osborne was visiting friends and tried to walk out to a friend’s boat when she was taken by the current near…

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