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AJR Announce 2021 Tour Dates

AJR Announce 2021 Tour Dates

“OK ORCHESTRA TOUR new dates added for this year holy **** let’s go. Can’t believe we’re saying this but we are touring IN 2 MONTHS. Tix on sale Friday” Was what we learned on the AJR facebook page on Sunday, July 11th. Tickets will be available Friday, July 16th.

New Billie Video Done In ONE Take

New Billie Video Done In ONE Take

Billie Eilish directed her own video for her song “NDA”. There are 25 stunt drivers who help shoot the video. I have no idea how many average takes there are for a typical music video, but I would say that one take is pretty impressive. Read more about the video here.       

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Annual Superman Festival to Return Friday in Metropolis

Annual Superman Festival to Return Friday in Metropolis

METROPOLIS – The 43rd annual Superman Festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday in Metropolis. The event – which brings in thousands of people from all corners of the globe to Metropolis every year to celebrate the “Man of Steel” – didn’t happen last year due to COVID-19. It’s normally a four-day event held the second weekend of June. But…

Ex-Columbia, IL Mayor Accused of Lying About Insurance Commission Payments

Ex-Columbia, IL Mayor Accused of Lying About Insurance Commission Payments

A former mayor in Southern Illinois is accused of lying to investigators over insurance commission payments. A grand jury indicted Tim Lowry to one count of giving false statements to the Southern Illinois Corruption Task Force. in April 2019. It stems from business handlings with the former mayor of Columbia Kevin Hutchinson. According to the indictment,…

Portion of IL 127 in Alto Pass to Close for Bride Removal

Portion of IL 127 in Alto Pass to Close for Bride Removal

ALTO PASS – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) said Illinois 127 in Alto Pass will be closed from Chestnut Street to just north of Rhine Road, weather permitting, starting Monday to facilitate bridge removal, earthwork and pavement reconstruction. Officials said access to Bald Knob Cross, Peach Barn Winery and Alto Pass will be accessible…

Carbondale Police Investigating Suspicious Solicitation Report

Carbondale Police Investigating Suspicious Solicitation Report

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of a suspicious solicitation in the 1700 block of Colonial Drive July 20. Police said around 9:30 a.m. officers responded and learned around 6 p.m. on July 19 that a white male, in his 20’s, with dark hair arrived at the resident’s front porch. The suspicious male said he was…

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced 20 Years on Meth Charge

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced 20 Years on Meth Charge

JEFFERSON COUNTY – A 35-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to 20-years in prison for his role in the delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine. Antonio Foulks pleaded guilty Thursday to a Class X felony charge of delivery of between 15-100 grams of meth. A Class X charge of aggravated delivery…

Illinois Law Makes Birth Control Now Over-the-Counter

Illinois Law Makes Birth Control Now Over-the-Counter

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – A new state law increases access to birth control by letting pharmacists issue it over the counter. “Until now, too many women have struggled to get the pill,” bill sponsor State Sen. Melinda Bush of Grayville said.   “No longer will women have to try and fit in an appointment…

Goreville School District Approves Normal School Year Plan

Goreville School District Approves Normal School Year Plan

GOREVILLE – The Goreville Community Unit School District Number One has approved its Return to School Plan for this year and is planning to return to a normal school year. The plan calls for making masks optional for students and staff in school and outside the school. The state of Illinois still requires masks on…

Marion Unit 2 to Resume Regular, Full In-Person Schedule

Marion Unit 2 to Resume Regular, Full In-Person Schedule

MARION – The Marion Unit 2 School District says it will resume a regular schedule and full-in person learning on Aug. 11, the first day of the new school year. The announcement was made at this week’s school board meeting and posted on the school district’s Facebook page. As for masks, the district has adopted…

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