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Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong Join Living Room Concert Series

Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong Join Living Room Concert Series

Legendary musician Sir Elton John hosted the televised Living Room Concert Series on Fox Sunday night, and Alt 2K artists including Billie EIlish and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong performed in efforts to raise money for Coronavirus relief efforts. Money raised, of which totals were not immediately available, was in support of Feeding America and…

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Covers Songs ‘Live From Home’

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Covers Songs ‘Live From Home’

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard has been covering a variety of songs in “Live From Home” sessions from his home studio the past week, recently covering John Lennon and Def Leppard Sunday. In efforts to raise spirits as COVID-19 spreads across the world, Gibbard live-streamed performances on Facebook of Lennon’s “Isolation,” plus covers from…

Billie Eilish Begins Work on Second Album, According to Brother

Billie Eilish Begins Work on Second Album, According to Brother

Billie Eilish has begun work on her second studio album, according to a Vulture interview with her brother/producer Finneas O’Connell. “We’ve started working on the new album, and I think the best thing we can do is stay out of our own way,” O’Connell said. “The first album was pretty pure in it’s intention. We…

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Mt. Vernon Kroger Shoplifter Arrested After Successful K9 Search

Mt. Vernon Kroger Shoplifter Arrested After Successful K9 Search

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department responded Saturday evening to a report of a shoplifter who had fled from Kroger. Henry York was taken into custody around 6 p.m. May 23 with the help of MVPD K9 Officer Bolo and his partner Travis Pendley. York had been reported to have fled into a wooded area near…

Illinois Movie Theaters Reveal New Reopening Plan

Illinois Movie Theaters Reveal New Reopening Plan

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Movie theaters in Illinois have outlined a proposal to safely reopen the industry more quickly than outlined by the governor’s plan. The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) of Illinois said their plan would provide relief to an industry that creates thousands of jobs for teenagers and has helped revitalize towns across…

‘Restore Illinois’ Advancing as State Reports Decline in COVID-19 Deaths

‘Restore Illinois’ Advancing as State Reports Decline in COVID-19 Deaths

SPRINGFIELD – As much of Illinois prepares for its next stage of reopening, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said during a Tuesday COVID-19 briefing numbers show the state may be coming down from a peak. Pritzker said the state of Illinois is set to move forward into phase three of the “Restore Illinois” plan Friday, and despite reopening more portions…

Rep. Windhorst Raises Concerns Over $40 Billion State Budget

Rep. Windhorst Raises Concerns Over $40 Billion State Budget

METROPOLIS – Illinois lawmakers passed a roughly $40 billion state budget over the weekend in special session, relying on federal funds to keep the budget balanced. State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) voted against the budget. He said one of his biggest concerns of the approved budget is the extended spending authority it gives the governor.…

Franklin County Sheriffs Office Searching for Missing Benton Teen

Franklin County Sheriffs Office Searching for Missing Benton Teen

FRANKLIN CO. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing teen. Fourteen-year-old Easton Saltsman has not been located since leaving his residence in rural Benton. Saltsman is described as standing 5’10”, weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes, hazel eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a grey…

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash in Perry County Involving Semi

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash in Perry County Involving Semi

PERRY CO. – Two are recovering after being involved in a crash involving a car and semi Tuesday afternoon in Perry County. According to Illinois State Police, 25-year-old Levi J. Gall of Willisville was driving north on Cutler-Trico Rd. while a semi driven by 71-year-old Bernard L. Carver of Ava was traveling east on Pyatt-Cutler Rd. Gall…

State Rep. Skillicorn Begins Process to Recall Gov. Pritzker

State Rep. Skillicorn Begins Process to Recall Gov. Pritzker

CRYSTAL LAKE – An Illinois lawmaker says he has started the process of pushing to recall Gov. J.B. Pritzker. A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) said his decision came because of “continued inaction” by the governor to fix the Illinois unemployment claims website. According to the release, Skillicorn created an affidavit…

Secretary of State Departments, Offices to Open June 1 with Narrowed Focus

Secretary of State Departments, Offices to Open June 1 with Narrowed Focus

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Tuesday his office’s reopening plan – beginning June 1 – with the first two months focused on serving only new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions. All Secretary of State Departments and offices will be open for business on June 1. Tuesday through Saturday…

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