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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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Protecting Workers, Maintaining Quality of Life Goals of Ameren

Protecting Workers, Maintaining Quality of Life Goals of Ameren

COLLINSVILLE – During uncertain times like today, utilities are essential to keep some kind of normalcy. Like most other businesses, Ameren Illinois is taking steps to protect workers and strengthening the power grid during the COVID-19 outbreak. Richard Mark, President and Chairman of Ameren Illinois, said they understand the utility’s responsibility to maintaining quality of life…

Pritzker Reveals ‘Care Comes First’ Plan to Expand COVID-19 Medical Coverage

Pritzker Reveals ‘Care Comes First’ Plan to Expand COVID-19 Medical Coverage

CHICAGO – Governor J.B. Pritzker Sunday announced the “Care Comes First” action plan – a series of efforts led by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to expand medical coverage for residents across the state. The state has submitted two federal waivers requesting increased flexibilities around Medicaid coverage. If approved, individuals, whether uninsured…

Carbondale, St. Louis Area Foodbank Hosting Virtual Food Drive

Carbondale, St. Louis Area Foodbank Hosting Virtual Food Drive

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has teamed up with the St. Louis Area Foodbank to host a Virtual Food Drive in response to COVID-19. The online food drive allows participants to shop for food pantries’ most needed items such as canned goods, beef stew, and macaroni and cheese, plus allows for cash donations. The…

Cairo Man Faces Gun Charges, Two Other Suspects Sought in Gun-Related Incident

Cairo Man Faces Gun Charges, Two Other Suspects Sought in Gun-Related Incident

CARBONDALE – A Cairo man faces gun-related charges after Carbondale Police arrested him after responding to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of S. Lewis Ln. around 6:50 Friday night. According to a police report, an investigation revealed a dispute between two groups of known acquaintances which resulted in exchanged gunfire. Officers found a…

Illinois Calls on Licensed Medical Professionals to Assist in Fight Against COVID-19

Illinois Calls on Licensed Medical Professionals to Assist in Fight Against COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency are calling on all licensed medical professionals to join the State’s fight against COVID-19. Illinois Helps is an online volunteer management system that tracks healthcare workers that are available to respond, when activated, to a significant disaster or public health…

Carbondale Woman Found Safe & Sound

Carbondale Woman Found Safe & Sound

CARBONDALE – A missing woman has been found safe and sound, according to Carbondale Police. Police said 50-year-old Donna Greaves was last in contact with family on her cell phone while in the 700 block of S. Marion St. in Carbondale March 15. Police appreciate the community’s support in finding Greaves and did not say in…

Illinois Reports Over 1,000 New Cases Sunday, Testing to Double Soon

Illinois Reports Over 1,000 New Cases Sunday, Testing to Double Soon

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Sunday Illinois will soon more than double the number of COVID-19 tests it can administer each day as the number of cases in the state surged. Public health officials announced Sunday 1,105 new cases, including 18 deaths. Overall, Illinois has reported more than 4,500 cases, including 65 deaths.…

First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Saline County Man

First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Saline County Man

EGYPTIAN – The Egyptian Health Department was notified Sunday about a 49-year-old Saline County man who has tested positive for coronavirus. According to a press release from the Egyptian Health Department, the man is at home and doing well. He had already been self-quarantined and followed appropriate guidelines prior to notification of the confirmed results. This is…

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