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Mainstream Sellout Tour: All You Need To Know

Mainstream Sellout Tour: All You Need To Know

pic: from Machine Gun Kelly’s music video for “My Bloody Valentine”; shown below. MGK’s arena super-tour begins in June. (We can call it a super-tour right?)We’ll give you a link to the full tour date list, but mostly what you may be concerned about is the St. Louis date at the Enterprise Center on 8/10.…

Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars Has a Secret He Won’t Share

Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars Has a Secret He Won’t Share

pic: from the 30 Seconds to Mars video “The Kill” as shown below. Over the years, we have seen many different faces of Jared Leto. From the 30 Seconds to Mars frontrunner, the infamous Joker role, and now on to the lead character in Morbius, in theaters 4/1/22. One thing seems to remain the same……

Måneskin Announce Headlining Tour

Måneskin Announce Headlining Tour

pic: from their video for “Beggin’”, posted below Måneskin have announced that their tour will now have stops in North America. They said, “We’re so thrilled to be able to finally tell you that our LOUD KIDS tour just got sooooo much louder, worldwide — and will now see our very first headline tour in North…

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Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 2025

Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 2025

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRXX) – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the federal REAL ID deadline an additional two years, from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. With this extension, current standard Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports for domestic…

New Smoke Alarm Purchases Will Require 10-Year Sealed Battery Per New Law

New Smoke Alarm Purchases Will Require 10-Year Sealed Battery Per New Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRXX) – A new Illinois law goes into effect Jan. 1 and will require your next smoke alarm purchase to be one that features a 10-year sealed battery. This pertains to any new installation after the New Year. If your current smoke alarm has not malfunctioned or exceeded its 10-year life, there is…

Bond Set for Mt. Vernon Man Arrested on Drug, Weapons Charges

Bond Set for Mt. Vernon Man Arrested on Drug, Weapons Charges

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man arrested on drug and weapons charges. Mt. Vernon police arrested Jaylen Smith for alleged armed violence, manufacture with the intent to deliver between 1 and 15 grams of cocaine, possessing a stolen firearm, and two violations of bail bond. Smith was…

Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Board of Election is certifying election figures and said turnout for the Novemeber midterms was 51%. That’s the fourth-lowest turnout for a midterm in the past 40 years, elections spokesperson Matt Dietrich said. The highest was 65% in 1982. He noted there was a slight decline in people voting…

Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW Board Seats, Could Win Majority

Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW Board Seats, Could Win Majority

DETROIT (AP) – Reform-minded candidates won several races as members of the United Auto Workers union voted on their leaders in an election stemming from a bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. In unofficial results posted early Sunday, challengers took six of 14 seats on the union’s International Executive Board. They could win as…

SSM Health Opening Unused, Expired Medication  Collection Kiosks

SSM Health Opening Unused, Expired Medication Collection Kiosks

(WRXX) – SSM Health Illinois has announced that it’s opening collection kiosks at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia to provide the communities with safe, secure, confidential, and convenient ways to dispose of unused or expired household medications. Officials said MedDrop [TM] kiosks are free,…

Car Bursts Into Flames After Drive Loses Control on I-57 in Franklin County

Car Bursts Into Flames After Drive Loses Control on I-57 in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY (WRXX) – Illinois State Police responded Sunday morning to a report of a car on Interstate 57 that burst into flames when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. According to ISP, around 10:06 a.m., a vehicle was traveling northbound on I-57 just north of mile marker 71 in Franklin County at a very…

SIUC to Investigate Potential Sustainability Projects

SIUC to Investigate Potential Sustainability Projects

CARBONDALE – SIU Carbondale officials will investigate the feasibility of three projects that could improve sustainability and better heat and cool campus buildings, following a vote recently by the SIU Board of Trustees. The proposed projects are: Two new natural gas fired boilers to replace a 30-year-old gas boiler and environmental retrofits to reduce emissions…

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