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Tame Impala Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates

Tame Impala Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates

Tame Impala’s tour has been postponed twice. Their tour was initially set for May of this year, then changed to February of 2021, NOW it’s scheduled for July of 2021. Previously bought tickets will be honored for the new dates: Tame Impala 2021 Tour Dates: July 22 – Foro Sol Stadium – Mexico City, MEXICO…

Pearl Jam Release Vote-By-Mail Initiative

Pearl Jam Release Vote-By-Mail Initiative

Pictured: Pearl Jam in their video for “Dance Of The Clairvoyants” Eddie Vedder has been using social media as a way to teach others how to vote by mail. AND with his band Pearl Jam they have began a vote-by-mail-initiative called “Take-Three Pledge: Vote By Mail, Recruit Three Friends, Don’t Wait.” Here’s a little bit how…

Billie Eilish Performs For Tiny Desk Concert Series

Billie Eilish Performs For Tiny Desk Concert Series

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas performed for the “Tiny Desk” at-home concerts. Billie and several other artists have been a part of the concert series including artists such as Norah Jones, Tame Impala, and John Legend. Alongside her brother, she performed her songs “my future” and “everything I wanted”. Watch the full video below.…

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IHSA to Proceed with Basketball Season, Defying Pritzker Order

IHSA to Proceed with Basketball Season, Defying Pritzker Order

PEORIA – Despite the Illinois Department of Public Health’s decision to rate basketball a high-risk activity, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced Wednesday the state’s high schools will have a basketball season. IHSA made the decision to ignore the state order after a special meeting, during which the board also voted to move wrestling…

Sixty Charged in Telemarketing Scam of Over 150K Nationwide

Sixty Charged in Telemarketing Scam of Over 150K Nationwide

CHICAGO (AP) – Sixty people were charged in a widespread magazine telemarketing scam that authorities say netted $300 million from more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable people nationwide. Minnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald announced the charges Wednesday, calling it “the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.” The defendants are from 14 states and two…

Free COVID-19 Mobile Community Testing Coming to Harrisburg

Free COVID-19 Mobile Community Testing Coming to Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – The Illinois Department of Public Health and Egyptian Health Department will hold a free COVID-19 Mobile Community Testing event Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the movie theater parking lot at Arrowhead Plaza in Harrisburg. The event open to those six months of age or older. Tests are done…

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up Across Region, New Cases Reported

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up Across Region, New Cases Reported

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 6,110 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 51 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 389,095 cases, including 9,619 deaths, in 102 counties statewide. According to a Facebook post from Southern Illinois Healthcare, COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen with cases throughout the region,…

Pritzker Announces Plans for Community College Manufacturing Academies

Pritzker Announces Plans for Community College Manufacturing Academies

CHICAGO (AP) – During a visit Tuesday in Champaign, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced plans to create two community college–based manufacturing training academies. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will provide a total of $15 million for two capital grants through a competitive application process. The manufacturing training academies will be constructed in downstate Illinois,…

Basketball Among Winter Sports On Hold Under New COVID-19 Guidelines

Basketball Among Winter Sports On Hold Under New COVID-19 Guidelines

CHICAGO (AP) – Youth and adult basketball, hockey and wrestling are being put on hold under new COVID-19 safety guidelines released by Illinois health officials. The winter sports guidelines move basketball into the “high risk” category, alongside hockey and wrestling. State public health director Doctor Ngozi Ezike said the chance of transmission is “just too…

Illinois Supreme Court Issues Civil Jury Selection Orders

Illinois Supreme Court Issues Civil Jury Selection Orders

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday issued new orders regarding civil jury selections during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Court noted most civil jury trials have been on hold during the pandemic and the pool of jurors available for selection and service has decreased due to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. Tuesday’s…

Communities to See Lowest Aggregation Rates Since Inception

Communities to See Lowest Aggregation Rates Since Inception

MT. VERNON – Residents of nearly one hundred Southern Illinois communities, including Mt. Vernon, have received letters from Homefield Energy confirming their enrollment in the new electric aggregate rates. The Collinsville-based energy company was the winning bidder with a rate of 4.391 cents per kilowatt-hour (kwh). The new rate will be effective after December meter…

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