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No Shows For the 1975 in 2021… But New Music Is Ahead

No Shows For the 1975 in 2021… But New Music Is Ahead

The 1975 who we have came to know and love here on Alt2k, announced that they will not be moving forward with any touring plans for 2021. They said, ““We are really sorry to announce that we have made the decision to cancel all scheduled touring for 2021… These are incredibly difficult times for a…

Foo Fighters Shoes?! Yes!

Foo Fighters Shoes?! Yes!

Can you believe Foo Fighters are getting ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary?! 25 glorious years of Foo! Foo Fighters and Vans have teamed up to bring a super cool custom pair of shoes called Vans x Foo Fighters Sk8-His. Every Foo Fighters fan NEEDS these.  They will be LIMITED, and there’s no official word…

AJR’s OK Orchestra Available for Pre-Order

AJR’s OK Orchestra Available for Pre-Order

In December, the trio AJR announced their newest upcoming album entitled “OK Orchestra” would be releasing on March 26. This will be their fourth studio album. Want to pre-order?  Sure you do!  Do so here.  “Bang!” and “Bummerland” are two of the tracks on the upcoming album that you can hear on Alt2k!

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Five Arrested After Drug Search Warrants Executed at Two Mt. Vernon Homes

Five Arrested After Drug Search Warrants Executed at Two Mt. Vernon Homes

Pictured: Roy Kimber (top-left), Tesha Howard (top-right), Brynt Long (center), Lindsey Bradford (bottom-left), John Phillips (bottom-right) MT. VERNON – Multiple people were arrested early Wednesday morning after the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Office High-Risk Team executed two narcotics search warrants in Mt. Vernon. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, after both residences were…

Two Death Due to COVID-19 Reported in Southern Illinois

Two Death Due to COVID-19 Reported in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – 4,979 new COVID-19 cases, including 123 additional deaths, were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday. Two deaths and 262 new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported throughout southern Illinois. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,086,333 cases, including 18,520 deaths. Local case breakdown: Perry County: 65 (52 at…

Banker Survey Suggests Growing Improvement in 10 States

Banker Survey Suggests Growing Improvement in 10 States

CHICAGO (AP) – A new monthly survey of bankers suggests growing improvement in the economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said bank CEOs’ biggest fears for 2021 are excessive inflation and higher long-term interest rates. The overall index of January’s Rural Mainstreet Survey improved to…

Fewer Americans Apply for Unemployment Amid Pandemic

Fewer Americans Apply for Unemployment Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, lowering claims to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to further job cuts in a raging pandemic. The government said that 5.1 million Americans are continuing to receive state jobless benefits, down from 5.2 million in the previous week, signaling that fewer…

Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccinations Underway with SSM Health

Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccinations Underway with SSM Health

Pictured: Bill and Barbara Beck of Mt. Vernon, waiting after receiving their COVID-19 vaccines. MT. VERNON – COVID-19 vaccinations for Phase 1B patients are underway with SSM Health. Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, Phase 1B includes persons aged 65 years and older and frontline essential workers. Currently, vaccines are administered at SSM’s primary…

Carbondale Man Sentenced Seven Years for 2019 ABC Liquor Shooting

Carbondale Man Sentenced Seven Years for 2019 ABC Liquor Shooting

Pictured: Jody Pullen CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man will spend seven years behind bars in connection to a 2019 shooting in Carbondale. According to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 29-year-old Jody Pullen was sentenced Wednesday on charges of attempted first-degree murder, multiple counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a…

Several Injured in Franklin County Accident Involving School Bus

Several Injured in Franklin County Accident Involving School Bus

BENTON – Several people were injured in a school bus accident Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via Nixle, the accident happened at around 2:30 on Route 37 just south of Benton at the intersection with Andrews Road. The release states that three vehicles were involved including the bus,…

Longtime Valier Village President Passes Away Wednesday

Longtime Valier Village President Passes Away Wednesday

VALIER – Longtime Valier Village President Martin Buchanan has passed away. Franklin County officials made the announcement regarding Buchanan’s passing Wednesday afternoon in a written statement on their Facebook page. Buchanan served the Village of Valier for more than 50 years. “His dedication to the village and the public he served was unmatched,” the statement read.…

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