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Lorde Releases Surprise EP

Lorde Releases Surprise EP

LORDE released “a surprise EP” called “Te Ao Mārama”. It features five songs from “Solar Power” all sung in the native language of New Zealand, Māori. All proceeds will be donated to New-Zealand based charities.   Lorde Surprise Releases New EP Te Ao Mārama: Stream          

New Glass Animals Song

New Glass Animals Song

Glass Animals released a new song on 9/10/21 at midnight called “I Don’t Wanna Talk” and it’s super catchy. What do you think?              

AJR Announce 2021 Tour Dates

AJR Announce 2021 Tour Dates

“OK ORCHESTRA TOUR new dates added for this year holy **** let’s go. Can’t believe we’re saying this but we are touring IN 2 MONTHS. Tix on sale Friday” Was what we learned on the AJR facebook page on Sunday, July 11th. Tickets will be available Friday, July 16th.

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Marion Sponsoring Donation Drive for Hurricane Ida Victims

Marion Sponsoring Donation Drive for Hurricane Ida Victims

MARION – The City of Marion is sponsoring a community-wide donation drive to help those in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana recovering from Hurricane Ida. The city will work with the Parish and its donation distributor, United Way of St. Charles, to distribute items to those needing help. Acceptable donations include: Food that does not require…

FDA Official Hopeful Younger Kids Can Get Shots This Year

FDA Official Hopeful Younger Kids Can Get Shots This Year

The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine chief pledged Friday to rapidly evaluate COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids — as soon as the studies are in. Dr. Peter Marks told The Associated Press he is “very, very hopeful” that vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds will be underway by year’s end. One company, Pfizer, is expected to…

Militia Leader to Be Sentenced in Minnesota Mosque Bombing

Militia Leader to Be Sentenced in Minnesota Mosque Bombing

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say was the mastermind behind the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque is scheduled to be sentenced Monday on several civil rights and hate crimes for an attack that left a community terrified. Emily Claire Hari, who was previously known as Michael…

Area Community College Presidents Release Joint Statement Regarding Pandemic

Area Community College Presidents Release Joint Statement Regarding Pandemic

Presidents of southern Illinois community colleges released a group statement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and said they are working hard to develop and operationalize mitigation protocols at their various campuses. Presidents from Kaskaskia, Rend Lake, John A. Logan, and Southeastern Illinois wrote the joint statement addressing recent decisions by the Governor to mandate vaccines or…

Carbondale Man Faces Gun Charges After Saturday Incident

Carbondale Man Faces Gun Charges After Saturday Incident

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man is facing gun-related charges after Carbondale Police responded to the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference to a disturbance late Saturday night. According to a press release from Carbondale Police, responding officers heard several shots coming from the area as they responded to the scene. During the course…

Marion Man Facing Up to 60 Years on Sex Charges

Marion Man Facing Up to 60 Years on Sex Charges

MARION – A Marion man was convicted Friday in Williamson County of two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child – Class X felonies – and one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse – a Class 2 felony. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, the convictions against 44-year-old David I. Blue came after…

Norris City Man Injured in Sunday Morning Crash

Norris City Man Injured in Sunday Morning Crash

NORRIS CITY – A man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Norris City. According to Illinois State Police, 39-year-old Stephanie A. Nugent of Enfield was driving her 2014 silver Jeep Cherokee north on South Division Street when she approached the intersection of South Division and East Main streets. During that time, a black 1994…

Specialty Sports License Plates Contribute $13M to Illinois Public Schools

Specialty Sports License Plates Contribute $13M to Illinois Public Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Specialty license plates promoting Chicago and St. Louis professional sports teams have contributed $13 million to public schools. Secretary of State Jesse White said there are 71,299 license plates on the road in Illinois featuring the logos of the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs and White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.…

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