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AJR’s OK Orchestra Tour brings Music Back to the Stage

AJR’s OK Orchestra Tour brings Music Back to the Stage

AJR’s latest album, OK Orchestra, was released in March, and now, at the tail end of the summer, the Met brothers are finally able to go back to touring after nearly two years off the stage. I got a chance to go to one of the first live performances of the OK Orchestra Tour in…

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?              

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Severin Bill Would Reinstate Death Penalty for Murderers of Law Enforcement

Severin Bill Would Reinstate Death Penalty for Murderers of Law Enforcement

BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) called for enhanced measures aimed at deterring crime Wednesday. The five-year representative filed legislation, HB 4746, that would reinstate the option for juries to select the death penalty as punishment for the first-degree murder of law enforcement officers. “In 2021, 76 police officers in the city of Chicago were…

Jackson County Awarded Broadband Infrastructure Grant

Jackson County Awarded Broadband Infrastructure Grant

MURPHYSBORO – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Broadband awarded Jackson County with an Accelerate Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Planning Program Grant. According to a press release, the grant opportunity will prepare the County with the resources needed to provide Broadband to Jackson County with the aid of American Rescue Plan funds.…

More Out-of-state Women Coming to Illinois for Abortions

More Out-of-state Women Coming to Illinois for Abortions

CHICAGO (AP) – The number of women from out-of-state who have come to Illinois to have an abortion is climbing. The Chicago Tribune reported that the most recent state health department data shows that nearly 9,700 out-of-state women terminated a pregnancy in Illinois in 2020, compared to about 7,500 who did the same in 2019.…

Ex-Northwestern Prof Gets 53 Years for Killing Boyfriend

Ex-Northwestern Prof Gets 53 Years for Killing Boyfriend

CHICAGO (AP) – A judge sentenced a former Northwestern University professor to 53 years in prison Tuesday for the 2017 stabbing death of his boyfriend. Cook County Judge Charles Burns called the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau “cold-blooded” and an “execution” as he sentenced 47-year-old Wyndham Lathem. A jury found Lathem guilty of first-degree murder in October. Cornell-Duranleau…

Indiana Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting at Chicago VA Hospital

Indiana Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting at Chicago VA Hospital

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital in 2019 has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 43-year-old Bernard Harvey Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal possession of an assault rifle. Lawyers in the case said he now faces a likely prison sentence of three…

Donald Trump Jr. to Speak in Marion at Reagan Tribute Gala

Donald Trump Jr. to Speak in Marion at Reagan Tribute Gala

Photo: Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with supporters of President of the United States Donald Trump at a “Keep America Great” rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ari. (by Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0) MARION – The chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party, Jeff Diederich, announced on Facebook earlier this week that Donald…

Benton City Council Votes to Not Pay Further COVID Benefit Days

Benton City Council Votes to Not Pay Further COVID Benefit Days

BENTON – The Benton City Council Monday night unanimously voted not to pay any further COVID benefit days retroactive to Jan. 1. According to City Clerk Brook Craig, the City paid 10 COVID benefit days for either the illness or if an employee was in quarantine. It was decided the City gives ample vacation, personal and sick…

Monday Marked Two-Years Since First Illinois COVID-19 Case

Monday Marked Two-Years Since First Illinois COVID-19 Case

(IOCI RADIO) – Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 reported in Illinois. The initial case in Jan. 2020 was a Chicago woman who had returned from a trip to Wuhan, China. Since then, more than 2.8 million people have tested positive for the virus and over 30,000 have died. Cases…

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