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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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New Laws Making Voting Easier for Persons With Disabilities

New Laws Making Voting Easier for Persons With Disabilities

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois governor has signed a law making voting easier for persons with disabilities and creating a group to study removal of further barriers. The law Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Monday makes necessary adjustments for a new primary election date. It was moved from March 15 to June 28 because late Census numbers delayed drawing…

Mt. Vernon Man Pleads Guilty to Charge in Bar Fight That Hospitalized One

Mt. Vernon Man Pleads Guilty to Charge in Bar Fight That Hospitalized One

MT. VERNON – A 24-year-old Mt. Vernon man pleaded guilty Monday in Jefferson County Court to the lesser of three charges against him stemming from an April bar fight that sent another man to the hospital with serious injuries. Hunter Clover was facing two Class 3 felonies for aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm and aggravated…

Mt. Vernon Injured After Hitting Horse Drawn Buggy

Mt. Vernon Injured After Hitting Horse Drawn Buggy

MT. VERNON – A rural Mt. Vernon man was injured Sunday night when just before 9 p.m. his SUV struck the rear of a horse drawn buggy between Belle Rive and Opdyke. According to the Jefferson Fire Protection District, Tyler Miles was westbound on State Route 142 when he struck the buggy, causing his vehicle to run…

Folwer Announces Reelection Bid in 59th District

Folwer Announces Reelection Bid in 59th District

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) announced Monday he will seek re-election to continue to represent the communities, businesses, and hard-working families of the 59th Illinois Senate District. Fowler serves on the Education, Higher Education, Energy, Public Utilities, Revenue, and Transportation committees and as the Minority Spokesperson for Commerce and Economic Development in…

Preliminary Contract Agreement Reached Between Deere & Co., Union Officials

Preliminary Contract Agreement Reached Between Deere & Co., Union Officials

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. and union officials have reached a third preliminary contract agreement that workers who began striking four weeks ago will vote on soon. The United Auto Workers said in a statement Friday night that the proposed contract with the agricultural machinery giant “includes modest modifications” to the latest rejected proposal,…

Hamilton County Crash Sends McLeansboro Man to Hospital

Hamilton County Crash Sends McLeansboro Man to Hospital

HAMILTON COUNTY – A McLeansboro man suffered serious injuries in a rear end crash in Hamilton County Friday morning. According to Illinois State Police, 48-year-old Matthew A. Lydick of McLeansboro was driving his truck east on Illinois 14 at County Road 675 East and had slowed down to speak to the driver of a vehicle that was…

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at West Frankfort Bar & Grill

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at West Frankfort Bar & Grill

WEST FRANKFORT – An armed robbery is under investigation in West Frankfort West Frankfort Police Chief John Prudent said shortly after 9 Thursday morning, police received a report of an armed robbery at Pup’s 212 Bar and Grill on East Main Street. Employees told police that a white man armed with a handgun took an undisclosed amount…

Body Found in Indiana Pond ID’d as Missing Illinois Toddler

Body Found in Indiana Pond ID’d as Missing Illinois Toddler

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) – Police said a child’s body found in a northwest Indiana retention pond has been identified as that of a 1-year-old suburban Chicago girl whose mother was found dead days earlier. Indiana State Police said the body found Thursday in a Hammond pond was identified as Jaclyn Angel Dobbs of Deerfield, Illinois.…

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