What A Bunch Of Shap

Roots with Robb:  RUSH!

Roots with Robb: RUSH!

Today’s Roots artist comes from the Great White North, eh!  Enjoy our tip of the toque to RUSH!   Roots Song of the Day I couldn’t decide which live performance I enjoyed more.  This first one from the late 80s feature an excellent mullet from Geddy… OR This performance from 2003 with an instrumental cover…

Want a bad pothole fixed?  Decorate it for the Holidays!

Want a bad pothole fixed? Decorate it for the Holidays!

This is an ingenious (albeit dangerous) way of getting a pothole fixed!  A massive pothole started turning into a a dangerous sinkhole in the middle of a neighborhood street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Residents complained to the city to fix it, but nothing was being done.  So one woman took it into her own hands and put…

ROOTS with ROB:  The White Album as a single LP

ROOTS with ROB: The White Album as a single LP

Today on Roots with Rob, sponsored by Farmers Insurance, the Robert Hasty Agency, we discussed the 50th Anniversary box set of the Beatles, often referred to as ‘The White Album.’  The new box set is a great Christmas gift for the Beatles fanatic on your Christmas List.  Not only has Giles Martin, son of legendary…

Say Hello to the ‘Sidewalk Urinal!’

Say Hello to the ‘Sidewalk Urinal!’

Now in Paris, men can just whip it out and go in public!  Apparently, there’s a big problem in Paris of men just going on the side of buildings, so now they’re encouraging men to use these Sidwalk Urinals instead, and putting them out in the open in some fairly popular places!  One is close…

Entertainment News

Shameik Moore talks ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ role

Shameik Moore talks ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ role

Credit: Sony Pictures Animation. © 2018 CTMG, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters today, and with it, Shameik Moore makes history by voicing Miles Morales, the first ever bi-racial Spider-Man in the new animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. “This kid could be white, black, Asian, Hispanic. He just happens to be…

Actress Sondra Locke, dead at 74

Actress Sondra Locke, dead at 74

Bob Riha Jr/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Actress/director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968’s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. The actress passed away November 3 of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone…

Liam Neeson reflects on impact of ‘Schindler’s List,’ 25 years later

Liam Neeson reflects on impact of ‘Schindler’s List,’ 25 years later

L-R: Embeth Davidtz, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Caroline Goodall attend the “Schindler’s List” 25th anniversary cast reunion at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival; Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival(NEW YORK) — Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking film Schindler’s List marks its 25th anniversary Saturday. The movie, which first hit select U.S. theaters…

Jack News from WCMY

Ottawa Save-A-Lot to close by next weekend

Ottawa Save-A-Lot to close by next weekend

Next Friday, December 21 will be the last day the Ottawa Save-A-Lot store is open. Mike McGrogan, whose family also owns Handy Foods IGA, thanks the customers who have supported the store for 24 years. But he says it’s hard to keep it running as a viable operation. Some customers told WCMY Friday, they drive…

IVCC property tax levy request tops $12 million

IVCC property tax levy request tops $12 million

The Illinois Valley Community College property tax levy request for next year is $12.2 million. That’s up from $11.7 million received this year. The Board of Trustees approved the request this week to support about one third of the school’s expected $34.4 million budget next year. Property tax money is paid to IVCC from eight…

Closings & Cancellations

Jack Sports from WCMY

Illinois Sports 12/13/18

Illinois Sports 12/13/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears couldn’t have asked for a sweeter scenario, with a chance to clinch the NFC North by beating rival Green Bay. That’s exactly the opportunity they’re staring at when they host Aaron Rodgers and the fading Packers…

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca defeats Marquette in Tri-County matchup

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca defeats Marquette in Tri-County matchup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Seneca 48, Marquette 25 SENECA − The Lady Irish (9-2, 4-0) won their ninth straight game and never trailed, jumping out to a 20-0 lead and holding Marquette scoreless for the first 12:07 of the contest. Molly Baker paced Seneca with 11 points and Rita Jashari added nine points off the bench. Hannah…

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa matmen upset L-P

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa matmen upset L-P

WRESTLING Ottawa 34, La Salle-Peru 33 LA SALLE – Ottawa won eight of the 14 matches, breaking a 33-33 tie and giving the Pirates an upset of the IWCOA 13th-ranked Cavaliers. Hunter Duffy, Austin Howard, Riley Hanson, Cole Flores, Luke Fleming, Nick Stehl, Cedric Farrow and Brandon O’Brien won matches for the Pirates, with Duffy…

Health News