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Shap in the Morning’s Roots with ROBB: Alice in Chains

Shap in the Morning’s Roots with ROBB: Alice in Chains

The first of the big 4 of Grunge to achieve commercial success, Alice in Chains is a band of two sounds and two different eras.  The two sounds:  The Sludgy metal steeped in Black Sabbath (they have a song named ‘Sludge Factory’), and the acoustic side with more vocal contribution from Jerry Cantrell (featured prominently…

ROOTS with ROBB: Fleetwood Mac’s RUMOURS

ROOTS with ROBB: Fleetwood Mac’s RUMOURS

The first Thursday of the month is here and that brings roots of a classic album.  Rumours is one of the best selling albums of all time, and you can argue it’s the best breakup album ever (Go ahead debate amongst yourselves).  It’s the only album I can think of where two couples within the band are breaking…

ROOTS with ROBB:  Maroon 5

ROOTS with ROBB: Maroon 5

With the Big Game this weekend, we figured it was high time to do roots on the Halftime entertainment, Maroon 5.  Maroon 5 is a polarizing group.  They’re extremely popular, and extremely disliked, but I think the folks that dislike them would probably like them more if they listened to the right stuff by the…

ROOTS with ROBB:  Smashing Pumpkins (aka Mr. Corgan’s Wild Ride)

ROOTS with ROBB: Smashing Pumpkins (aka Mr. Corgan’s Wild Ride)

Maybe Mr. Corgan’s wild ride isn’t the right aka.  Maybe Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Corgan is more appropriate since the band is really a tale of two different Pumpkins, the PRE- Mellon Collie, and what followed.  We heavily focused on the PRE, which is (in our opinion) the classic Pumpkins, and Billy Corgan (with an…

Entertainment News

The truth is out there: David Duchovny takes his music overseas

The truth is out there: David Duchovny takes his music overseas

Photo: Sean Mcglynn(NEW YORK) — X-Files actor, director, and author David Duchovny recently released his second album, Every Third Thought, and is currently on tour overseas in support of it. After dates in the States, he and his band played Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest, and Vienna last week. Duchovny plays Poland tonight, followed by…

The future is now: filmmakers made the world of ‘Alita’ real

The future is now: filmmakers made the world of ‘Alita’ real

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) — The new sci-fi movie Alita: Battle Angel takes place in the year 2563 — indeed, the opening shot cheekily transforms the familiar 20th Century Fox logo into 26th Century Fox — but director Robert Rodriguez kept it real. That is to say, even though the movie takes place in…

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A tiff and a TIF: County Board member takes issue with Ottawa’s request

A tiff and a TIF: County Board member takes issue with Ottawa’s request

Ottawa is getting more approvals from other local governments for extending the life of the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District. The County Board approved it Thursday. The city will let 51% of new taxes paid because of development in the district go to the taxing districts like normal along with 100% of taxes paid on…

Streator approves housing strategy document

Streator approves housing strategy document

Streator’s city manager says the recently approved Community Revitalization Housing Strategy isn’t actually anything new. For a few years, Streator has worked on improving housing. City Manager Scot Wrighton says the city has sought grants to tear down dilapidated homes and obtained loans for housing rehabilitation. The city’s comprehensive plan approved in 2014 includes an…

Dennis Brue to be inducted into OHS Hall of Fame

Dennis Brue to be inducted into OHS Hall of Fame

Denny Brue, of the Ottawa High School class of 1970, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday. He’s the first state championship athlete from OHS. Brue won the state pole vaulting championship the same year he graduated. He continued in athletics in college and eventually became a teacher and coach. Brue also ran…

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THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca’s Beene advances to State Wrestling semifinals

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca’s Beene advances to State Wrestling semifinals

WRESTLING Seneca’s Beene into State semifinals CHAMPAIGN – Jackson Beene of Seneca won both of his matches at 152 pounds to move into the semifinals at the IHSA Class 1A State Tournament. Beene defeated Reiley Dowd of Rock Falls by a 15-7 decision, then pinned J.D. Sexton of St. Thomas More in the quarterfinals. He…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored his 34th goal and added two assists to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils for the Blackhawks’ eighth victory in nine games. Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov each had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Toews and Drake Caggiula also scored for the…

ROUNDUP: Ottawa clinches share of NIB12 West title

ROUNDUP: Ottawa clinches share of NIB12 West title

BOYS BASKETBALL Ottawa runs winning streak to five, clinches share of NIB12 West crown OTTAWA – Wyatt Hill scored nine of his game-high 15 points in the first quarter Wednesday, and Ottawa never trailed in a 56-37 win over Yorkville that clinched at least a share of the final NIB12 West championship. Tyler Carson added…

Health News

Courteney Cox got candid about her decision to dissolve all her fillers

Courteney Cox got candid about her decision to dissolve all her fillers

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) —  Actress Courteney Cox recently opened up about getting facial fillers in the past and why she chose to stop.The 54-year-old “Friends” star told PEOPLE that she wasn’t confident in her appearance as she got older.”I would say it’s a common thing you go through as you age, especially in Hollywood,” she…

Ready to KonMari in 2019? Marie Kondo shares her six rules of tidying

Ready to KonMari in 2019? Marie Kondo shares her six rules of tidying

ABC News(NEW YORK) — If you have not yet heard of Marie Kondo, you may be living under a pile of clutter.The home organization guru who sparked a phenomenon with her KonMari method of tidying based on joy is back in the spotlight again.Kondo is the star of a new Netflix series in which she…

Dr. Ruth says millennials’ intimacy issues aren’t about sex

Dr. Ruth says millennials’ intimacy issues aren’t about sex

Nicolette Cain/ABC(NEW YORK) — Sex therapist Dr. Ruth said she is concerned about millennials’ issues with intimacy and loneliness.Ruth Westheimer, better known as legendary sex therapist Dr. Ruth, voiced her concerns about the younger generation’s issues with intimacy on Valentine’s Day at The View.Ruth said she is well aware that millennials might not know who…