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NEW ROOTS:  Billy Idol & Cream!

NEW ROOTS: Billy Idol & Cream!

Robb and I have been cranking out Roots every Thursday for the last 18 months and we’ve been putting them up online since December.  Here’s hoping I can get back to doing full posts on each week’s band/album.  Until then, enjoy Billy Idol and Cream!   Roots is co-hosted and brought to you by Farmer’s Insurance, the Robert…

Get Caught up with the Latest ‘Roots with Robb’ episodes!

Get Caught up with the Latest ‘Roots with Robb’ episodes!

It’s been a busy few weeks at the radio station, so I’m in catch-up mode posting the last three weeks of Roots episodes.  Thriller, the Ramones, and Dave Matthews Band are all in the ‘Roots Playlist’ below!   Next week’s Roots: Cream Make a suggest for a future roots artist/album!

ROOTS with ROBB: METALLICA!!

ROOTS with ROBB: METALLICA!!

Not only is Metallica the biggest Metal band of all time, there’s a legit argument to be made that they’re the biggest band across all music period!  At least at one time, they were the biggest band on the planet.  They’re not shy at all about sharing and turning their fans onto their roots.  Heck,…

ROOTS with ROBB:  Beck

ROOTS with ROBB: Beck

If Bob Dylan and the Beastie Boys procreated, Beck would be their offspring.  He’s a modern-day chameleon, a David Bowie or Prince for Gen X and millennials.  He does what he wants and if you’re a fan of his, you’ll come along for the ride no matter what.  Ready for the journey?   Roots is co-hosted…

Entertainment News

‘Veronica Mars’ season four is streaming now, launches one week early on Hulu

‘Veronica Mars’ season four is streaming now, launches one week early on Hulu

Hulu(SAN DIEGO) — Here’s a plot twist worthy of the show itself: Veronica Mars season four is now available on Hulu, one week ahead of schedule. The show’s star, Kristen Bell, announced the surprise news at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. During the Veronica Mars panel, Bell declared that she wanted Hulu to release all…

2018 ‘Halloween’ reboot spawning two new sequels

2018 ‘Halloween’ reboot spawning two new sequels

Andrew Eccles/Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Like its unstoppable killer Michael Myers, the Halloween films will live on. On Friday, Universal Pictures announced release dates for two new films in the iconic horror series, following the blockbuster success of 2018’s reboot starring original sole survivor Jamie Lee Curtis.  The film, which was directed by David Gordon Green, was made for…

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Ottawa changing outside auditing firm

Ottawa changing outside auditing firm

There’ll be a change in outside auditors for Ottawa City Hall. Treasurer Don Harris says Roenfeldt and Lockas, which has done the city’s annual auditors for many years, is involved in preparing some of the documents to be audited. For a truly independent audit to review whether the documents are being prepared properly, another firm…

Peru mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Peru mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Some mosquitoes in Peru are carrying West Nile Virus. The LaSalle County Health Department says the sample collected Thursday provided the first positive test for the virus in the county this year. Dead birds of certain species are also being tested. So are people who show possible West Nile Virus symptoms. Those symptoms include fever,…

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Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping. Hours after Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh took a swipe at former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s legacy, Ohio State defensive end Jonathon Cooper played along. Cooper was asked about new co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who spent 13 seasons under different coaches at Michigan, including…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to finally earn his first win at Wrigley Field as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered for the only hits off Sonny Gray as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games.…

Ottawa Recreation July 22-26

Ottawa Recreation July 22-26

Ottawa Recreation’s sevent and final week will feature the Ottawa Recreation Game Carnival, which will take place Wednesday, July 24, from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at Rigden Park.  The carnival consists of various sidewalk games that kids can play for 10 cents each.  Bring the kids for a fun, inexpensive afternoon!  If it rains on Wednesday,…

Health News

EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

iStock(NEW YORK) — The Environmental Protection Agency is not banning a pesticide linked to developmental issues in children, the agency announced this week despite years of calls to pull it from use, saying further study of its effects is needed.Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide used mostly on fruit and other produce. California and some other states…

Mosquito milestone: use bacteria and radiation to eliminate the bugs

Mosquito milestone: use bacteria and radiation to eliminate the bugs

iStockBY: Dr. Laith AlexanderIs repellent just not doing the trick to rid you of mosquitoes this summer? What about a different approach, like infecting the critters with bacteria topped up with a dose of radiation?It’s a serious idea.Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University in China and Michigan State University have used the technique to all but…

Broken heart syndrome found more commonly in people with cancer, study shows

Broken heart syndrome found more commonly in people with cancer, study shows

ktsimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — One in six people with broken heart syndrome had cancer, according to an international study across nine countries, including the U.S.The findings were published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association.Broken heart syndrome, otherwise known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome, is a real phenomenon. Emotional or physical stress…