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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…

UPGRADE YOUR DAD……………….’S CHAIR FOR FATHER’S DAY!

UPGRADE YOUR DAD……………….’S CHAIR FOR FATHER’S DAY!

Congrats to Travis Pouk from Streator!  He was the winning qualifier who gets to upgrade his Dad Dave’s chair for Father’s Day!   Thanks to everyone who texted in pictures and listened and got qualified.  And thanks to Furniture Sellers of Ottawa!  Keep listening for more great prizes and contests coming soon from 95-3 Jack-FM!   Chair Details:  A…

ROOTS with ROBB: Heart

ROOTS with ROBB: Heart

Heart is an interesting band to do a deep dive because they have a wonky history, and several iterations and sounds.  Technically, the Wilson sisters (Ann & Nancy) have been the only constant, but that’s not even true!  The band (in some variation of what would go on to be known as Heart) began in 1967. …

ROOTS with ROBB:  The Offspring

ROOTS with ROBB: The Offspring

Punk Rock, probably more than any other genre of Rock is one where it’s ‘not cool’ to make it big, especially in the eyes of the fans.  But I’m sure it beats being a school janitor!  That’s the rags to riches story for Kevin ‘Noodles’ Wasserman, lead guitarist and ‘woah-oh’ ‘yea-ah yeaaa-ah’ backup singer of the…

Entertainment News

Gambler James Holzhauer’s loss was a huge win for ‘Jeopardy!’

Gambler James Holzhauer’s loss was a huge win for ‘Jeopardy!’

Jeopardy! Productions(LOS ANGELES) — As previously reported, James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! loss ended up being a big win for for the long-running game show. But now that all the numbers are finally crunched, Vulture reports the professional gambler-turned quiz show champ’s final episode was watched by 14.5 million people — the show’s largest same-day audience since…

Idris Elba visits New York comedy club where he used to be a bouncer

Idris Elba visits New York comedy club where he used to be a bouncer

Will Heath/NBC(NEW YORK) — Idris Elba recently took a trip down memory lane while in New York City. On Monday night, Elba made a surprise visit to Caroline’s on Broadway, where the actor and DJ previously worked as a bouncer in his pre-stardom years. According to Page Six, Elba stopped by with his family at…

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Coal tar cleanup at former school site to start in August

Coal tar cleanup at former school site to start in August

The last of the coal tar at the old Central School site in Ottawa should be cleaned up starting in August. Coal tar is considered to be a cancer causer. It’s in the ground there because of a business that used coal to make gas a century ago. Mayor Dan Aussem says Nicor Gas, Commonwealth…

Lake Holiday woman arrested after stabbing

Lake Holiday woman arrested after stabbing

The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Tara B. Lynch, of Lake Holiday in Somonauk, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery. She was booked into the LaSalle County Jail Tuesday. Monday morning, county deputies were called to the area of Lake Holiday for reports of a man with a stab wound to the neck.…

Seneca Village officials asking residents to keep lawns clean

Seneca Village officials asking residents to keep lawns clean

The city of Seneca is planning to crack down on people who don’t keep their lawns mowed. Police Chief George Lamboley says grass needs to be kept below eight inches and grass clippings need to be kept out of the street and storm sewers. Village ordinances require that a problem be taken care of ten…

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Ottawa Recreation June 24-28

Ottawa Recreation June 24-28

Ottawa Recreation’s third week will feature the Rob Thompson Magic Show from 10:15-11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28 in the Central School Auditorium. Free admission; all are welcome. Supervisors will meet at their parks and walk or wait until bus transportation arrives. That afternoon, there will be an all-park Play Day at Rigden Park from 1-4. …

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning in his first game against his first major league organization, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1. The 22-year-old Jiménez was a top prospect for the Cubs before he headlined a rare trade with the White Sox for…

Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cardinals to win over Marlins

Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cardinals to win over Marlins

By WARREN MAYES Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mile Mikolas knew his luck would turn around. Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter homered to back a strong outing by Mikolas and lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Mikolas (5-7) snapped a career-high losing streak of…

Health News

Research offers possible clues about persistent Lyme disease

Research offers possible clues about persistent Lyme disease

Ladislav Kubeš/iStockBY: VANESSA CUTLER(NEW YORK) — In a groundbreaking study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Virginia Tech, Yale and Harvard may have found a reason why some people who get Lyme disease still have the crippling symptoms years after treatment with no sign of the disease still in their…

Little girl with rare disease shatters goal for Medi Teddy IV bag cover

Little girl with rare disease shatters goal for Medi Teddy IV bag cover

Meg Casano(FAIRFIELD, Conn.) — A young girl with a big idea has crushed a goal and will help hundreds of sick kids in the process.Ella Casano, a 12-year-old from Fairfield, Conn., is the brains behind a genius idea: the Medi Teddy, a stuffed animal pouch that covers and conceals an IV bag. The back of…

Doctors weigh in on why teen surviving shark attack is more than a miracle

Doctors weigh in on why teen surviving shark attack is more than a miracle

Vidant Medical Center(NEW YORK) — Paige Winter, 17, was rushed to the hospital after she was attacked by a shark in Atlantic Beach, N.C., on June 2. Her left leg was amputated at her thigh, and she lost two fingers.Doctors who treated the teen at Vidant Medical Center describe how they assessed her injuries and…

Five things soon-to-be-married couples can learn from divorced couples

Five things soon-to-be-married couples can learn from divorced couples

vadimguzhva/iStock(NEW YORK) — When most couples tie the knot, they expect to buck the statistics of getting divorced. But sometimes — nearly half the time, according to some data — couples who enter into wedded bliss end up separating. The reasons for untying the knot are plentiful, from a lack of commitment, to complacency, to…