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ROOTS with ROBB: Motley Crue!

ROOTS with ROBB: Motley Crue!

Four men behaving badly and getting away with it (mostly).  Welcome to the story of Motley Crue!  Musically, the Crue hold up better than their Hair Metal contemporaries.  That might be because they really weren’t Hair Metal!  That’s up to you to decide.  Robb and I discussed that in detail in this week’s roots. ; Roots is…

Woodstock 50  — Most eclectic festival lineup ever?

Woodstock 50 — Most eclectic festival lineup ever?

Peace, Love, Music,Hippies, Hipsters and everyone in between!  Woodstock 50 has announced what could be the most eclectic festival lineup ever to commemorate the OG fest of turning highways into parking lots.  Did you ever think you’d see Miley Cyrus and Santana next to each other on a bill (actually yes)?  Ok, how about Dead and…

ROOTS with ROBB: The Doors

ROOTS with ROBB: The Doors

The Doors are in interesting band to do a ‘deep dive’ treatment on.  It’s a band I listened to a lot growing up, but I don’t listen to all that much anymore.  And as I started going through each album, I realized why.  A good chunk of their material doesn’t necessarily hold up the older…

ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album Edition: Purple Rain

ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album Edition: Purple Rain

Prince is one of those artists (like Bowie, the Beatles, Rolling Stones) where their catalog is so deep and varied that its hard to go through and discuss their roots.  Prince, in many ways, can’t be shoved into one genre.  And yes, he definitely has roots and influences, but he HIMSELF is where it begins…

Entertainment News

Christina Milian discusses her connection to her character in ‘The Oath’

Christina Milian discusses her connection to her character in ‘The Oath’

ABC Radio(NEW YORK) — Christina Milian has more in common with her The Oath character Christine Parks than just their similar names. The talented actress and singer tells ABC Radio that she was able to identify with Christine’s tough exterior, partly thanks to her father, who was influential in her upbringing. “He kind of raised…

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City to get involved in Cusick disability pension case

City to get involved in Cusick disability pension case

The Ottawa Firefighters’ Pension Board agrees that the city of Ottawa should be involved in the disability pension hearings for firefighter Ken Cusick. Attorney Megan Cantlin filed a motion to get the city involved. Cantlin told the pension board Monday that because the City of Ottawa levies the taxes that pay for the firefighters’ pension…

Interstate 80 toll road idea introduced in Illinois House bill

Interstate 80 toll road idea introduced in Illinois House bill

Part of Interstate 80 would become a toll road under a bill a Joliet lawmaker introduced last week. Larry Walsh’s bill would turn I-80 from Morris to Interstate 294 in the south Chicago suburbs into a toll highway. I-294 already is a toll road. In his bill, Walsh says that stretch of I-80 needs more…

Ottawa selling surplus vehicles in very used condition

Ottawa selling surplus vehicles in very used condition

The city of Ottawa has some surplus vehicles to sell. Some of them are more than 20 years old. While city officials sometimes joke that the city’s surplus vehicles for sale are “like new”, City Commissioner James Less says they aren’t. Some buyers with motor vehicle skills can fix them up to make them run…

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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) — Duncan Keith scored 1:23 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. The defenseman took a feed from Brandon Saad, bulled his way down left wing, shrugged off a check from Nathan MacKinnon and beat goaltender Phillipp Grubauer between the legs to snap the Blackhawks’ three-game…

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette Baseball uses big fifth inning to stay undefeated

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette Baseball uses big fifth inning to stay undefeated

BASEBALL Marquette 11, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8 PAXTON – A seven-run fifth inning propelled Marquette into the win column for the fifth straight game to open the season. Luke Couch had two hits and three RBIs for the Crusaders (5-0), and Nate Melvin contributed two hits and two RBIs in the victory. Shane Reynolds (1-0) tossed 3…

Health News

Toddlers engage more with print books than tablets: Study

Toddlers engage more with print books than tablets: Study

monkeybusinessimages/iStockBY: DR. LEILA HAGHIGHAT(NEW YORK) — “Once upon a time” may be better read on paper than on a screen.A new study suggests that toddlers interact more with their parents when they read print books compared to electronic versions. The results of the study were published today in the journal Pediatrics.E-books sell well. The number…

How to help with suicide prevention

How to help with suicide prevention

noipornpan/iStock(NEW YORK) — In 2016, suicide became the second leading cause of death among those aged 10-34, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Nearly 9 percent of young people in grades nine through 12 reported that they had made at least one suicide attempt in the past 12 months, according to…

Pediatricians, American Heart Association call for regulations on sugary drinks

Pediatricians, American Heart Association call for regulations on sugary drinks

Sasiistock/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two of the nation’s most prominent health organizations issued a joint policy statement on Monday endorsing widespread public health regulations to help reduce the amount of sugary drinks that kids consume.The statement, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart Association (AHA), will be published in the April issue…

FDA approves breakthrough heart failure device that improves heart function

FDA approves breakthrough heart failure device that improves heart function

iStockBY DR. LEILA HAGHIGHAT(NEW YORK) — A new device on the market for patients with heart failure is the first device in cardiology to receive a “breakthrough” designation by the Food and Drug Administration.For many patients with heart failure who are already on the right medications, there’s not much else they can do unless they…