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Is this REALLY a thing you can do with McDonald’s French Fry containers?

Is this REALLY a thing you can do with McDonald’s French Fry containers?

I don’t know if I’m buying this, but some apparent genius’ claim that you can flip the top portion of the flap of the McDonald’s French Fries box, fold it back and use it to put your ketchup on!  Fries are always better with Ketchup (or some sort of sauce), but a) McDonald’s are usually salty enough…

ROOTS with ROBB:  The CURE

ROOTS with ROBB: The CURE

My two favorite things about doing ‘ROOTS’ are turning listeners on to different songs or aspects about a band they think they know already, AND being turned on myself to an artist I’m not completely familiar with.  The Cure is definitely in the latter category.  I knew the big radio hits from the Cure, but…

Axl Rose first new song in over a decade is with LOONEY TUNES?

Axl Rose first new song in over a decade is with LOONEY TUNES?

Members of Guns n’ Roses have been dropping hints that they’re working on new GnR music, with a chance to possibly even hear a new track sometime in 2019.  But Axl already has something new out, with Looney Tunes!  There’s a New Looney Tunes show coming to Boomerang this year, and Axl is a big…

ROOTS with ROBB:  Exile on Main Street

ROOTS with ROBB: Exile on Main Street

The first Thursday of every month Robb Hasty, your Farmer’s Insurance Agent on Main Street and I discuss a classic album, and when it comes to choosing an album from the Stones, there are several choices that jump to mind.  Exile isn’t my favorite Stones album (right now it’s toss up between Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers), but Exile is a darn…

Entertainment News

Noomi Rapace is back to kick butt as a bodyguard in new Netflix thriller ‘Close’

Noomi Rapace is back to kick butt as a bodyguard in new Netflix thriller ‘Close’

Netflix(NEW YORK) — Actress Noomi Rapace is no stranger to playing strong women: She played super-tough hacker Lisbeth Salander in three films based on Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.  But she admits even she wasn’t prepared for what she’d have to do to prepare for her latest role. Rapace plays a bodyguard…

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Ottawa to test water treatment plant filter upgrade

Ottawa to test water treatment plant filter upgrade

There may be a better way to remove radium from Ottawa’s drinking water than what’s currently used at the water treatment plant on E. Norris Dr. Tonka Water will install a hydrous manganese oxide or HMO system to test it in the spring. The company says HMO is a mineral that radium binds to. HMO…

Eighth annual Penguin Plunge preliminary fundraising figure is $185k

Eighth annual Penguin Plunge preliminary fundraising figure is $185k

The Penguin Plunge preliminary fundraiser total is $185,000. People raised money for Make-A-Wish Illinois by jumping in the Illinois River at Heritage Harbor Saturday. More than 100 people feel strongly about why they do it. Here are some of the plungers WCMY News spoke to before they jumped in. And here are some of the…

Bald Eagle Watch Weekend coming up

Bald Eagle Watch Weekend coming up

The annual Bald Eagle Watch Weekend is Saturday and Sunday next week at the Starved Rock Visitors Center, Starved Rock Lodge, and Illinois Waterway Visitors Center. Illinois Audubon Society President Jim Herkert it’s not just for bird watchers. In the winter, bald eagles tend to gather in large numbers near dams because they are the…

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THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca wins Tri-County Conference Tournament, Marquette takes third

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca wins Tri-County Conference Tournament, Marquette takes third

GIRLS BASKETBALL Seneca takes title, Marquette third at Tri-County Conference Tournament Final @SenecaHS 2019 TCC Tourney Champs. 31-28 pic.twitter.com/QAZW27kUl3 — TCC (@tricountyconf) January 18, 2019 ROANOKE – The Lady Irish (19-4) won the tournament in their first year in the league. No statistics were available to WCMY. Marquette won the third place game over Midland,…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 22 of his 25 points in the third quarter, Nikola Jokic finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double and the Denver Nuggets cruised past Chicago 135-105 for their 12th straight home win over the Bulls. Chicago hasn’t knocked off the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center since Feb. 8, 2006.…

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca wrestlers sweep non-conference triangular

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca wrestlers sweep non-conference triangular

WRESTLING Seneca wins two GRANVILLE – The Fighting Irish defeated Somonauk, 68-12, and Putnam County/Hall by a 66-15 margin. Against the Bobcats, Cody Carvell, Ben Virgo and Joey Hatz won by pinfall, Jackson Beene earned a win by technical fall and Owen Feiner won his match in overtime. Hatz, Kyle Hamby, Gavin Robertson and Nathan…

Health News

How dogs are saving diabetics’ lives

How dogs are saving diabetics’ lives

iStockBy DR. AZKA AFZAL  (NEW YORK) — Can a dog’s nose save a diabetic’s life? Man’s best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics?A new study done in the U.K. shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent…

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Tero Vesalainen/iStockBY: DR. TIFFANY TRUONG (WASHINGTON) — Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The drug, sacituzumab govitecan, which is produced by Immunomedics, was previously designated a “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA “based on preliminary evidence that it demonstrates substantial improvement over existing…

APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity

APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity

noipornpan/iStock(NEW YORK) — How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients?These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across…