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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…

ROOTS with ROBB: Imagine Dragons

ROOTS with ROBB: Imagine Dragons

I try to keep an open mind about music and realize not everything out there is for me.  I guess Imagine Dragons fall into that category.  And that’s ok!  There’s over a BILLION views on our Roots song of the day on Youtube!  Yes, A BILLION!!  People LOVE this band!  I have good friends and family…

ROOTS with ROBB: ZZ Top

ROOTS with ROBB: ZZ Top

“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” gets the Roots treatment today.  Like many others, ZZ Top is a tale of two different bands, the meat & potatoes blues rock of the 70s, and the excess of the 80s.  The excess (synthesizers, classic videos with classic cars and girls) took them to a whole new level…

Entertainment News

‘Captain Marvel’ soars to second #1 week with $69.3 million weekend

‘Captain Marvel’ soars to second #1 week with $69.3 million weekend

Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) — Captain Marvel delivered an estimated $69.3 million to easily hold on to the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row. The the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now earned more than $266 million domestically and added added an estimated $119.7 million overseas,…

‘Empire’ takes a ratings dive with its first episode since Jussie Smollett arrest

‘Empire’ takes a ratings dive with its first episode since Jussie Smollett arrest

FOX(CHICAGO) — The first original episode of Empire since Jussie Smollet’s arrest and indictment on charges of filing a false police report have come in…and it’s not looking good.  According to the The Wrap, the episode, which aired earlier this week, brought in a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and a total of 4.4 million viewers.  That’s a steep dive…

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Some life-safety work is being delayed at Ottawa High

Some life-safety work is being delayed at Ottawa High

Some of the life-safety work that was planned for this summer at Ottawa High School will have to wait. Bids came in way too high. Supt. Mike Cushing says priorities were set and the school board will look over a new set of bids Tuesday, March 19. He’s hoping to keep costs below $750,000. A…

Trout season starts in April

Trout season starts in April

It’s almost trout fishing season again in Illinois. The season starts on Saturday, April 6. In LaSalle County, trout are stocked at Lock 14 in LaSalle and Lake Mendota in Mendota. In Bureau County, people can fish for trout at the Hennepin Canal Parkway. Anglers will need a fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp.

Kinzinger urges Democrats to allow vote on abortion survivor bill

Kinzinger urges Democrats to allow vote on abortion survivor bill

Cong. Adam Kinzinger is asking House Democrats to allow a vote on legislation that would require the same medical care be given to babies that survive abortion that is given to premature babies. The proposal has been blocked 17 times. Kinzinger calls the legislation common sense. He says he’s deeply concerned with several states relaxing…

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Winning weekend for Marquette baseball, softball teams

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Winning weekend for Marquette baseball, softball teams

BASEBALL Marquette jumps out to 3-0 start JACKSONVILLE – Marquette opened its season with three wins on the turf at Lenz Field. Haydon Price hit an RBI double Friday in the Crusaders’ 4-1 win over Mendon Unity. Bryce Jones (1-0) allowed an unearned run and struck out six over five innings of work, and Connor…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Sluggers Eloy Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. are among this year’s rookies to watch in baseball. Victor Robles, Nick Senzel and Fernando Tatis Jr. also could play their way into starring roles this season. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III had 21 points and nine rebounds, Buddy Hield added 16 points…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Nicholas Baer made five of Iowa’s 12 3-pointers and scored 17 points, helping the Hawkeyes pull away from Illinois for an 83-62 victory in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa turned up its play in the second half to stop a four-game losing streak and hand coach Fran McCaffery…

Health News

Mitt Romney was sick when he blew out candles: Does that help avoid spread of germs?

Mitt Romney was sick when he blew out candles: Does that help avoid spread of germs?

iStock/andresrDR. LINDA DROZDOWICZ (NEW YORK) — Happy birthday, even if it’s not today! Whether you go for traditional candles, sparklers or those tricky ones you can’t blow out, birthday candles are a ubiquitous part of celebrations — something you might’ve been reminded of earlier this week when Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) garnered attention for blowing…

Mentally tiring work linked to type 2 diabetes in women: Study

Mentally tiring work linked to type 2 diabetes in women: Study

iStock/katleho SeisaDR. LINDA DROZDOWICZ (NEW YORK) — “This job is killing me!”We’ve all said this at least once of frustration, but a new study out of France published in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that mentally tiring work may be making people — specifically women — sick. The study was extensive, following more than…

EPA bans public sale of paint stripper connected to accidental deaths

EPA bans public sale of paint stripper connected to accidental deaths

iStock/scanrail(WASHINGTON) —  The Environmental Protection Agency will ban consumer sales of paint strippers that contain an ingredient that has caused dozens of accidental deaths.Families of people who have died after inhaling paint strippers that contain methylene chloride and chemical safety advocates have called for the products to be banned because of the risks.While the rule…