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ROOTS with ROBB: Stevie Ray Vaughan

ROOTS with ROBB: Stevie Ray Vaughan

SRV might have been the greatest blues guitarist the world has ever seen.  Just like with any music, what is great in your mind, might not be so great in someone else’s.  But if you find someone who thinks Stevie Ray Vaughan is over-rated, let me know.  I haven’t found that soul yet.  The pure emotion…

ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: CSN&Y Deja Vu

ROOTS with ROBB Classic Album: CSN&Y Deja Vu

Supergroup month was a few months back, and somehow we left arguably the biggest Supergroup off the schedule.  So we made up for that by going over the ‘roots’ of their 2nd album Deja Vu. Technically, would it be their first album?  I mean, Neil Young wasn’t on their debut…so it was technically a different band?  Enough…

ROOTS with ROBB: No Doubt

ROOTS with ROBB: No Doubt

We wrap up female artists month with No Doubt.  Ok yeah, there’s only 1 girl and the rest guys, but Gwen Stefani has been the focal point of this band since 1995.  Notice I say since ’95 because before Tragic Kingdom, the band’s focal point was probably Gwen’s older brother, Eric.  It’s almost like there have…

ROOTS with ROBB: Sheryl Crow

ROOTS with ROBB: Sheryl Crow

A full month of female artists continues with Sheryl Crow, an accomplished songwriter and musician who’s story eschews similar to a few other female artists we’ve done already.  At the start of her career, the music industry tried to pigeon-hole her into ‘pop singer’ like a Mariah Carey, because, ‘that’s what girls should do in…

Entertainment News

Disney+ scores first Emmy Awards for ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney+ scores first Emmy Awards for ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney+(LOS ANGELES) — Disney+ took home its first Emmy Awards last night for The Mandalorian.  The streaming platform was awarded five accolades during the third night of the virtual Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series…

Chrissy Teigen reveals she’s on strict bed rest due to “difficult pregnancy”

Chrissy Teigen reveals she’s on strict bed rest due to “difficult pregnancy”

Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Chrissy Teigen is paying the price for not following the doctor’s orders of mandatory bed rest.  The Cravings author revealed Wednesday that she is now confined to her bed for the next week — which she says “it’s kind of crappier than it sounds.” Teigen, who confirmed her third pregnancy alongside husband…

Gigi Hadid’s father pens sweet letter for first grandchild

Gigi Hadid’s father pens sweet letter for first grandchild

Jason Mendez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Gigi Hadid’s father, Mohamed Hadid, has some sweet words for his first grandchild — and he (briefly) shared them with the world. In a since-deleted post from Wednesday, Mohamed took to Instagram to share a handwritten poem dedicated to his “little grandchild” titled “Grandpa’s heart.”  “Hello little grandchild, it is…

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COVID-19 statistics for Saturday, September 19

COVID-19 statistics for Saturday, September 19

LaSalle County’s COVID-19 case count climbed by 21 Saturday to 1,595. The state added 2,529 new cases for 272,856 so far. And the state counted 25 more deaths, including that of a person from Bureau County. The sum is 8,436 statewide.

Submarine memorial unveiled in Morris

Submarine memorial unveiled in Morris

U.S. Navy veteran James Edward Wilkins, who served on two submarines, helped unveil the new submarine memorial in Morris Saturday. Twenty-eight submarines built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin went by Morris on the way to the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Four were lost in action. Mayor Richard Kopczick says…

Marseilles resident recognized for voluntary work for the city

Marseilles resident recognized for voluntary work for the city

Story by Michael McKenna A local Marseilles resident gets attention for his good works. If you are ever driving down Pacific Street between First and Main in Marseilles on any given summer weekend, you will no doubt see Bob Heath out cutting grass along long public stretches of property. If he is not doing that,…

Jack Sports from WCMY

Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

The White Sox are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 following a 4-3 win over the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.  The Sox’s magic number to take the AL Central crown is now eight games. Tonight the playoff bound Sox start a three game series with the Reds in Cincinnati. Pre-game…

Thursday Sports Update

Thursday Sports Update

The White Sox’ six game winning streak is over following a 5-1 loss to the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.  José Abreu homered for Chicago’s lone run. Even with the defeat, the White Sox magic number to clinch a postseason berth dropped to one.  The series wraps up today with Reynaldo López facing the Twins.…

Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

Last night  James McCann homered and drove in a pair as the White Sox beat the Twins 6-2 in Chicago.  The series resumes tonight with Lucas Giolito on the mound against Minnesota.  Pre-game begins at 6:35 with the first pitch at 7:10pm on the home for White Sox baseball 1430 WCMY….   The Cubs held…

Health News

Pine Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA

Pine Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA

jfmdesign/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Clorox wipes are still in short supply due to increased demand as Americans continue to clean off frequently used surfaces to combat the spread of coronavirus, but another household cleaner has been added to the list of effective products.Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner received approval from the U.S. Environmental…

How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answer

How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answer

Bill Oxford/iStockBy PRIYA AMIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Nine months into the global pandemic, scientists are still piecing together the mystery of the first crossover event, in which the coronavirus moved from bats to an intermediary animal and, eventually, to humans.By comparing the patterns of mutations from the new coronavirus to other known viruses, researchers…

What you need to know about staying safe when hitting the polls this election season

What you need to know about staying safe when hitting the polls this election season

hermosawave/iStockBy DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With less than two months to go before the U.S. presidential election, many Americans are worried about voting safely during the pandemic.”As the pandemic continues to spread, it’s vital that we balance the right for citizens to vote along with the importance to maintain their health and…

Russia vaccine data called into question as experts worry about global distribution

Russia vaccine data called into question as experts worry about global distribution

Meyer & Meyer/iStockBy DR. ALEXANDRIA LAMBERT, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A growing chorus of experts is calling on Russian scientists to explain potential discrepancies in the data supporting the country’s COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V.Russia was the first country to authorize a COVID-19 vaccine, but it did so before completing proper scientific studies to show…