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ROOTS with ROBB: ELO

ROOTS with ROBB: ELO

I really, REALLY wanted to be able to like ELO, but the more I dug into their catalog, I kept finding more and more examples of ELO stealing patterns/riffs/etc from the Beatles.  I know what you’re thinking, ‘Shap, EVERYONE steals and borrows from the Beatles!’  This is true!  No artist is popular music has made…

ROOTS with ROBB: P!nk

ROOTS with ROBB: P!nk

We apparently don’t do enough of ‘current pop’ on this show.  But P!nk should suffice.  I’ll go on record (and I don’t think it’s much of a stretch) that she’s the best female pop star of the last 2 decades.  No one has had the track record she has with the ability to change up…

ROOTS with ROBB: The Violent Femmes

ROOTS with ROBB: The Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes are interesting band for Roots because they’re kind of on an island all to themselves.  Sure there’s Dylan influence and The Talking Heads, and other artists who have done similar things, but the Femmes just do it a bit differently, and it works.  Although after playing this week’s Roots song on the…

ROOTS with ROBB: Blink-182

ROOTS with ROBB: Blink-182

Some would argue (and it’s a pretty easy argument to make) that no band has had a bigger influence on the Pop/Punk sound of the 2000s and beyond like Blink-182.  Sure, there’s Green Day, and a ton of old school punk bands that kids are still influenced by, but the sound, style and content that Blink…

Entertainment News

Ready to roar: Shooting begins on ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

Ready to roar: Shooting begins on ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — With a tweet showing just the “clapper” for the film, director Colin Trevorrow announced that his third movie in his blockbuster reboot series will be called Jurassic World: Dominion. “The world has changed,” he captioned the pic, seeming to confirm that the formerly extinct dinosaurs from the prior…

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David Castelli, 51

David Castelli, 51

David Castelli, 51, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Sunday February 23, 2020 at Joliet Area Community Hospice. A Funeral Celebration will be at 6:00 pm Friday 28, 2020. Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm before the services at Ottawa Funeral Home. David was born January 24, 1969, in Dekalb, IL, to John B…

County computer crash halts document recording, cripples FOIA requests

County computer crash halts document recording, cripples FOIA requests

Output has come to a halt at the LaSalle County Recorder of Deeds Office because of the computer problems affecting county government. Recorder Karen Miller says documents are coming in, but mortgages, deeds, military discharge papers, and everything else isn’t getting very far. Everything’s being looked over, but it’s put in a to-do stack. Miller…

Sonar search called off in search for missing Ottawa woman

Sonar search called off in search for missing Ottawa woman

Another method has been exhausted in the search for a missing Ottawa woman.Conservation Police Sergeant Phil Wire says searchers have done all they can to find the body of Tina Donovan in the Illinois River. Police stopped using sonar in the river last week. Ground searches of Starved Rock State Park were completed without finding…

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AP Prep Basketball Monday Scores

AP Prep Basketball Monday Scores

Monday’s Scores By The Associated Press BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Chatham Glenwood 59, Rochester 28 Danville 69, Rantoul 38 Loyola 75, Chicago (Noble Charter/C. Bulls) 29 O’Fallon 61, Edwardsville 58 1A Casey (C.-Westfield) Sectional= Regional Quarterfinal= Altamont 64, Sandoval 29 Brownstown – St. Elmo 75, Patoka 71 Casey-Westfield 66, Martinsville 21 Cumberland 52, Arcola 26 Red…

Monday Local Roundup: Post Season Results

Monday Local Roundup: Post Season Results

The Marquette Crusaders began their journey to the State Title with a decisive win over The Serena Huskers 75 to 52 in game 2 of  the Somonauk class 1-A regional. Luke Couch finished with 18 points, while Nick Melvin added 15 and Logan Nelson with 14, Game one in the tournament host Somonauk defeated Bridgeview…

AP Prep Basketball Weekend Scores

AP Prep Basketball Weekend Scores

Friday’s Scores By The Associated Press BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= ALAH 54, Okaw Valley 49 Aledo (Mercer County) 67, Princeville 66, OT Altamont 58, Windsor/ Stew-Stras co-op (BKB) 53 Alton 43, Edwardsville 40 Alton Marquette 62, Waterloo Gibault 26 Anna-Jonesboro 70, Sparta 55 Annawan 56, Monmouth United 53 Argenta-Oreana 64, Decatur Lutheran (LSA) 35 Athens 68,…

Health News

Bebe Rexha opens up about her battle with bipolar disorder in new interview

Bebe Rexha opens up about her battle with bipolar disorder in new interview

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Fans of Bebe Rexha know that she’s an unapologetic rock star. She’s able to command an arena full of people with her confidence-filled, upbeat songs and she’s also not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve. And while many may shy away from talking about the challenges they face,…

How the Harvey Weinstein verdict may impact sexual assault reporting

How the Harvey Weinstein verdict may impact sexual assault reporting

Andy445/iStock(NEW YORK) — After hearing from 35 witnesses over more than two weeks of testimony, the jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault case delivered a verdict Monday.Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sexual assault and of rape in the third degree. He was found not guilty of the more serious charges of predatory…

Dad hears late son’s heartbeat in teddy bear sent from donor recipient

Dad hears late son’s heartbeat in teddy bear sent from donor recipient

John Reid(NEW YORK) — Video of a father listening to his son’s heartbeat inside a teddy bear is capturing the hearts of over 100,000 people on Facebook.Stephanie Reid shared the footage earlier this month of her husband, John Reid, opening the gift from his late teenager’s heart recipient. Dakota Reid, 16, died Jan. 25, 2019,…