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ROOTS with ROBB: Run DMC

ROOTS with ROBB: Run DMC

Run DMC were the Kings of a new kind of Rock in the mid-80s.  Their influential raps & Jam Master Jay’s sparse beats revolutionized Hip-Hop and help set the scene in motion for what was to come.  And almost as fast as their start shot up, the fizzled out as new MCs, sounds and styles…

ROOTS with ROBB classic album: Allman Brothers LIVE at the Filmore East

ROOTS with ROBB classic album: Allman Brothers LIVE at the Filmore East

We start 2021 with a look back at what many consider to be the greatest live album ever released, The Allman Bros. Live at the Filmore East.  Really, this roots is almost like 2 albums, because we reviewed the deluxe edition of the album that includes tracks from that 3 night stint at the Filmore that…

ROOTS with ROBB: Linkin Park!

ROOTS with ROBB: Linkin Park!

We close out Roots for the year with the biggest rock band of the 2000s (and it’s not even close), Linkin Park.  LP shot onto the scene in 2000/01 with Hybrid Theory and saw immediate success with over 12 million copies sold here in the states alone.  But if all you know of all Linkin Park…

ROOTS with ROBB: JOHN LENNON

ROOTS with ROBB: JOHN LENNON

Today’s episode of Roots (a day late) can be summed up with a line from the very end of Bonus Content.  ‘We need more John Lennons in the world.’  Do we ever.  There’s a reason he was the voice of his generation, and frankly, there hasn’t been a voice that has cut through the clutter like…

Entertainment News

Bets on, bets off: Online gambling site already taking wagers on ‘Cobra Kai’ season 4

Bets on, bets off: Online gambling site already taking wagers on ‘Cobra Kai’ season 4

CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020(LOS ANGELES) — After fans binged the recently-dropped third season of the Karate Kid spin-off Cobra Kai, its cliffhanger ending left them aching for more — so much so that the online sportsbook My Bookie is taking wagers on what will happen in the show’s forthcoming fourth season. In the cliffhanger, former enemies Daniel LaRusso and…

Liam Neeson reveals his plans to retire from action films

Liam Neeson reveals his plans to retire from action films

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Liam Neeson has acquired a very particular set of skills over the course of the years as an actor and now, he’s thinking about laying them to rest.  While speaking with Entertainment  Tonight, the Taken series star revealed that retirement is in the near future.  “Oh, yeah. I think so,” he said. “I’m 68 and a half.…

Jack News from WCMY

St. Rep. Demmer says legislature should focus on pandemic relief

St. Rep. Demmer says legislature should focus on pandemic relief

St. Rep. Tom Demmer of Dixon says the new state legislature needs to work on pandemic relief. As for the new House Speaker, Demmer says he looks forward to working with people on the other side of the aisle to improve government transparency and make sure people’s voices are heard. Demmer is a Dixon Republican.…

St. Rep. Welter on priorities: pandemic relief, finances

St. Rep. Welter on priorities: pandemic relief, finances

Morris Republican St. Rep. David Welter has priorities he hopes the General Assembly focuses on in the new session. He says the state needs pandemic relief. And he says the financial problems aren’t going away. The Illinois House selected a new speaker Wednesday. Emanuel Chris Welch, a Democrat, says he wants to work with the…

New state’s attorney organizing office differently

New state’s attorney organizing office differently

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Todd Martin is organizing his department a little differently than past prosecutors. Instead of one first assistant, he has two deputy chiefs. One’s in charge of violent crimes and the other is handling drug cases. Martin asked the county board yesterday to restore a salary line for one of the prosecutors.…

Jack Sports from WCMY

Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

Tonight The Chicago Blackhawks are in Tampa to face the Lightning.  The two teams will be meeting for the second time in three days.  Chicago fell 5-1 to Tampa on Wednesday in the season opener. Blackhawks also face the Florida Panthers on Sunday.   The Blackhawks did announce yesterday they have placed captain Jonathan Toews…

Thursday Sports Update

Thursday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association board of directors met Wednesday morning to continue its discussion to resume sports for the remainder of the school year, but the IHSA announced no significant changes to the current stalemate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  There was hope that the board of directors would announce a target start date…

Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

Yesterday Afternoon, Northern Illinois’s Darius Beane’s pullup jumper with one second left in regulation helped give NIU a 67-65 victory over Akron and their first victory in the MAC conference this season at the Convocation Center in Dekalb.  The Huskies will be back on the road on Saturday to face Ball State in Muncie Indiana. …

Health News

Two US COVID variants have been identified. What does that mean for vaccines?

Two US COVID variants have been identified. What does that mean for vaccines?

Bill Oxford/iStockBy DR. SEAN LLEWELLYN and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Two independent research groups published findings confirming what many scientists have long suspected: The U.S. has its own unique COVID-19 viral variants that are distinct from the U.K. and South African lineages making headlines in recent weeks.On Wednesday, researchers from the Ohio…

An inside look at a Massachusetts field hospital that’s treated hundreds

An inside look at a Massachusetts field hospital that’s treated hundreds

narvikk/iStockBy STEPHANIE RAMOS, KATIE O’BRIEN, and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(WORCESTER, Ma.) — Michael Gadbois, a first responder, was used to going the DCU Center for concerts and sporting events.But his most recent trip there was as a COVID-19 patient.”I never thought I would be going into the convention center on a stretcher,” Gadbois told ABC…

COVID-19 positivity rates in Austin schools worry health officials

COVID-19 positivity rates in Austin schools worry health officials

Halfpoint/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Sky-high COVID-19 positivity rates at schools in Austin, Texas, have local health officials on edge.In Travis County, where Austin is located, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 20.2% at high schools, 27.1% at middle schools, 19.8% at elementary schools and 10% at preschools.All rates stand far higher than…

App that tracks fertility misled consumers about disclosure of health data, FTC says

App that tracks fertility misled consumers about disclosure of health data, FTC says

Dean Mitchell/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Flo, a widely used period and fertility-tracking app, has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the company shared users’ health data it had promised to keep private.The FTC alleges that Flo disclosed health information as sensitive as a user’s pregnancy to third parties…