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ROOTS with ROBB:  Dire Straits

ROOTS with ROBB: Dire Straits

We continue to practice social distancing this week as I’ve been doing the show every weekday morning from home.  So thanks to ZOOM (is everyone in the world using Zoom right now?) Robb and I were able to chat about Dire Straits…aka, Mark Knopfler.  That’s not a knock on the band.  Well maybe it’s a…

ROOTS with ROBB: The Cranberries

ROOTS with ROBB: The Cranberries

A first for this week of Roots…in light of the current world situations, we had our first ‘Social Distancing’ episode with Robb calling in over the phone.  Wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, practice social distancing.  If you’re an employer and your employees have the ability to work from home, let them.  The…

COVID-19 Update from the LaSalle County Health Department

COVID-19 Update from the LaSalle County Health Department

Big thanks to Jenny Barrie, Health Educator/PIO with the LaSalle County Health Department for coming on board this morning.  Topics include: Where are we in the grand scheme of things with Covid-19? What are the symptoms and what to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (DON’T rush to the Hospital) Is there testing available…

Entertainment News

Amy Schumer takes her son Gene on an adorable social distance visit to her dad

Amy Schumer takes her son Gene on an adorable social distance visit to her dad

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicAmy Schumer is doing her part to keep her loved ones safe from the COVID-19 coronavirus, even if it means spending time physically apart.  However, she found a creative way to still have that cherished one-on-one time with her dad, Gordon. The 39-year-old brought smiles to her Instagram followers’ faces on Tuesday when she showed off how she…

“Play” at home: Nielsen numbers show 85% jump in TV streaming

“Play” at home: Nielsen numbers show 85% jump in TV streaming

iStock/simpson33(LOS ANGELES) — In what will come as a shock to no one, new Neilsen numbers show that Americans who are sheltering from the coronavirus pandemic are streaming like never before.  In fact, the data quoted by Variety show an 85% jump in Americans streaming TV programming over the first three weeks of March compared to last year…

Jack News from WCMY

Parks are closed–mostly

Parks are closed–mostly

You can walk, hike, run, or bike in city parks in Illinois. But Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roalson says you can’t use the playground equipment, ball diamonds, or tennis courts. That’s part of the shutdown ordered to slow the corona virus’ spread. Some cities or park districts may be stricter than others, closing all trails…

Ottawa athlete prepares for Big Run for Small Business

Ottawa athlete prepares for Big Run for Small Business

From April 1st to 12th, you may see Ottawa athlete Coree Aussem-Woltering running. If you can get a picture of him and post it online, he might award you with a gift card to a local business. His Big Run for Small Business fundraiser will take donations via Go Fund Me to buy those gift…

Sixth virus case reported in LaSalle County

Sixth virus case reported in LaSalle County

A woman in her 30s is the sixth person from LaSalle County to test positive for the corona virus. The LaSalle County Health Department says she’s recovering at her home. The word came Tuesday afternoon as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a new statewide count of 5,994 cases so far. That’s from 937…

Jack Sports from WCMY

Thursday Local Roundup: Sports Update

Thursday Local Roundup: Sports Update

  Youth baseball has been delayed this season. The Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend and delay their season and all activities through no earlier than Monday, May 11. This decision will most likely delay the Little League World Series that…

Wednesday Local Roundup: Sports Update

Wednesday Local Roundup: Sports Update

In girls high School basketball’ Congratulations to Ottawa Lady Pirate’s senior Reagan O’Fallon for being unanimously selected to the Interstate Eight Conference First Team.  O’Fallon registered 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Also Lady Crusader’s sophomore Josie Eager was named to the Tri-County All-Conference Second Team. There was more NFL transactions yesterday…

Tuesday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

Tuesday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

The IHSA released a set of best practices regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to its website on Tuesday, discouraging any type of group workout until at least March 30.  On the website the IHSA stated it does not believe it is necessary or prudent for any number of students to gather for workouts, regardless of how…

Health News

COVID-19 vaccine candidates: 6 front-runners

COVID-19 vaccine candidates: 6 front-runners

iStock/MarianVejcik(BOSTON) — BY: Dr. Chloë E. Nunneley As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, those who are not infected can protect themselves by avoiding close contact with others and aggressively washing their hands. But beyond this, many are desperately hoping for another form of protection: a vaccine.Vaccines work by exposing our bodies…

Infants and COVID-19: What we know about how susceptible they are and how they’re treated

Infants and COVID-19: What we know about how susceptible they are and how they’re treated

SeventyFour/iStock(CHICAGO) — Public health officials in Illinois on Saturday announced the death of an infant in Chicago who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said a full investigation was underway to determine the cause of death of the infant, adding, “There has never before…

How to help your eyes from feeling strained amid increased screen time

How to help your eyes from feeling strained amid increased screen time

AntonioGuillem/iStock(NEW YORK) — With more Americans not going to the office in an attempt to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States, working from home has become a regular routine.As a result, many people have increased the amount of time spent staring at their screens — including additional videoconferencing.ABC News spoke with…