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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

Matt Damon and the ‘Contagion’ cast reunite “virtually” for COVID PSA

Matt Damon and the ‘Contagion’ cast reunite “virtually” for COVID PSA

Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Life has unfortunately imitated art for cast of the 2011 film Contagion, which has seen an uptick in streaming since the real-life COVID-19 coronavirus began spreading. That’s why scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health tapped the stars of the film —  Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, and Kate Winslet — to…

Killing time? ‘Killing Eve’ launching Season 3 two weeks early

Killing time? ‘Killing Eve’ launching Season 3 two weeks early

AMC Studios/BBC America(LOS ANGELES) — While most shows have been delayed by the COVID-19 situation, AMC and BBC America have just given you some new binging to look forward to: they’re launching Season 3 of their Emmy winning Killing Eve 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  Season 3 kicks off Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern on…

Aries Spears explains why “nothing’s off limit in comedy”: “Laughter is pain and pain is laughter”

Aries Spears explains why “nothing’s off limit in comedy”: “Laughter is pain and pain is laughter”

Courtesy of Aries Spears(NEW YORK) — Like other comedians around the world, Aries Spears is doing his best to make people laugh even during these trying times. That’s why it’s not surprising that the MADtv alum and master impersonator, who recently posted some hilarious impersonations on his Instagram, told ABC Audio that when it comes to comedy, “Nothing’s off limits.”  “No,…

Jack News from WCMY

Have some time to volunteer? Consider delivering for Meals on Wheels.

Have some time to volunteer? Consider delivering for Meals on Wheels.

With the dine-in options not available right now, many Voluntary Action Center’s clients are getting meals delivered at home. And so the Meals on Wheels program could use more volunteer drivers. Community Relations Manager Barbara Nadeau says a volunteer who is at least 18 years old, has a reliable vehicle, and can give about an…

Fourth LaSalle County corona virus case detected

Fourth LaSalle County corona virus case detected

A fourth person from LaSalle County is confirmed to have the COVID-19 corona virus, according to a LaSalle County Health Department announcement Friday night. The health department says a man in his 80s is in isolation in a hospital. The three county residents who tested positive previously were recovering in their homes. The health department…

Bureau County added to list of those with pandemic virus cases

Bureau County added to list of those with pandemic virus cases

Bureau, Henry, and Iroquois counties are now reporting corona virus cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday 488 new cases in the state, bringing the total for this pandemic to 3,026. There have been 34 deaths from the virus in Illinois, including eight announced Friday. The disease has been confirmed in 40 counties.

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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

Can recovered coronavirus patients help combat the disease?

Can recovered coronavirus patients help combat the disease?

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — It’s a critical, urgent question in the battle to save American lives — and one that a growing number of institutions, including one of New York’s preeminent medical centers, will attempt to answer.Dr. David Reich, the president of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said his team of experts is in the process…

Iran confronts deadly alcohol crisis in midst of dealing with coronavirus

Iran confronts deadly alcohol crisis in midst of dealing with coronavirus

iStock(NEW YORK) — Iran, already struggling to fight the growing spread of novel coronavirus, is now coming to grips with an alcohol poisoning problem that has killed hundreds of people this year.In the wake of the deaths, officials initially blamed misinformation on social media for convincing victims that drinking alcohol could protect them against coronavirus.…

What to know about the Navy hospital ships coming to New York and California

What to know about the Navy hospital ships coming to New York and California

The USNS Comfort takes on fuel and supplies in preparation to deploy in support of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, March 25, 2020. (U.S. Navy) (NEW YORK) — To help medical professionals focus on treating novel coronavirus patients, the Navy has deployed two hospital ships, to New York and to California, that will be used to…

What to do if you think you have coronavirus symptoms

What to do if you think you have coronavirus symptoms

Halfpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) — As more people across the United States test positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it’s important to know what to do if you think you have the virus.If you develop mild flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or your local health department and mention why you think you may have COVID-19, said…