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ROOTS with ROBB CLASSIC ALBUM: Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’

ROOTS with ROBB CLASSIC ALBUM: Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’

Honestly speaking, the Grateful Dead is one of my weaker spots in music knowledge.  I’ve just never got into the Dead, despite college, roommates and friends best attempts.  But for me to ignore their importance on music and leave them out of roots would be asinine.  Plus, ROBB is a HUGE Deadhead!  The stories he…

ROOTS with ROBB: Traveling Wilburys

ROOTS with ROBB: Traveling Wilburys

It’s SUPERGROUP Month here on Roots and we start with arguably the most loaded with talent of them all…especially when it comes to songwriting, The Traveling Wilburys!  Find us a band with more songwriting chops than Dylan, Harrison, Petty, Lynne and Orbison….we’ll wait…. This is supposed to be ‘Classic Album’ week, and we had all intentions…

ROOTS with ROBB: WEEN!

ROOTS with ROBB: WEEN!

Ween is by far the most ‘out-there,’ indie artist we’ve ever featured on Roots (definitely Robb’s choice!).  I’m not going to give away too much of my thoughts on the band or their music…you’ll have to listen to the show!   But I’ll keep it short and say, give this a listen!  They’re much more than…

ROOTS with ROBB: STYX!!

ROOTS with ROBB: STYX!!

Where do I begin with Styx?  I guess I’ll start by saying they were a band I was shying away from doing on Roots because of knowing where it would end up (Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto and beyond).  I’ve always been more in the Tommy Shaw camp instead of Dennis DeYoung…but after prepping for this…

Entertainment News

Streaming now: ‘Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo’

Streaming now: ‘Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo’

Disney Channel/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — “They make movies and stories about guys like Danny Trejo. Danny is that guy.” That’s the word from one of the celebrities who contributed to a new documentary about the life of the cinematic tough guy.  Trejo’s life seems like a Hollywood script. A formerly drug-addicted gang-banger and prisoner who…

Jack News from WCMY

State reports 587 new COVID-19 cases; LaSalle County adds six

State reports 587 new COVID-19 cases; LaSalle County adds six

The Illinois Department of Public Health added 587 new coronavirus cases to its count on Tuesday. There were 37 new deaths across the state. The LaSalle County Health Department added six new cases Tuesday. One new recovery was also reported. County totals are at 234 cases and 170 recoveries. State totals are at 148,452 cases…

Congressional Candidate giving federal government an “F” for pandemic response

Congressional Candidate giving federal government an “F” for pandemic response

LaSalle Democrat Dani Brzozowski isn’t grading the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic very highly. Brzozowski thinks the federal government should be doing more by way of legislation to help families and businesses being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Brzozowski says the stimulus money handed out in the springtime isn’t enough to get people out…

Jack Sports from WCMY

Tuesday Sports Update

Tuesday Sports Update

Major League Baseball unveiled the shortened 60 game regular season schedule on Monday. The season will kick off with The World Series champion Nationals as they host the Yankees on July 23rd, followed by the Giants at the Dodgers. The White Sox  opener is at home against the Twins on July 24th.  The Cubs will…

Monday Sports Update

Monday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association formally announced on Friday the approval of its next stage of Return to Play Guidelines after receiving approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health. High School coaches can now conduct team practices with specific requirements mandated by the IDPH. For the official Return to Play Guidelines go to IHSA.Org…

IMSA joins Little Ten Conference for 2021-22

At a meeting of Little Ten Conference Athletic Directors and Principals on Wednesday, May 27, all schools represented voted to accept the Illinois Math and Science Academy into the conference beginning Fall 2021. The Little Ten Conference was formed for the 1919-1920 school year.  Founding members included–Earlville, Hinckley, Leland, Paw Paw, Plano, Rollo, Sandwich, Shabbona,…

Health News

EPA approves 1st disinfectant sprays that kill COVID-19 on surfaces

EPA approves 1st disinfectant sprays that kill COVID-19 on surfaces

BrianAJackson/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency just approved two disinfectant sprays that can kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on surfaces.The agency said that Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist were effective, based on laboratory testing, in preventing the spread of the virus on surfaces.”EPA is committed…

Coronavirus cases rose through June as health officials scramble to control pandemic

Coronavirus cases rose through June as health officials scramble to control pandemic

narvikk/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, JANET WEINSTEIN and JP KEENAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — After showing some signs of progress in flattening the COVID-19 curve, America saw a jump in cases throughout June, especially in states that eased back their pandemic safeguards early.Over the course of the month, the country saw over 820,000 new cases and lost…

Volunteers develop COVID contact tracing course for Spanish speakers

Volunteers develop COVID contact tracing course for Spanish speakers

Larkin Community HospitalBy LAURA ROMERO, BENJAMIN SIEGEL and DR. JAY BHATT, ABC News (NEW YORK) — After losing his job abruptly amid the coronavirus in March, Alejandro Curbelo saw a TV ad for a unique volunteering opportunity to help with contact tracing in the U.S.At the time Curbelo, a Cuban native, was living in Cancun,…

COVID-19’s impact could include 20 more firearm suicides per day this year: Analysis

COVID-19’s impact could include 20 more firearm suicides per day this year: Analysis

suratoho/iStockBy DR. ALEXIS E. CARGGINTON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — COVID-19 could bring a 20-30% increase in firearm suicides this year, a new study has found.The uncertainty brought on by the pandemic has been impacting people’s mental health and increasing feelings of anxiety and depression. The pandemic has also led to increases in gun purchases with…