Local News

DeKalb teen killed in four-vehicle crash

DeKALB — A DeKalb teen was filled in a four-vehicle crash that occurred just east of DeKalb last night. DeKalb County Sheriff’s office says 25-year old John Yanni of Saint Charles was westbound on Illinois Route 38 near Peace Road, when he collided with the teen’s car. The ...Read more

Recent heavy rains causing flooding along rivers

The recent heavy rains that came through late Monday and Tuesday morning have caused some flooding along the area rivers. The Illinois River at La Salle is at minor flood stage and isn’t expected to crest until late tonight and into tomorrow morning. This causes flooding along low-lying ...Read more


WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who pleaded guilty to killing her daughter with a punch in the stomach has been sentenced to 43 years in prison. Nicholette Lawrence of Waukegan pleaded guilty last year to first-degree murder for killing Raashanai Coley in September ...Read more

Freezing rain leads to power outages, slick roads

An icy morning yesterday led to a combination of traffic and power problems. The morning ice led to the cancellation of classes at several schools in northern La Salle County, while power outages started to spread. At the height of the outages, Ameren reported just over 600 customers without ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Dierks Bentley Makes the World Go “Black”
    When Dierks Bentley’s tour launches Thursday night (Jan. 19) in Ohio, his fans might be expecting a little more from him. More than just his mile-high “Drunk on a Plane” party attitude. Or his chill “Somewhere on a Beach” vibe. Now that Bentley’s “Black” video is out, I have a feeling that’s the side of... […]
  • Details on Eli Young Band’s Bus Fire in Kansas
    The Eli Young Band appeared to have lost everything onboard their tour bus after it was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday morning (Jan. 18) in Kansas. The band was at home with the night off, and the bus was making its way to their next show on Friday (Jan. 20) in Minnesota. There have... […]
  • World Premiere: Ryan Hurd’s “Hold You Back”
    In his new “Hold You Back” music video Ryan Hurd is holdin’ up after saying goodbye to an off-and-on-again love who is leaving for a new life in New York City. Set in cinematic black and white, Hurd sits by himself in a chair as he comes to terms with his new reality — she’s... […]
  • Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley Tapped for iHeartCountry Festival
    Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert are among the acts announced Tuesday (Jan. 17) for the iHeartCountry Festival set for May 6 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and the Raging Idiots have also been confirmed for... […]
  • Thomas Rhett Got Jiggy With It
    Of course Thomas Rhett was influenced by his singer-songwriter father Rhett Akins and all the music that came from Akins and his ’90s country brethren. But during a Sunday morning (Jan. 15) interview on NBC’s Today, he admitted that while country was his first love, it was certainly not his only love growing up. “Will... […]