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Combating Prescription-Drug Overdoses

Illinois will receive a four-year federal grant to combat prescription-drug overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named Illinois as one of 16 recipients in a program called “Prescription Drug Overdoses: Prevention for States.” The grant is worth $3.6 million. The ...Read more

Inmate Remains Loose in Bureau County

RURAL PRINCETON — An escaped inmate still remains at large in Bureau County. Illinois State Police suspended their active search yesterday for 35-year old Joshua Drinnon and the US Marshal Service is also on scene and is assisting in the investigation. Authorities advise local residents ...Read more

Police to examine video in cop shooting probe

FOX LAKE — The commander of Lake County’s major crimes unit says investigators hope a video will provide “significant” evidence in the search for a police officer’s killers. They say a resident provided the video from a home security system and it’s been turned ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Jake Owen: How to Nail Labor Day
    To Jake Owen, Labor Day isn’t really a thing. “Where I grew up, in Florida, summer never ended. So I never understood Labor Day,” Owen admitted to me the last time we had a chance to catch up. “It’s only the last weekend of summer for people who live where the sun doesn’t shine all... […]
  • Garth Brooks: Literally Smoothing Out Rough Spots
    Has it been a year already? It has. It’s been a year since Garth Brooks kicked off his comeback tour in Chicago on Sept. 4, 2014. And he’s learned a lot of things about a lot of things, especially when it comes to the sharp edges of his orb. The orb is just what it... […]
  • Get a Free Preview of Brett Eldredge’s New Album
    You’ll have to wait until Sept. 11 to hear all 12 tracks from Brett Eldredge’s new album, Illinois, but you can listen to 10 of the songs online as part of the “CMT First” album premiere presented by Reese’s. “Lose My Mind,” the debut single from the project, has already climbed to No. 7 on... […]