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Madigan proceeding with own budget proposal

Illinois Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is proceeding with his own budget proposal in defiance of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s wish for a compromise that includes pro-business, union-weakening reforms to settle a nearly yearlong stalemate. Madigan says he told the Republican governor ...Read more

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Two accidents snarl traffic on area interstates

BUREAU / LA SALLE COS. — Two accidents involving semi-tractor trailers snarled traffic on Interstate 80 and Interstate 39 yesterday. The first accident happened along westbound I-80 near I-180 around 12:30 yesterday morning, when a truck driver from Maryland swerved to avoid a stray truck ...Read more

Temps normal, rainfall below so far

UNDATED — As we get closer to the summer season, the weather has been remaining fairly cooperative through the first five months of the year. According to the Illinois State Climatologists office, temperatures in La Salle, Bureau and Putnam Counties have been right around normal so far, ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Erin Andrews, J.J. Watt to Host 2016 CMT Music Awards
    Sportscaster/TV personality Erin Andrews and football superstar J.J. Watt will host the 2016 CMT Music Awards. Concurrent with Wednesday’s (May 25) host announcement, it was also revealed that Cam and pop superstars Fifth Harmony have been added to the list of performers at the show airing live June 8 at 8 p.m. from Nashville’s Bridgestone... […]
  • Blake Shelton’s Raw Reaction to Sushi
    Poor Nobu. Even with their consistently high four-star rating on Yelp, Blake Shelton is not a fan of the Japanese restaurant. Jimmy Fallon took Shelton to the famous sushi hot spot for a bit on The Tonight Show so Shelton could try a little bit of everything for the first time. He was a sushi... […]
  • Blake Shelton Joins Craig Wiseman’s Stars For Second Harvest
    Blake Shelton will perform at Craig Wiseman’s Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on June 7. Previously announced performers are Chris Lane, Kane Brown, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. To date, the annual event has raised nearly $900,000 for the local food bank. Wiseman is a member of the Nashville Songwriters... […]
  • Maddie & Tae Set the Record Straight on “Sierra”
    Maddie & Tae are no strangers to telling it like it is, but let’s be clear: They’re not out to hurt anyone. Which is why the girls were a little distraught to learn that some thought the new single “Sierra” was a little … well … mean. “We were like, ‘No, that’s not it. I... […]
  • Randy Houser’s Own “Song Number 7”
    It’s the title of Randy Houser’s latest single, but I think everyone’s got their own “Song Number 7.” One that, as Houser sings, takes you all the way to heaven when it’s cranked up to 11. It’s the one you fell in love to and maybe even the one that when you go back and... […]