Local News

Search for Man in Illinois River Continues

SENECA — The search for an Aurora man will continue in the Illinois River today. Illinois Conservation Police officials say a call was received from the river near Seneca on Saturday afternoon, after the man swam off the back of a boat and never resurfaced. Authorities say teams from ...Read more

Escaped Inmate from Iowa Captured

GENESEO — An escaped inmate from an Iowa prison was caught in Henry County over the weekend. Illinois State Police officials say they were notified yesterday morning that 25-year old Justin James Kestner had escaped from prison in Fort Madison, Iowa. Authorities say an abandoned vehicle ...Read more

Fireworks Lead to Two Weekend Arrests

LA SALLE COUNTY — Two men were arrested over the weekend in fireworks releated incidents. In La Salle, police say 74-year old Scott Lehman of La Salle was arrested after he was “lighting off firecrackers at the entrance of the police station” Saturday morning around two ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material Parades In as No. 1 Album
    Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material lives up to its title by debuting at No. 1 this week on Billboard’s country albums chart. It achieves that eminence via first-week sales of 54,752 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That total was sufficient to secure Musgraves the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings. And another round... […]
  • Fourth of July: A Short Playlist
    What’s on your Fourth of July playlist? Maybe it’s Lee Greenwood‘s durable “God Bless the U.S.A.” and Elvis Presley’s take on Mickey Newbury’s arrangement of “American Trilogy.” Or maybe it’s the two very different takes following the attacks of 9/11 — Toby Keith’s no-holds-barred “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” and... […]
  • Recap: Party Down South 2: If the RV’s A’Rockin’, Don’t Come A’Knockin
    The gang takes an RV trip to the Mud Bog. Raven goes four-wheeling, and Hunter and Kelsie make a serious decision about their relationship, and Duke gets caught between two girls. Go Duke! Oh ya, and this happened. Creator of Party Down South 2 has more to share about the recent episode. Here’s her take... […]