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Newest Submarine Named for State of Illinois

A Connecticut company has delivered to the U.S. Navy an attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for Illinois.  The 2.7 Billion dollar attack submarine was sponsored by Michelle Obama.  General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered the submarine that will ...Read more

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Two Dead in Possible Arson in Chicago

Two people have died and a 58-year-old man is critically injured after a Chicago house fire that authorities are investigating as a possible arson. Firefighters responded to a blaze that started on the first floor of a two-story home on the southwest side around 12:40 a.m. Saturday. Two people, ...Read more

Pension board move could hike Illinois’ payment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The board of Illinois’ largest public-pension fund could take action that would increase the state’s annual contribution by hundreds of millions of dollars amid a budget crisis. Teachers Retirement System trustees are expected to vote Friday to lower the ...Read more

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  • Cole Swindell Wants Song Souvenirs
    Cole Swindell will be disappointed if he left Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots tour without having written some new music with his fellow tour mates, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley and the guys from the Cadillac Three. Together Swindell, Florida Georgia Line and Cadillac Three front man Jaren Johnston have co-written 26 No. 1 hits... […]
  • Jason Aldean Reveals Top 2016 Summer Concert Memories
    It’s good to be Jason Aldean this summer. He is about to release his first album as the ACM’s reigning entertainer of the year and he’s made plenty of unforgettable summer memories on his successful tour with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. They will share the spotlight for the inaugural CMT Concert of the... […]
  • Dierks Bentley: Performing for Fans Is What He Loves
    There is a recurring theme in the new feature story on Dierks Bentley from Esquire. It’s that he loves performing music live. The story covers other topics just fine, but the conversation seems to come back to the touring life every chance Bentley gets. He admits that in the beginning, it was good, even when... […]
  • Charlie Worsham’s Summer of Side Projects
    Charlie Worsham’s critically-acclaimed debut album Rubberband turned three on Saturday (Aug. 20). Not only that, summer 2016 marks 10 years in Nashville for the guitar-slinging Mississippi native. A lot has changed since then. But at heart, he will always be among country music’s kindest musicians. So how does one of the genre’s biggest hearts occupy... […]
  • Dustin Lynch Celebrates No. 1 “Mind Reader” With Writers Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
    A hugging, backslapping crowd surged through the South bar on Nashville’s Music Row Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 24) to applaud Dustin Lynch for his third No. 1 single, “Mind Reader,” written by Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip. All three principals were on hand to bask in the congratulations, as well as the song’s producer, Mickey Jack... […]