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Accident shuts down I-80 for second time this week

LA SALLE COUNTY — An accident on Interstate 80 eastbound shut the highway down for the second time this week. Illinois State Police responded to the multi-vehicle accident around 5 PM yesterday, just past the Illinois Route 178 exit. Officials say one person was flown to Peoria for their ...Read more

Small plane crashes near Dwight

DWIGHT — A small single-engine plane crashed while attempting to land at the Dwight Airport last night. Dwight Fire officials said they were called out to the crash around 7:30 yesterday evening, where the plane had overturned in a soybean field 50 yards from the runway. Officials said the ...Read more

NTSB says part of plane scattered nearly a mile

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says a plane that crashed southwest of Chicago killing the pilot and setting a house on fire, left nearly a mile-long trail of debris before crashing. The Piper PA30 piloted by 58-year-old Garry T. Bernardo of Lake ...Read more

Blagojevich to take part in resentencing by video

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says the imprisoned former Illinois governor has reluctantly decided not to appear in person at his resentencing hearing next month in Chicago. Attorney Leonard Goodman told a federal judge on Wednesday that Blagojevich will instead participate in the ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • The Band Perry Plan Comeback Day
    The Fans Perry might get a pretty good idea of what the next Band Perry sound will be by the time the group arrives at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Through a series of social media posts, the sibling trio dubbed Monday (Aug. 1) its official comeback day and a big announcement... […]
  • Garth Brooks to Play First Full Ryman Concert
    Garth Brooks first moved to Nashville almost 30 years ago. And I think he’s played shows in just about every room in Music City. Except one. The Ryman Auditorium. Until now. But on Sept. 8, to launch his new SiriusXM radio station – The Garth Channel -Brooks will be playing an invitation-only show for SiriusXM... […]
  • New Charlie Daniels Exhibit Coming to Country Music Hall of Fame
    The life and career of 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels will be spotlighted in the new exhibit, Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections. Opening Sept. 23, the display will feature instruments, stage wear, manuscripts, awards, childhood mementos and previously unreleased photos from his personal collection. “I can’t even articulate how honored I... […]
  • Miranda Lambert Loves Chicago
    Miranda Lambert is playing Chicago on Friday night (July 29), and I’m sure she’s just as thrilled as I am. I know this because in a recent radio interview, Lambert said in no uncertain terms that Chicago is her kind of town. “I love Chicago,” she said. “You know it’s always a great place to... […]
  • Earls of Leicester Lead IBMA Nominees
    The Earls of Leicester, an all-star band of veteran musicians, lead the field of nominees at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards, the IBMA announced Wednesday morning (July 27) in Nashville. The band is nominated for entertainer of the year, vocal group of the year and instrumental group of the year. Individual nominations went to... […]