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U. of Illinois Football Investigation

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Fired Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says the findings of an investigation indicating he interfered with medical procedures and pressured players to play hurt are “utterly false” and suggested he might take legal action. In a statement released to the ...Read more

Lottery Winners

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren’t getting the largesse. They’re getting left out. The Chicago Tribune reports that without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there’s no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks ...Read more

Six Arrested in Streator Train Yard Incident

STREATOR — Six people were arrested on Wednesday following activity at the Streator train yard on Division Street. Streator Police Chief Kurt Pastirik says they received the call around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon for suspicious activity at the BNSF property. Authorities say when they got to ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Sam Phillips Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has opened its latest exhibit, Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, and several key figures in the history of rockabilly music will gather Saturday (Aug. 29) to discuss the visionary producer’s legacy. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in... […]
  • Miranda Lambert Going to Luckenbach, Texas for MuttNation Event
    When Waylon Jennings sang “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” back in the late ‘70s, it wasn’t about dogs at all. But now that Miranda Lambert is building her two-day rescue dog charity event around the classic country tune, it all makes perfect sense. Her MuttNation Foundation is hosting the eighth Cause for... […]
  • Will Shania Twain Return to Las Vegas?
    Word on the street is that Shania Twain is itching to return to her residency at Caesars Palace once she wraps her Rock This Country tour. After her recent San Diego tour stop, Twain told Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun that a return to Sin City for another engagement is definitely “back in... […]