Local News

Woodhaven Drowning

A 2 ½ year old boy drowned near Sublette over the weekend. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, they received a report the child was missing Saturday afternoon. The Hanover Park boy, reportedly autistic, was visiting the Woodhaven campground, and was found unresponsive in a canal ...Read more

Day Care Owner Charged in Childs Death

A Moline home day care owner has been charged with child endangerment in her four-month-old grandson’s death. Beverly J. James is free on a $10,000 bond after making her first appearance Friday in Rock Island County Circuit Court. James was arrested nearly five months since her grandson ...Read more

Hastert Moves Money to Defense Fund

Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 of the money to his legal defense fund. The Chicago Tribune reports that Federal Election Commission records show the indicted Illinois politician closed his ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Maddie & Tae Bring Opry Spirit to Chicago
    To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, Maddie & Tae brought a replica of the venue’s famed six-foot wooden circle to the Chicago White Sox game on Friday night (July 31). But they also brought some pretty vivid memories of their own Opry experiences. The first was a few years ago when... […]
  • Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley Tapped for Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards
    The Americana Music Association will present lifetime achievement awards to Ricky Skaggs, Eagles co-founder Don Henley, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Los Lobos at its 14th annual honors and awards ceremony Sept. 16 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. All the honorees will perform during the ceremony which will be taped to air on... […]
  • Carrie Underwood: Baby on Board
    Look out. Carrie Underwood is bringing boys on the bus. Of course, it’s her two main men — hubby Mike Fisher and their adorable son Isaiah. Via her Instagram page, the singer recently shared the most “aww”-inducing shot of her boys enjoying life on the road. She added the caption, “My boys, checking out the... […]