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Weger goes for 21st parole hearing

SPRINGFIELD — The man convicted of murder at Starved Rock State Park in 1960 underwent his 21st parole hearing yesterday. 77-year old Chester Weger was denied his parole by a 9-4 vote last year. Weger has been serving a life sentence in the Pickneyville Correctional Center for the murder ...Read more

Ramp closing in Princeton on Interstate 80

PRINCETON — The westbound ramp from Interstate 80 to Illinois Route 26 in Princeton will be closing today. Illinois Department of Transportation says the ramp will be closing at 7 AM today and will be closed until 6 PM tonight. Construction crews are working to widen the ramp, while making ...Read more

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  • Jon Pardi Honored for No. 1 Success of “Head Over Boots”
    It was a long time coming, but on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 25), Jon Pardi finally stood on the stage of the BMI building in Nashville and savored the joy of having his first No. 1 party. The celebration was for “Head Over Boots,” Pardi’s fifth single, which he co-wrote with Luke Laird. The tall, boots... […]
  • CMA Awards Performance Lineup Adds 13 Acts
    The 50th annual CMA Awards performance lineup has added new Country Music Hall of Famers, former entertainers of the year, previous winners, 2016 nominees plus artists from other genres. Appearing onstage will be Jason Aldean, Clint Black, Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Elle King, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Pentatonix, Thomas Rhett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton, Randy... […]
  • Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure Returns to Nashville
    Jason Aldean brought his 11th annual Concert for the Cure home to Nashville on Tuesday (Oct. 25) for the eighth annual Opry Goes Pink show in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Aldean kicked off the show by flipping the switch to turn the Opry’s iconic barn backdrop pink. During his five-song set, he presented... […]
  • Luke Bryan Still Checks on the Crops
    You can blame it on Luke Bryan‘s Southern boy ways. But this is how you know he is genuine about his farming roots: When Fox News asked Bryan about his recent Farm Tour, he said that that is just who he is. “I just try to stay true to who I am, write what I... […]
  • Eric Church Reveals Mr. Misunderstood On the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged
    Eric Church’s new live album Mr. Misunderstood On the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged will be available exclusively at Walmart on Nov. 4. The release coincides with the one-year anniversary of the surprise release of his latest album Mr. Misunderstood, which landed right before the 49th annual CMA Awards last year. Closing with a version... […]