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Bomb Threat investigated at Streator High Wednesday

STREATOR — Streator Police responded to a bomb threat at Streator High School on Wednesday afternoon. In a press release issued Friday morning, police say officers responded to the high school just after 2 PM Wednesday for the reported threat. Police say it was quickly determined that ...Read more

Peru woman struck by pick-up truck near Saint Bede

LA SALLE COUNTY — A Peru woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a pick-up truck early this morning near Saint Bede. Spring Valley Police said officers responded to the incident on Dalzell Blacktop, just north of US Route 6. Police say 27-year old Jessica Robinson has ...Read more

AG to appeal judge’s refusal to halt worker pay

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general says she will appeal a judge ruling denying her request to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing budget impasse. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the Illinois Constitution requires an enacted appropriation ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Jenny Gill Delivers Country Soul Debut with The House Sessions
    Saturday night’s (Feb. 11) Grand Ole Opry wasn’t Jenny Gill’s first performance on the historic show, but it was an important night. It was her first Opry set where she delivered live selections of original material from her six-song debut, The House Sessions. Unfortunately, her father, Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, had to... […]
  • Luke Bryan: Singing George Strait Like Crazy
    Luke Bryan was only 7 years old when George Strait released “You Look So Good in Love.” And yet, when he looks back on it now, Bryan has a very mature appreciation for the ballad from 1983. In a special video that Strait posted on Twitter, Bryan explains how that was the song that showed... […]
  • Kelsea Ballerini’s Tour Must-Haves
    Kelsea Ballerini’s first tour bus sounds unforgettable. Her description in the new issue of Self magazine makes it sounds like it was tricked out hunter’s lodge on wheels. “My first artist bus was Jason Aldean’s old bus, with deer antlers over the lights and cowhide on the back of the couches,” she says. “It was... […]
  • Carly Pearce: CMT Next Women of Country Live Exclusive
    Don’t tempt Carly Pearce with a good time. She’ll “dare ya” to make your move. The Kentucky native’s stripped-down performance of the flirtatious “Dare Ya” from CMT Next Women of Country Live is sweet and breezy, much like the feeling of falling in love. Born in Taylor Mill, Pearce grew up with a dream of... […]
  • #NashvilleCMT Recap [SPOILER ALERT]
    What an ending. But let’s start at the beginning. On Thursday night’s episode of (Feb. 16) CMT’s Nashville, things in the fictitious Music City kicked off with Juliette and her plans to make a gospel album because of her exhaustive one-month brush with organized religion. “I want my next album to be a gospel album,... […]