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AJR’s OK Orchestra Tour brings Music Back to the Stage

AJR’s OK Orchestra Tour brings Music Back to the Stage

AJR’s latest album, OK Orchestra, was released in March, and now, at the tail end of the summer, the Met brothers are finally able to go back to touring after nearly two years off the stage. I got a chance to go to one of the first live performances of the OK Orchestra Tour in…

Lorde Releases Surprise EP

Lorde Releases Surprise EP

LORDE released “a surprise EP” called “Te Ao Mārama”. It features five songs from “Solar Power” all sung in the native language of New Zealand, Māori. All proceeds will be donated to New-Zealand based charities.   Lorde Surprise Releases New EP Te Ao Mārama: Stream          

New Glass Animals Song

New Glass Animals Song

Glass Animals released a new song on 9/10/21 at midnight called “I Don’t Wanna Talk” and it’s super catchy. What do you think?              

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Monday Marked Two-Years Since First Illinois COVID-19 Case

Monday Marked Two-Years Since First Illinois COVID-19 Case

(IOCI RADIO) – Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 reported in Illinois. The initial case in Jan. 2020 was a Chicago woman who had returned from a trip to Wuhan, China. Since then, more than 2.8 million people have tested positive for the virus and over 30,000 have died. Cases…

Firewood Available Starting Feb. 1 at Giant City State Park

Firewood Available Starting Feb. 1 at Giant City State Park

Photo by Tripp, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons MAKANDA – Residents of Jackson and Union counties in southern Illinois can collect firewood for personal use from designated areas within Giant City State Park beginning Feb. 1. According to a press release, site staff recently removed hazard and ash trees impacted by the emerald ash…

Dr. Ngozi Ezike to Feature As Guest Speaker for SIU Black History Month Kickoff

Dr. Ngozi Ezike to Feature As Guest Speaker for SIU Black History Month Kickoff

CARBONDALE – Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the first Black woman to lead the 145-year-old Illinois Department of Public Health, will be special guest speaker as Southern Illinois University Carbondale kicks off Black History Month on Feb. 1. According to a press release, the hybrid event is at 5 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium,…

Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Returning to Harrisburg

Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Returning to Harrisburg

Pictured: HOWL at the Moon played for about 300 people at the February 2020 Concert for a Cause held at SIC. HARRISBURG – Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos will return to Harrisburg Saturday, Feb. 19 with Concert for a Cause, a fundraising event between Ferrell Hospital and Southeastern Illinois College (SIC). Concert for a Cause will be held…

Man Facing Firearm, Burglary Charges After Police Search

Man Facing Firearm, Burglary Charges After Police Search

MT. VERNON – A man is facing charges after members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team served a burglary related search warrant at 700 Main Street, Apt. 104 in Mt. Vernon Friday. According to Mt. Vernon Police, the warrant was secured as part of an ongoing investigation by the police department’s…

Tax Filing Season Begins Monday

Tax Filing Season Begins Monday

CHICAGO (AP) – Tax filing season begins today for people filing federal and Illinois returns. Illinois Department of Revenue Director David Harris is encouraging people to file their taxes electronically as early as possible in the tax season and to choose direct deposit for any refunds, saying it’s the fastest way for returns to be processed and…

In-person services resuming at Ill. Driver’s License Offices

In-person services resuming at Ill. Driver’s License Offices

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Secretary of State’s offices – including driver services facilities – will resume in-person services in the coming days. In a news release, Secretary of State Jesse White said offices that have been closed since Jan. 3 because of the surge in COVID-19 cases across Illinois are opening their doors again. Those…

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