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Illinois’ Eviction Moratorium to Expire October 3

Illinois’ Eviction Moratorium to Expire October 3

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The state’s moratorium on enforcement of residential evictions will expire on Oct. 3, according to Gov. JB Pritzker’s latest COVID-19 executive order issued Friday. Pritzker had extended the order each month with minor to substantial revisions since March 2020. The extensions have come in 30-day windows, coinciding with his monthly reissuance of a disaster…read more »

McDonald’s to Begin Phasing Out Plastic Toys in Happy Meals

McDonald’s to Begin Phasing Out Plastic Toys in Happy Meals

McDonald’s plans to “drastically” reduce the plastic in its Happy Meal toys worldwide by 2025. The burger giant said Tuesday it’s working with toy companies to develop new ideas, such as three-dimensional cardboard superheroes kids can build or board games with plant-based or recycled game pieces. McDonald’s said it’s also exploring using recycled plastic toys to make…read more »

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced Six Year on Reduced Meth Charge

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced Six Year on Reduced Meth Charge

MT. VERNON – A 35-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced meth-related charge. Princeton Turner was one of two people arrested in March when the Mt. Vernon Police Department/ Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High-Risk Team executed a search warrant on a residence…read more »

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Luke Combs Announces Headlining Canadian Tour

Luke Combs Announces Headlining Canadian Tour

Country superstar Luke Combs has announced a 7-date Canadian tour with support from Riley Green and “American Idol” winner Chayce Beckham. “Canada, I’ve been wanting to do a headlining tour for y’all for quite some time, so I’m pumped to announce a 7 show tour for next year!” Combs tweeted. Combs’ Canadian tour kicks off…read more »

Carly Pearce Announces 2021 ‘The 29 Tour’ Dates

Carly Pearce Announces 2021 ‘The 29 Tour’ Dates

Carly Pearce has announced the cities and dates for her 2021 tour in support of her latest album 29: Written in Stone. The 8-date tour, dubbed “The 29 Tour,” is set to kick off on November 4 in Des Moines, Iowa and conclude on December 3 in Bloomington, Illinois. Pearce will also make stops in…read more »

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