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Rickie Lee Jones talks ‘Last Chance Texaco’ and tales of music, heartache, addiction and family

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones says she decided to write her life story for one simple reason. The material was just so good. “I know I have great stories to tell,” she says recently by phone from her home in New Orleans. “I’ve told a few to audiences in live shows, and told them to friends, and watched them play in my head again and again.” Readers can now get the chance to experience these tales themselves in Jones’s memoir, “Last Chance Texaco,” which hit stores on April 6. She recounts t...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, California, Washington, Robin Williams, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Tom Waits, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, Bob Dylan, Arizona


Daddy’s Hangout 2021 NCAA Sweet 16 Predictions

The first two round the March Madness was as crazy as we have ever seen. We have a number of Cinderella teams as we enter the second weekend of the tournament. Gonzaga and Baylor are still the favorites to meet in the championship game. With all the madness that has taken place in March, could we see someone else? Let’s take a look and see who I think will advance to the Final Four. East Region   #1 Michigan vs. #4 Florida State We have the only matchup that features two teams that were fa...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, West Virginia, Blue Jays, Arkansas, Tennessee, Iowa, Basketball, Wisconsin, Jazz, Kansas, Ncaa, Michigan


Chicago Man Killed Girlfriend & Her Family Because She Wouldn’t Cook Him Breakfast or Braid His Hair

A Chicago man was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend and her family in a domestic dispute outside his home this past summer. According to police, 25-year-old John Matthews murdered his 24-year-old girlfriend, Shonta Harris, her mother, 56-year-old Frances Neal, and her sister, 27-year-old Jasmine Neal, after Harris said she didn’t want to cook him breakfast or braid his hair. Prosecutors said Matthews and his girlfriend had been dating for two ye...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Guns, Chicago, Domestic Violence, Iowa, Jazz, Illinois, Gun Violence, Matthew, Toxic Relationships, HARRIS, Matthews, Frances, Jasmine


Chicago Mom Stabbed 5-Year-Old Daughter to Death in Front of 8-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Stop Her

A Chicago woman was charged with murder after she stabbed her 5-year-old daughter to death as her 8-year-old daughter watched and pulled on her hair in a desperate attempt to try and stop her. Prosecutors said 27-year-old Simone Austin was at home Saturday morning (Sep. 26) with her two daughters when she asked the 8-year-old to leave the room. She then pulled out a serrated knife from underneath a pillow and repeatedly stabbed her younger daughter, Serenity Arrington, in the neck as her sister ...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Walmart, Chicago, Austin, Jazz, Cbs, Illinois, Chicago Police, Serenity, Chicago Sun Times, East Garfield Park, Family Violence, Brendan Deenihan, Serenity Arrington


Stream Mr. Husband’s New Album Hey Sufjan, You Took Too Long So I Went Ahead And Made West Virginia

Sufjan Stevens is never going to finish his 50 States project. He never was. Everyone knows this. Although the legendary singer-songwriter and composer rose to fame largely on the strength of 2003's Michigan and 2005's Illinois and an ambitious quest to record an album about each state in the Union, by … More »
Tags: Music, West Virginia, Sufjan Stevens, Michigan, Husband, Illinois


VIDEO: Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Punches Girl, Then Gets Jumped & Stomped Out by Bystanders

A disturbing video clip has surfaced showing Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old suspected of shooting three people and killing two during protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, becoming involved in a fight and punching a girl from behind. It’s unclear when the footage was filmed, but some users on social media are saying that the incident happened last month. Rittenhouse, who lives in Antioch, Illinois—which is about an hour north of Chicago and about 30 minutes west of Keno...
Tags: Videos, News, Milwaukee, Chicago, Wisconsin, Jazz, Illinois, BLM, Kenosha, Crocs, Kyle, Lake County, Antioch Illinois, Rittenhouse, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse


Jacob Blake Handcuffed to Hospital Bed Even Though He’s Paralyzed, Dad Says

Jacob Blake’s dad says when he visited his son in the hospital Wednesday, he was handcuffed to the bed … even though he’s paralyzed from the waist down and unable to walk as a result of being brutally shot in the back seven times by a cop. “I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed,” Blake’s father, also named Jacob Blake, told the Chicago Sun-Times Thursday (Aug. 27), the day after he visited his son in the hospital. “He can’t go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffe...
Tags: News, Office, Wisconsin, Jazz, Illinois, Taser, Doj, Dad, Kenosha, Chicago Sun Times, Blake, Jacob, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Benjamin Crump, Kenosha Wisconsin, Tony Evers


17-Year-Old Kyle Rittenhouse Arrested for Murder After Shooting & Killing 2 Kenosha Protesters

Kyle Rittenhouse—the 17-year-old who was identified as the suspected shooter who allegedly killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday evening—has been taken into police custody and is facing homicide charges. According to public records from the Lake County, Illinois Clerk of Courts obtained by the Daily Dot, Rittenhouse was arrested in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois on Wednesday (Aug. 26) and has been charged with murder in the Kenosha killings. The criminal complaint also states th...
Tags: New York, Murder, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Wisconsin, Jazz, Illinois, Protesters, Gun Violence, Trending, Kenosha, White Supremacy, Blake, Barnes


17-Year-Old White Supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse Arrested for Murder After Shooting & Killing 2 Kenosha Protesters

Kyle Rittenhouse—the 17-year-old white supremacist who was identified as the suspected shooter who allegedly killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday evening—has been taken into police custody and is facing homicide charges. According to public records from the Lake County, Illinois Clerk of Courts obtained by the Daily Dot, Rittenhouse was arrested in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois on Wednesday (Aug. 26) and has been charged with murder in the Kenosha killings. The criminal compla...
Tags: New York, Murder, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Wisconsin, Jazz, Illinois, Protesters, Gun Violence, Kenosha, White Supremacy, Blake, Barnes, Antioch


Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Dead at 26, Killed in Drive-By Shooting

FBG Duck, a popular rapper out of Chicago, is dead at the age of 26 after he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. Details about the shooting are unknown, however, multiple sources confirmed via social media that the rapper had been shot Tuesday (Aug. 4) in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s Gold Coast area. Now sources have confirmed that Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekley, succumbed to his injuries. Popular rapper FBG Duck has just been pronounced dead after being...
Tags: Celebs, Guns, Shootings, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Gun Violence, Gold Coast, Drive-by Shootings, FBG Duck, FBG Duck Dead, Carlton Weekley, Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Dead


Illinois Governor Names John Prine Honorary Poet Laureate

Upon his death from COVID-19 in April, legendary singer-songwriter John Prine was widely remembered as a masterful lyricist. In a remembrance at this site, Stephen Deusner wrote that Prine "seemed to emerge as a fully formed songwriter, one whose gift for wordplay and character were already intact by the time he … More »
Tags: Music, News, Illinois, John Prine, Prine, Stephen Deusner, COVID


13-Year-Old Chicago Girl Fatally Shot in the Neck While Teaching Mom TikTok Dance Inside Home

A 13-year-old girl was killed after a stray bullet from outside struck her while she was dancing inside her home in Chicago. Amaria Jones was showing her mom a dance move she learned from the popular social media app TikTok Saturday night (Jun. 20) when a shooting began outside. A stray bullet, fired by an unknown gunman, went through a window into Amaria’s home and through a television, striking her in the neck. “She was showing me this dance called TikTok,” Amaria’s mom, Lawanda Jones, told CB...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Shooting, Guns, Children, Chicago, Jazz, Illinois, Gun Violence, Jones, Chicago Sun Times, CBS Chicago, Sad News, Tiktok, Amaria


Chicago Rapper Tray Savage From Chief Keef’s GBE Label Shot Dead at 26

Chicago rapper and Chief Keef associate Tray Savage is dead after he was shot Friday morning (Jun. 19) while he was driving in the city’s infamous South Side area. According to Chicago police, Savage had just dropped his girlfriend off in the 8100 block of South Evans Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood when shots rang out. Police said Savage was hit in the neck and shoulder, but continued driving and crashed into three cars. He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was ...
Tags: Crime, Shooting, Guns, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Gun Violence, Savage, Chief Keef, Chicago Sun Times, Mazda, Chatham, South Side, Keef


Louis The Child Apologize For Defending Hitler

Louis The Child are a young festival-mainstay dance duo from Illinois, and they have just learned a painful lesson about making galaxy-brain abstract arguments on Twitter. Earlier this week, as Your EDM reports, whichever member of Louis The Child operates the duo's Twitter account jumped into a conversation between photographer DonsLens and Australian … More »
Tags: Twitter, Music, News, Hitler, Illinois, Louis The Child, Alison Wonderland, DonsLens


Chicago Residents Continue to Defy Stay-at-Home Order As New Video Shows House Party With Stripper

Chicago residents obviously don’t G.A.F. about catching coronavirus because there’s ANOTHER video that has gone viral showing yet ANOTHER house party amid the nationwide quarantine showing folks not following proper social distancing guidelines … and this one features a stripper! Over the weekend, viral footage showed hundreds of people (possibly 1,000) attending a massive house party in the westside area of Chicago. While police have already hit the homeowner with fines and cited her for disord...
Tags: Videos, Wtf, News, Chicago, Viral Videos, Jazz, Strippers, Illinois, Facebook Live, NBC Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, Cook County Illinois, Illinois Cook County Chicago, Really, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Slams “Reckless” House Party Attended by 1,000 People: “We Will Hold Those Responsible Accountable”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s seen the video of 1,000 people packed like sardines at an area house party in blatant disregard to city and state social distancing guidelines, and she’s far from pleased. Over the weekend, video footage surfaced showing partygoers packed into a home in Chicago’s westside area partying it up amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has infected over 3 million people worldwide and killed close to 210,000 so far. “You can’t even move in this bitch!” Tink Purcell, the...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, News, Chicago, Viral Videos, Jazz, Illinois, CPD, Lori Lightfoot, Pritzker, Purcell, Lightfoot, WTTW, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing


Chicago Woman Shoots Boyfriend in the Face After He Walked in on Her With Another Man

A Chicago woman is facing serious charges after she shot her boyfriend in the face after he walked in on her with another man. And yes, you read that exactly right … SHE shot HIM after HE caught HER cheating on him with another man. WhereTheyDoThatAt?! According to police, 26-year-old Tamara Chapman and her 27-year-old boyfriend had gone shopping for groceries early Saturday (Apr. 18). When they returned to Chapman’s home, the man left in her car to drive to his home to grab a blender. When Chap...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Mugshots, Chicago, Domestic Violence, Jazz, Illinois, Gun Violence, Toxic Relationships, Huh, Chapman, Stroger Hospital, Mugshot Madness


Scru Face Jean – “Death to Corny Rap” (GAWNE Diss)

  Few months have passed since Illinois rapper GAWNE dropped the single “Death to Mumble Rap” to universally negative feedback & today, Nebraska’s very own Scru Face Jean responds with a mercilessly brutal diss track entitled “Death to Corny Rap”.      
Tags: Jazz, Nebraska, Illinois, Singles, Jean, Scru Face Jean, GAWNE


Chicago Jail Now Largest-Known COVID-19 Source in U.S. With Over 400 Inmates & Staff Testing Positive

A jail in a Chicago suburb has become the largest-known source of new COVID-19 cases in the nation with over 400 confirmed cases among inmates and jail employees, according to a New York Times report. The cases started slowly in the Cook County jail, with only two inmates out of more than 4,000 testing positive back on March 23rd. In just over two weeks, that number grew to 276, despite placing the original two inmates in isolation cells to mitigate further spreading of the virus. In addition to...
Tags: News, California, US, Cnn, Chicago, New York Times, Jazz, Jail, Illinois, Cook County, Cook County Sheriff s Office, Tom Dart, Lori Lightfoot, Cook County Jail, Cook County Illinois, William Barr


Wesley Browne's Playlist for His Novel "Hillbilly Hustle"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Wesley Browne's novel Hillbilly Hustle is a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable debut. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A top-notch debut with a winning narrative voice and unexpectedly ...
Tags: Music, Kentucky, Tom Waits, David, Bob Dylan, Chelsea, Willie Nelson, Knox, Janis Joplin, Illinois, Commonwealth, Sturgill Simpson, Kirkus, Tom, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview


Aspiring Chicago Rapper Young QC Sentenced to 99 Years in Prison for Paying Friend to Kill His Mom & Flexing Her Life Insurance Money on Social Media

Qaw’mane Wilson was just 23 years old back in September 2012 when he hired his friend to kill his mother, Yolanda Holmes. Now, at the age of 30, the Chicago man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the heinous crime officials described as “matricide.” “The word is ‘matricide,’ meaning murder of one’s own mother,” Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks said Friday (Jan. 31) as he stared down from the bench at Wilson and one of Wilson’s accomplices, Eugene Spencer. “Whatever he wanted, his mother...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Social Media, Chicago, Jazz, Illinois, Wilson, Spencer, Holmes, Instagram Facebook, Wyatt, Young QC, Yolanda Holmes, Matricide, Qaw'mane Wilson


Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Rose Bowl Predictions

We have the Granddaddy of them all. The Oregon Ducks will take on the Wisconsin Badgers. The Ducks defeated Utah in the Pac-12 Championship. With the win, Oregon knocked the Utes out of playoff consideration. Wisconsin fell to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. With Ohio State headed to the playoffs that meant Wisconsin got the Rose Bowl berth. The Ducks opened the season with a loss to Auburn. Afterwards, they dominated the rest of the season until they were upset by Arizona State. Wiscons...
Tags: Utah, Minnesota, Oregon, Football, NFL, Iowa, Wisconsin, Jazz, College Football, Illinois, Ohio State, Oregon Ducks, Wisconsin Badgers, Ducks, Rose Bowl, Badgers


Juice Wrld Reportedly Swallowed a Bunch of Percocets to Hide From the Feds Before He Died of a Seizure

Juice Wrld may have caused his own death by swallowing a bunch of Percocet pills in a desperate attempt to hide them from federal agents as they searched his luggage for drugs and guns at Chicago’s Midway Airport Sunday (Dec. 8). According to TMZ, the pilot flying the rapper’s private jet tipped off authorities that members of Juice’s entourage were in possession of contraband (i.e. drugs and weapons), and when Juice and co. landed in Chicago around 1:30 a.m. early Sunday morning, the feds were ...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, California, Drugs, Office, Long, Fbi, Chicago, Fox, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Juice, Trending, Chicago Tribune


Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Week 9 College Football Predictions

Welcome to Week 9 of the college football season. Coming into this weekend I’m rocking a nice 6-game winning streak. My record from last week was 3-0, which improved my overall mark to 25-6. The winning percentage jumped from 78.6 to 80.7%. Honestly, I’m hoping my NFL picks can be as great as my college ones have been. The big news from college football last week was Illinois upsetting the Wisconsin Badgers. When it comes to college football anything can happen at any given time. The big game ...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, LSU, NFL, Georgia, Wisconsin, Jazz, SEC, Ohio, Michigan, Tigers, Florida Gators, Jim Harbaugh, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio State


Trail Mix – Old Salt Union

Man, that’s a pretty record. What a superficial way to start a post about a great band, right? But I can’t lie. That orange vinyl disc spinning on my turntable is a sight to behold. And it sounds pretty darned good, too. Old Salt Union, the bluegrass quintet hailing from Belleville, Illinois, is out on the road following the release of Where The Dogs Don’t Bite, their newest record on the Compass Records label that dropped last month. And a fine record it is. The intricate interpl...
Tags: Music, Son Volt, Sport, Cycling, Kansas, Illinois, Jay, Volt, Bobby, Ac, Michigan Ohio, Bobby Osborne, Tony Rice, Jerry Garcia, Jay Farrar, Belleville Illinois


A 10-Year-Old Migrant Girl Died In U.S. Custody & We Only Found Out 8 Months Later

A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in U.S. custody last September, but the government did not release this information until Wednesday. She is one of six migrant children who have died after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being placed under the care of the U.S. government over the past eight months. Before this period, no migrant child had died while in federal custody since 2010.The girl, whose identity has not been made public yet, reportedly had a history of congenital heart defec...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Congress, Mexico, Cbs News, Homeland Security, El Salvador, Illinois, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, HHS, Underwood, Health and Human Services Department, Orr, U S Department of Health and Human Services HHS


9 Months Pregnant Teen Killed & Baby Cut From Womb After Being Lured by Strangers Donating Baby Items

A 19-year-old Chicago woman who was nine months pregnant lured to a home with promises of free baby items was killed and had her baby cut out of her womb by a mother-daughter pair who prosecutors say planned the sadistic attack for months.46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter Desiree were both charged with first-degree murder in the death of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Chicago police announced during a news conference Thursday (May 16).A third person, 40-year-old Piotr Bobak, Clarisa...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, Murder, Crime, News, Teens, Mexico, Chicago, United States, Jim Murphy, Jazz, Associated Press, Pregnant, Illinois, Bond, Murphy


With Roe v. Wade In Danger, Some States Rush To Protect Abortion Rights

Abortion rights in the United States are under attack. Anti-choice lawmakers have been introducing restrictions at a record pace this year, ranging from unconstitutional measures banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected to so-called "trigger laws" that would make abortion illegal in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned.But simultaneously, another trend has emerged: Reproductive-health advocates and pro-choice lawmakers are pushing measures and taking executive action to protect access...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Colorado, United States, Maine, House, Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, Illinois, Donald Trump, Vermont, Mike Pence, U S Supreme Court, Nash


The Feds Are Looking for More R. Kelly Sex Tapes With Underage Girls

R. Kelly is currently being investigated for sex trafficking among other crimes in the state of Illinois, and it sounds like he’s going to have a helluva fight on his hands in court if state prosecutors have their way.TMZ reports that federal investigators in Illinois are looking for more sex tapes that allegedly show the troubled singer with underage girls to help build a solid case against him.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois i...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Crime, Office, Investigations, Pop Culture, Jazz, Sexual Abuse, Sex Tapes, Illinois, R. Kelly, Kelly, Eastern District, The Feds, Steven Greenberg


American Women Don't Have Equal Rights. Congress Is Finally Addressing That.

For the first time in 36 years, the debate about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) returned to Congress. On Tuesday morning, advocates, including Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette, made their case for the 96-year-old amendment before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.The hearing is the latest step forward in the renewed fight to ratify the ERA, which would amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee equal rights under the law, regardless of...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Senate, Virginia, America, United States, Nevada, Louisiana, Illinois, Donald Trump, Patricia Arquette, Foley, Arquette, Sullivan, Jackie Speier



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