Power outages are a major concern when severe weather strikes. Extended periods without power - such as the outage many Hannibal residents faced last May after straight-line winds damaged much of the city - can lead to contamination of food stored in refrigerators and freezers. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, " Power outages from weather emergencies compromise the safety of stored food, but consumers can take steps to reduce food waste and the risk of food-borne illness."
Fans of 90s music will want to take note of an event coming to central Illinois this summer. The Under the Sun Tour - featuring Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Blues Traveler - will stop in Springfield, IL on June 29.
The annual Gus Macker basketball tournament will take place in Quincy May 24 - 25. Registration is open for teams interested in competing in the tournament, which will be held on the streets around Washington Park.
There were several cartoons that I loved when I was growing up, but there were always three that were my absolute favorites: 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,' 'Thundercats,' and 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe.' It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered that one of those shows has a local tie to our region.
Did anyone else notice that the upcoming 'Rosemary's Baby' remake will make its NBC debut on Mother's Day? I find that hysterically funny. Mother's Day brings to mind several things. Sentimentality is one of them. Humor usually isn't, but who says Mother's Day has to always be serious? Here are three hilarious Mother's Day promotions that companies actually sponsored.
The St. Louis Blues have had an amazing season. You'd never know it based on their last few games, but they've had an amazing season. Even though the team has played well in 2013/2014, goaltender Jaroslav Halak was traded by St. Louis to Buffalo at the trade deadline. Halak eventually ended up with the Washington Capitals, and has made headlines by sitting out a start against his old team.
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