News

Lauryn Hill granted permission to tour after jail release

Lauryn Hill granted permission to tour after jail release

ON TOUR: Lauryn Hill plans to hit the road. Photo: Associated Press

R&B star Lauryn Hill has been granted permission to put her home detention sentence on hold and head out on tour.

The former Fugees singer/rapper walked free from the Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut on Friday after serving three months behind bars for tax evasion.

As part of her sentence, she was also ordered to spend three months under home confinement, but Hill is determined to kickstart her career again and asked a U.S. judge to give her a pass to hit the road.

According to TMZ.com, her request to tour from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31 was authorized, allowing her to start booking shows, although her probation officer will still have to sign off on the final details.

She will resume her home detention on New Year’s Day 2014.

Hill has already started getting back to work – she celebrated her release on Friday by sharing a new song, titled “Consumerism,” which is set to feature on her next album, “Letters From Exile.”

Recent Headlines

in Local

Central Illinois Foodbank to Add Geothermal Heating/Cooling

foodbank_092314

The Central Illinois Foodbank is going greener.

in Election 2014, Local

Palazzolo Slams CWLP for Fee Increase Proposal

palazzolo 2

He says asking customers for more money is the wrong way to go, especially if the utility wants to attract new customers.

in Local

District 186 Administrative Offices Burglarized

grant_burgaled

Springfield Police are looking for clues as to who tried to burglarize Springfield Public Schools' administrative offices.

in Local

Inmate Escapes from Vandalia Prison

jail

An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a prison in Vandalia.

in Local

Former IDPH Administrator Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Filing False Returns

jail

A former Illinois Department of Public Health Administrator has pleaded guilty to bribery, kickbacks, and filing false income tax returns.