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Unemployment claims continue to reach record lows

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced last week the state has reached a new historic low of continued claims for regular state unemployment insurance benefits since the beginning of the series in January 1987. Illinois has remained below the previously recorded ...Read more

Granville man dies after lawn tractor accident

GRANVILLE – A Granville man is dead after being discovered under a lawn tractor. On Monday evening the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on West Bottom Road. When authorities arrived, they found 67-year-old Neil L. Hammerich deceased. The incident remains under ...Read more

Mendota seeking suspect after rash of graffiti

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department are looking for an individual or individuals who have been defacing property over the last three months. Authorities say the city has spent thousands repainting portions of the viaducts, parks, and buildings.  Anyone with any information is asked to ...Read more