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Pet Bobcat Seized From Illinois Family Returned

SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) — A pet bobcat seized last month from a Swansea  family is back home after the owner was fined for not having proper permits. Lakesha Mayweather has since applied for and received a federal exhibitor’s permit from the Agriculture Department. Capone the bobcat was ...Read more

County Unemployment Rates Rise

OTTAWA – State and county unemployment rates increased within the past month, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Currently state unemployment is at 4.2 percent, just a tenth of a percent increase compared to last month. However, county unemployment rates scale ...Read more

IVCH MRI Magnet Delivered through the Roof

PERU – A giant magnet for a new MRI system was lifted through the roof of Illinois Valley Community Hospital on Wednesday. The magnet that will be the heart of the new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. It was lifted into place by crane through ...Read more

Safety training at Streator High School

Streator High School conducted school safety training Wednesday in conjunction with the Streator Police Department and the Streator Fire Department. The drills and training ran from 11:45 AM to 2:30 PM. There was  a heavy presence of law enforcement and fire department services present at the ...Read more