Local Headlines

Southern LaSalle County lacks rain for crops

  STREATOR – Crops in southern LaSalle County are showing the effects of a mostly dry summer.  According to LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann,  the recent rainfall this week only touched down in northern parts of the county, leaving crops south of the Illinois ...Read more

Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, ...Read more

Local unemployment rates increase slightly

  OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have increased slightly after steady numbers since June. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County holds the highest percentage of unemployed persons locally, at 4.9, compared to 4.6 last month. Putnam ...Read more