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Illinois Unemployment Rate Lowest in Decade

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced today that the unemployment rate held steady at around 4 percent in June and nonfarm payrolls increased by over 18,000 jobs over-the-month, based on data by the U.S.

Man Arrested After Ottawa SUV Theft

OTTAWA – An Indiana man has been connected to an SUV theft in Ottawa. According to Ottawa detectives and the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office, 54-year-old Jeffrey Allen Vlietsra of Chesterton is charged for the May 3rd

Lisa Lynch Appointed New CFO at IVCH

PERU –  Lisa Lynch is the new chief financial officer at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.  A resident of Peru and an IVCH employee since 1999, Lynch held the positions of controller, Six Sigma Black Belt,

Streator Man Arrested on Firearm Charge

STREATOR – One man has been arrested after a report of shots fired last week in Streator. According to Streator Police Chief Kurt Pastirik, officers located several shell casings and a live round reportedly found in the

Gas Prices Rising Statewide

CHICAGO – The cost of travel by car and truck is going up. Illinois gas prices are up 4 cents compared to last month. The national gas price average has increased this month according to AAA. This

County Investigates Hit & Run North of Streator

STREATOR – A Tuesday morning hit and run accident is being investigated by the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office three miles North of Streator.  In a release Thursday, they state a 49-year-old man from Streator reported that before