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County unemployment slightly down during July

  LASALLE – County unemployment rates reduced during the month of July according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. LaSalle County remains the highest in unemployment locally at 5.8%, but down compared to 6.5% last month. Bureau and Putnam County rates are slightly ...Read more

Report: Governor to issue mask mandate Thursday

CHICAGO – The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will announce an indoor mask mandate for the state, regardless of vaccine status.  The paper also noted a source informed them that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all educators in the state as ...Read more