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Local Unemployment Still High, But Improving

SPRINGFIELD – The latest county unemployment numbers have been released by the state, and they show strong job gains.  LaSalle County improved nearly 5 percentage points, from an unemployment rate in May of 18.4% to 13.5% in June.  Bureau County has one of the lowest rates in the area, ...Read more

IDPH reports 1,231 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,231 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with 18 additional deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state has had 172,655 total cases with 7,416 deaths. Area counties are currently seeing open outbreaks in five ...Read more

79th Covid Case Confirmed in Bureau County

PRINCETON – The Bureau, Marshall, and Putnam County Health Departments confirmed their 79th total case in Bureau County on Sunday.  According to health officials, a woman in her 30s tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.  Health official said the woman is isolating at ...Read more

Only One Covid Death in Illinois on Sunday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health says one person died from complications from Covid-19 on Sunday.  That is the lowest number of daily deaths due to the virus since March 21st shortly after the pandemic was declared.  The number of cases, though, continue to show an ...Read more