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County Unemployment Rates Drop

OTTAWA – Though unemployment rates nationwide declined, statewide, it remained steady at 4.1 percent. However, according to The Illinois Department of Employment Security, the unemployment rates for both LaSalle and Putnam County has decreased. Currently, LaSalle is at 4.5 percent, nearly ...Read more

Pontiac Telecommunicator Recognized By State Police

SPRINGFIELD- An event to recognize the contributions of law enforcement in the state of Illinois was held Tuesday, and a staff member from Pontiac was recognized.   Bradley V. Richardson was honored not only for his 20 years of service but for his professionalism.  In a release mentioning the ...Read more

City of Peru Reaches Lawsuit Settlement

PERU – The City of Peru reached a settlement for a lawsuit by a former Firefighter and Alderman at a city council meeting on Monday. Rodney Perez will receive over 97,000 dollars for lawsuit he filed against the city of Peru, Mayor Scott Harl, and Fire Chief Jeff King alleging retaliation ...Read more

Police believe bodies of missing couple found

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they believe the bodies of a missing Bradley University professor and her husband have been found. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell says a tarp and a tent believed to contain the bodies of Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron were discovered ...Read more

Peru Pushes for Multi-jurisdiction Facility

PERU – The City of Peru is pushing for a final decision from the City of LaSalle on a property for a multi jurisdiction facility. In a shared services committee meeting on Monday, City of Peru’s Mayor Scott Harl expressed frustration at the slowness on committing to the property ...Read more