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Gas price hike expected to decrease after holidays

CHICAGO – Gas prices are experiencing a year-end spike due to road trip travels during the holidays. According to the American Automobile Association, the majority of states saw gas prices increase in the last week, some by as much as a dime. In LaSalle County, gas prices increase by 7 ...Read more

New Years Day hike at Dayton Bluffs Preserves

OTTAWA – Dayton Bluffs Preserves in Ottawa will have their new year’s day hike on Wednesday morning. Volunteer Coordinator David Manigold says there will be two guided hikes offered at 9 a.m., a less strenuous route and a challenging one. Both hikes will last between an hour and two ...Read more

IVCH Restricting Visitors to Prevent Spread of Flu

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital has announced they have placed visitor restrictions until further notice in an effort to combat a statewide flu outbreak. According to Janine Sobin, the Infection Control Coordinator, Illinois now has widespread flu activity. IVCH is asking anyone ...Read more

Local unemployment rates increase during November

CHICAGO – Local unemployment rates made a slight increase during the month of November.  According to the Illinois Department of Employment and Security, LaSalle County is 4.3% unemployed, the highest rates locally. Putnam County made the biggest increase, still the lowest rates locally, ...Read more