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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

Warm weather won’t stick around much longer

UNDATED – Its been three years since north central Illinois has experienced the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had these past few days. According to Weatherology Meteorologist Ray Miller, December 2016 was also a mild one, with temperatures in the upper 50s. He says high pressure ...Read more