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Black Bear continues trek across Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Police want residents to please leave the black bear visiting western Illinois alone. Authorities have been monitoring the bear since it arrived from Wisconsin on June 10th. It was last spotted downstate near Macomb ...Read more

Officials find toxic bloom in Illinois River

UTICA – Officials have announced a toxic microcystin bloom in parts of the Illinois River. The Illinois EPA say they found toxins in samples collected near Starved Rock Lock & Dam. Authorities warn that the source could be blue-green algae, and it could cause adverse health effects in ...Read more

Illinois Ready For Phase 4

CHICAGO – Governor J.B. Pritzker says while this is “not a signal the battle is over,” Illinois can proceed to phase 4 in its reopening plan.  At a press briefing from Chicago, the governor said that under phase 4, movie theaters, fitness centers, gyms, and restaurants can open ...Read more

Unemployment Dips For Area Counties

SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment numbers were released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and area counties saw a two to three percent decrease for the month of May.  LaSalle County recorded an unemployment rate of 15.6%, and while it is the 15th highest rate in ...Read more

Unemployment Dips For Area Counties

SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment numbers were released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and area counties saw a two to three percent decrease for the month of May.  LaSalle County recorded an unemployment rate of 15.6%, and while it is the 15th highest rate in ...Read more

Rural Troy Grove fire damaged Semi-tractor, Car

TROY GROVE- A fire in rural LaSalle County heavily damaged two vehicles Thursday morning.  After 4 AM Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments were called to the 200 block of US Route 52, where they found a semi-tractor and a car fully engulfed in flames.   An adjacent tractor-trailer and ...Read more