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PADS plans expansion

PERU – Peru PADS Shelter is adding family rooms this spring, reported Carol Alcorn, representative from the shelter, at Thursday’s LaSalle County Board meeting. Alcorn spoke to board members to inform them of the shelters clientèle, explaining the importance of family rooms versus single ...Read more

House approves of minimum wage increase

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A $15-an-hour minimum wage is headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker after the House approved the six-year plan. Thursday’s 69-41 vote in the House almost guarantees it will become law. Pritzker has pledged to sign it before Wednesday. That’s when he unveils his first ...Read more

Today is National Donor Day!

PERU – Today is known for Valentine’s Day but it also marks National Donor Day. The observance day, designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services raises awareness on organ donation. More than 17,000 people are currently on the waiting list for a liver transplant, ...Read more

OSF HealthCare raises minimum wage

PEORIA – OSF HealthCare is raising minimum wage to $12 dollars for its workers, effective February 24th. According to OSF HealthCare’s CEO Bob Sehring, many service workers have fallen behind because minimum wage across the country has not kept up. More than 1,100 Mission Partners ...Read more

SNAP benefits to be issued early for Illinoisans

CHICAGO – SNAP benefits will be issued to Illinois customers early. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, March SNAP benefits will be loaded into customer accounts on the first of the month. Governor J.B Pritzker says communities shouldn’t have to suffer because of ...Read more