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Employment rebounding in North Central Illinois

OTTAWA – The local unemployment rate is on the mend as the economy continues to rebound from layoffs and reduced spending by consumers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois Department of Employment Security released the latest figures, showing the area is fairing better than the ...Read more


Livingston County reports 2 more COVID-19 cases

PONTIAC – Livingston County Health Department reported that two more residents of the county have tested positive for COVID-19. These cases are a male under the age of 20 and a female in their 50’s, who are both recovering in isolation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Livingston ...Read more


24 New Covid Deaths in Illinois on Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that 24 Illinoisans died in the past 24 hours from complications involving Coronavirus.  The deaths range from a suburban St. Louis woman in her 50s to a woman in her 100s in LaSalle County.  The LaSalle County death was ...Read more