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Unemployment Soars Locally

OTTAWA – The local unemployment rate soared in April, after the impact from layoffs due to Cornavirus shutdowns took hold.  In figures released Friday, by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County had, in April, an unemployment rate of 18.4%, or 1 and a half points ...Read more

Heavy rains flood DePue; landslide blocks road

DEPUE – A heavy thunderstorm brought a deluge to parts of Bureau County on Thursday, soaking the community of DePue with water running down some streets on the west side of town.  Over 3″ of rain fell in a short amount of time mid-afternoon, turning parts of the town into rivers as ...Read more