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County Unemployment Rates Rise

OTTAWA – State and county unemployment rates increased within the past month, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Currently state unemployment is at 4.2 percent, just a tenth of a percent increase compared to last month. However, county unemployment rates scale ...Read more

IVCH MRI Magnet Delivered through the Roof

PERU – A giant magnet for a new MRI system was lifted through the roof of Illinois Valley Community Hospital on Wednesday. The magnet that will be the heart of the new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. It was lifted into place by crane through ...Read more

Safety training at Streator High School

Streator High School conducted school safety training Wednesday in conjunction with the Streator Police Department and the Streator Fire Department. The drills and training ran from 11:45 AM to 2:30 PM. There was  a heavy presence of law enforcement and fire department services present at the ...Read more

Many still without power after Sunday snowstorm

OTTAWA — Commonwealth Edison say the utility is adding 262 more crews in its effort to restore power following Sunday’s blizzard.  Over 15,000 customers in northern Illinois were without electricity late Tuesday, most in Chicago’s northern suburbs. LaSalle County still had over ...Read more

Road Closures in Bureau County

PRINCETON – Power lines are still down, causing road closures in Bureau County. According to the Bureau County Highway Department, power lines located west of the railroad tracks on the western portion of Angling Road resulted in closure of a section Angling Road. This particular area has ...Read more