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Local unemployment rates spike

  CHICAGO – Local unemployment rates increased by 1% or more as 2019 came to a close. According to the Illinois Department of Employment and Security, during December, LaSalle County’s unemployment rate increased by a percentage, now at 5.3%. Bureau County falls right under ...Read more

Local 5-year-old fundraises for hospital

PERU – A fundraiser organized by a Peru five-year-old resulted in a donation of toys to the Peru Primary Care medical practice and OSF Children’s Hospital in Peoria. According to Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Charlotte Hughes, a kindergarten student at Northview School, is a Peru ...Read more