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Slight increase in March unemployment rates

CHICAGO –  State and local unemployment rates experienced a slight increase this month. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, statewide unemployment rates increased by only a tenth of a percent, breaking a three month streak of 4.3 percent. Bureau is the only county ...Read more

Spring Valley to update city’s comprehensive plan

SPRING VALLEY -Spring Valley is beginning a process to update the city’s comprehensive plan.  According to Economic Development Director Debb Ladgenski, The planning process will outline a vision and strategic framework for future development, redevelopment, and community building projects ...Read more

Gas prices fare more expensive monthly

CHICAGO –  State and local gas prices continue to increase month after month. Since January, consumers have been paying up to 30 cents more per gallon each month, with this month fairing no different. According to the American Automobile Association, the state averages $2.97 per gallon, an ...Read more

Peru School Conducts Safety Drill

PERU – Parkside Elementary in Peru will be participating in a drill with the Peru Police Department Wednesday.  Superintendent Mark Cross announced that the yearly drill will help ensure the safety of students in the event of an emergency.  The police will be working with staff to train ...Read more