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Local unemployment rates down again

CHICAGO – Statewide and local unemployment rates made a small decrease, but are now back to similar numbers seen in the spring. Local rates have remained steady throughout the summer, but the reduction experienced for the month of August takes numbers back even further to those of May, ...Read more

Pump prices ease after oil facility attacks

  CHICAGO – Local pump prices are showing signs of stabilization after attacks on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia earlier this month. According to the American Automobile Association, gas stations reacted just as swiftly as the market, raising local prices by as much as a quarter. ...Read more