Local Headlines

Authorities; Look-a-like homemade Xanax a danger

OGLESBY – Authorities believe that there is someone local making a dangerous pill that is similar to a prescription medication. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team say they believe a large amount of look a like Xanax is being produced by a local homemade pill press and that the ...Read more

Lee Co. farmers learn about 2018 Farm Bill programs

SUBLETTE – Farmers of Lee County gathered at Rod’s Seed Building in Sublette to learn more about the farm programs of the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA’s Lee County Executive Director Jerald B. Quinton broke down four programs, Price Loss Coverage,  Ag Risk County Coverage, Ag Risk Individual ...Read more

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