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Local Unemployment Drops

OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have decreased since last month. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County is seeing rates to those of December’s at 7.2 percent, over a percent decrease compared to last month. Putnam County’s rates have also ...Read more

State trooper hit by truck, killed in Freeport

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was killed Thursday when she was struck by a truck during a traffic stop, the second trooper to die that way this year. Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed in the crash that occurred on Route 20 near Route 75 in Freeport, state police ...Read more

More Radium Cleanup Soon For Ottawa

OTTAWA – A site contaminated with radium in Ottawa is scheduled for cleanup later this year. City Engineer and Director of Community Development David Noble says the Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Association will clean up portions of a property ...Read more

Staff Reductions Coming To Paw Paw School

PAW PAW – Paw Paw High School has begun to announce staff cuts. This is due to the deactivation of the high school and the move to send students to Indian Creek next year, many positions will be eliminated or have reduced hours. The Paw Paw School Board stated that they may change a job ...Read more