Local Headlines

County unemployment rates lower in February

  SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment rates dropped in February according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. LaSalle County remains highest in unemployment locally at 7.4%, but decreased from 8.5% last month. Putnam and Bureau County are averaging between 6.4% a ...Read more

Election Day in Illinois

OTTAWA – The polls opened at 6 AM Tuesday for the spring election in the state of Illinois. Many civic positions are on the ballot today, including contested mayoral races in Utica, Peru and Spring Valley. Also on the ballot dozens of other races for positions in most communities. Polling ...Read more