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Illinois Ready For Phase 4

CHICAGO – Governor J.B. Pritzker says while this is “not a signal the battle is over,” Illinois can proceed to phase 4 in its reopening plan.  At a press briefing from Chicago, the governor said that under phase 4, movie theaters, fitness centers, gyms, and restaurants can open ...Read more

Unemployment Dips For Area Counties

SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment numbers were released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and area counties saw a two to three percent decrease for the month of May.  LaSalle County recorded an unemployment rate of 15.6%, and while it is the 15th highest rate in ...Read more

Unemployment Dips For Area Counties

SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment numbers were released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and area counties saw a two to three percent decrease for the month of May.  LaSalle County recorded an unemployment rate of 15.6%, and while it is the 15th highest rate in ...Read more

Rural Troy Grove fire damaged Semi-tractor, Car

TROY GROVE- A fire in rural LaSalle County heavily damaged two vehicles Thursday morning.  After 4 AM Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments were called to the 200 block of US Route 52, where they found a semi-tractor and a car fully engulfed in flames.   An adjacent tractor-trailer and ...Read more

Cleanup work continues in DePue from May flooding

DEPUE – A non-profit organization is still in DePue helping residents clean up after flooding in late May damaged many households.  Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has been assisting the village from their tent encampment adjacent to the fire station.  On May ...Read more