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LaSalle and Putnam counties unemployment lessens

CHICAGO – LaSalle and Putnam counties unemployment rates made a slight decrease in the month of October. According to the Illinois Department of Employment and Security, LaSalle County is 4.2% unemployed, compared to 4.4 in September. Putnam County made the biggest decrease, falling ...Read more

Parole approved for Chester Weger

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials have granted parole to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 Thursday to ...Read more

Weger Parole Hearing Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – The longest serving inmate in the state is up for a parole hearing today at 9 AM. Chester Weger was convicted in 1960 in the deaths of one of three women found dead at Starved Rock State Park, one of the areas most notorious crimes. Weger has maintained his innocence. Last ...Read more