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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

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Plainfield teen drowns at Indiana Dunes

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois teenager has been  identified as the swimmer who drowned in Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park. The Porter County coroner’s office says 18-year-old Dominic Snovicky of Plainfield, Illinois, was rushed to Porter Regional Hospital and pronounced

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Kankakee man arrested on weapons charges

KANKAKEE – A Kankakee felon was arrested on Monday on weapons charges by the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group.   They say they executed a search warrant for the home of  26-year-old Nelson J. Brown.  During the search, authorities allegedly found a 9mm handgun.  Brown was

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