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Area Unemployment Lowest Since 2006

OTTAWA – Area unemployment rates were down to close out 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security to lowest rates since 2006. Livingston County remains the lowest with just 4.0%, followed by Putnam at 4.7%. LaSalle County dropped to 5.5% unemployment and Bureau County

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Missing Spring Valley Teen Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY – A teen who had been reported missing since January 23rd has been found dead south of Granville. On Saturday afternoon the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a body found in a ditch. Sunday evening, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office identified the

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Body Discovered South of Granville

GRANVILLE – A body was found Saturday afternoon south of Granville according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1 PM the coroner was called and an investigation began at the location along County Highway 805 North. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Valley

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Dental Clinics Return to IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Dental Assisting Program is once again offering dental clinics to IVCC students, staff and the community. Screening days are Friday, Feb. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and patients will receive a comprehensive exam and cavity-detecting X-rays.

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