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Local unemployment up in area counties

  UNDATED – Local county unemployment rates in LaSalle, Putnam, and Bureau counties increased at the start of the year. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, statewide unemployment remained at a steady 5%, however, LaSalle, Putnam, and Bureau counties increased

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Peru launches memorial bench program

PERU – Memorial benches can now be sponsored throughout the city of Peru. The city will be offering the public the opportunity to have a bench installed in a public area with an inscribed plaque. An application form is available at the city office for the program. The price of the bench

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