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LaSalle County reaches 5% unemployment rate

  SPRINGFIELD – 5% of LaSalle County residents are unemployed, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. LaSalle County possesses one of the highest unemployment rates in Northern Illinois. Putnam County is not far behind at 4.7% up from 4.2% last month. Illinois

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Millions without power in Florida after Hurricane Ian makes landfall, causing life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding and devastating winds

Hurricane Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning after leaving a path of destruction across Florida with life-threatening storm surges, trapping people in flooded homes and knocking out power to 2 million people. Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa around 3 p.m. Wednesday as a

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