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County Unemployment Rates Drop

OTTAWA – Though unemployment rates nationwide declined, statewide, it remained steady at 4.1 percent. However, according to The Illinois Department of Employment Security, the unemployment rates for both LaSalle and Putnam County has decreased. Currently, LaSalle is at 4.5 percent, nearly

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City of Peru Reaches Lawsuit Settlement

PERU – The City of Peru reached a settlement for a lawsuit by a former Firefighter and Alderman at a city council meeting on Monday. Rodney Perez will receive over 97,000 dollars for lawsuit he filed against the city of Peru, Mayor Scott Harl, and Fire Chief Jeff King alleging retaliation

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Phone Scam Discovered Using Fake 911

OTTAWA – A fake 911 phone call scam has been reported in LaSalle County. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, the call comes in on a recipient’s phone listed as 911 Emergency. Officials say if you receive one of these types of calls it is not coming from law

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Arrest Made After School Threat in Mendota

MENDOTA – A man was arrested after making threatening comments at a school in Mendota Monday morning. In a release by the Mendota Police Department they say that 26-year-old Angel Sanchez of Mendota allegedly made comments directed at Northbrook officials and personnel. He was charged

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House Destroyed in Compton Fire; No Injuries

COMPTON-A mid-day fire in Compton destroyed a two story home and filled the small Lee County community with smoke on Monday. Around 11:30 firefighters were called to the 100 block of West Cherry Street for a home fully engulfed in flames. Multiple area departments responded, including Compton,

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