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Unemployment on the Rise Locally

CHICAGO – Unemployment rates are on the rise in the area. The unemployment rate for August in LaSalle County was at 5.4 percent, which is up a tenth of a percent compared to last month. Both Bureau and Putnam County also saw an increase of unemployment with Bureau at 4.5 percent and Putnam

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Yogurt Truck Crash Injures One

LASALLE – A passenger in a loaded yogurt truck was injured in a two vehicle accident in Bureau County Thursday morning. According to Illinois State Police just after 10 a.m., a tractor-trailer operated by 54-year-old James Johnson of Florida, was traveling west on I-80 in the area of

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Friday is World Rabies Day

OTTAWA – Raising awareness and fighting a preventable disease is the message being spread Friday on World Rabies Day. The LaSalle County Health Department and organizations nationwide are helping spread the word on a disease that kills more than 59,000 people each year. Rabies is a virus

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