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Unemployment Numbers Mixed

OTTAWA – Though the state unemployment rate went down, statewide, it increased, slightly, for the local area. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the unemployment rate in May was 4.7 percent for LaSalle County, 3.8 for Bureau County, and 4.3 percent for Putnam. Those figures

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LaSalle Man Facing Cocaine Charges

LASALLE – Cash and drugs were seized after an arrest and search of a residence in LaSalle on Wednesday, with one man being arrested. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team 23-year-old Jordan A. Reynolds was taken into custody in LaSalle after an undercover investigator

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Heroin; Crack Found in Latest Trident Bust

STREATOR – An investigation into heroin sales in Streator by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team has left one man facing four felony drug charges. According to Tri-dent, on Tuesday they were conducting a controlled purchase in the 200 block of West 10th Street in Streator which

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No Tuition For Pre-School in Marseilles

MARSEILLES – The Marseilles Elementary has been awarded with the “Preschool for All” Grant beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The grant will result in over 1 million dollars in total funding for the next five years. According to Superintendent Brenda Donahue, the grant will

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Community Members Launch Live Well Streator

STREATOR – A group of community members have joined together with the hopes of making Streator a place where generations of people want to live because they can enjoy longer, healthier, and happier lives. “Live Well Streator exists to bring people together to develop solutions that create

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High Winds Damage Crops Tuesday

TONICA – Gusty winds associated with a storm that had warnings issued by the National Weather Service flattened corn and knocked over a power pole Tuesday evening. No significant damage to homes or structures was reported, but some smaller tree limbs were blown down.  

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Vacant Home Burns Wednesday Morning

STREATOR – An early morning fire engulfed the back part of a vacant house on the southeast side of Streator Wednesday morning. After midnight the Streator Fire Department was called to the 1100 block of Arthur Street and found a two story home with heavy fire and smoke visible. No injuries

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Paw Paw Consolidation Meeting Thursday

PAW PAW – The Paw Paw Board of Education will hold a special board meeting in conjunction with the Indian Creek Board tomorrow. The meeting will be held to present the findings from the feasibility study concerning the possibility of decommissioning Paw Paw High School and sending those

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