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Counterfeit Cash in Rochelle

ROCHELLE – The Rochelle Police Department is investigating 4 counterfeit $100 bills that were passed at area businesses this week. According to police, the suspects reportedly made small purchases, in order to maximize the amount of change they would receive. Rochelle Police provided videos

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Nine Pounds of Cocaine Seized; Two Arrested

STREATOR – Two people were arrested in Streator Wednesday morning after a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team Investigation. According to Tri-Dent, they along with Streator Police and Livingston County Investigators executed a search warrant at a residence located on the 1600 block

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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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