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Statewide Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Nearly Unchanged in December

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.7 percentage point to 7.6 percent, ...
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Monmouth Couple Providing Children Hope Through Compassion International

Amidst the difficulty that has resulted from the pandemic, local retired couple, Jim and Linda Lee, continue to sponsor children ...
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Biden Administration Announces Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Deadline Extension That Will Bring Relief to Rural Residents

USDA Extends Evictions and Foreclosure Moratorium to March 31, 2021 and Provides Additional Guidance for Servicing Loans Impacted by COVID-19 ...
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WIU Professor Researching Domestic Terrorism and Extremism is U.S.

A professor of law enforcement and the director of the Homeland Security Research Program at Western Illinois University has been ...
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Receive Physical Therapy Through Direct Access

Throughout the coronavirus and not being able to get out and about like normal can take a toll on the ...
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Community collaboration celebrates Dr. King’s legacy, vision

As a leader in the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated peaceful solutions to fight injustices for all ...
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Illinois Federation of Teachers Launches Statewide COVID-19 Tracker

Today, the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) announced the launch of the IFT COVID Tracker (https://covidtracker.ift-aft.org). During the pandemic, the IFT has ...
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IL NAACP State Conference President Teresa Haley Spoke at WIU During MLK Remembrance Program

The McDonough County Branch of the NAACP, along with the Western Illinois University Black Student Association and WIU Chapter of ...
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