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Knox County Unemployment Nearly Flat Year-Over-Year

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The unemployment rate increased again in Knox County, albeit by a negligible amount, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Non-seasonally adjusted data showed unemployment of 8.7 percent in December for the County – higher than the 8.6-percent unemployment reported for the same period last year.

According to a press release, Illinois added jobs in four metro areas for the month of December. 

Longstanding Boil Order Lifted in One Local Village

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VillageofHendersonIf you’re a resident of the Village of Henderson, you can finally stop using the bottled water you’ve likely been getting for the last three weeks, if you so choose.

The Knox County Health Department says that’s because the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the boil order for the Village of Henderson has been lifted.