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Wilmington Region


FEMA HAS UPDATED its Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and properties have been added and removed from the floodplain or floodway. This section of the city’s north side shows that the old Celotex landfill west of Kankakee Street (the puzzle tab-shaped space), the city crew’s laydown yard between Forked Creek and Stewart Street west of Kankakee Street, and the houses on Kankakee Street immediately north of Forked Creek are not in the floodplain. All three sites were in the floodplain on the 1995 map posted on FEMA’s website.
02/12/2019 - 7:41pm
    The City Council adopted the most recent Will County Stormwater Management Ordinance at its Feb. 5 meeting, and with that adoption, the most recent floodplain maps are brought to bear on the community.     The Federal Emergency Management...

Coal City Region


COAL CITY HIGH School seniors Lauren Phillips (left) and McKenzie Hennessy (right) rehearse a scene outside the Foster home for this year’s school musical, “Tuck Everlasting.” Phillips will take the stage as Mother and Hennessy has been cast as Nana for their final musical as Coalers. The show will be presented in the Coal City Performing Arts Center March 7-10 and March 15-17.
02/12/2019 - 6:58pm
     There is something special about being a part of the school musical, and for seniors McKenzie Hennessy and Lauren Phillips, they’re making the most of what will be their last production.     Phillips has been performing in school and community...

Braidwood Region

02/05/2019 - 6:38pm
  The Reed-Custer High School Senior Spotlight winner for the month of February is Gianna Pinto. Gianna is the daughter of Rosanna Romano-Baker and Vince Baker. At RCHS, Gianna has been a member of the Girls Soccer Team and the RC Chatter. She also...

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