Wilmington Region

THE OWNERS OF FOUR DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON buildings, including the Watch Shop (at right), have been awarded facade improvement grants for up to $5,000 from the city of Wilmington. City leaders said they would like to eventually expand the grant program. Photo by Marney Simon.

09/21/2021 - 5:11pm
Few people knew about the city of Wilmington’s facade improvement grant program until just this past summer. The program, established back in 2005, provides from the city a matching grant up to $5,000 for downtown building owners who make...

Coal City Region

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COAL CITY POLICE arrested Jennifer L. McGee, 41, of Bourbonnais, on Sept. 13 for theft and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. McGee is accused of stealing nearly $500 in rechargeable lithium batteries locally.

09/21/2021 - 5:15pm
A woman caught on surveillance camera stealing batteries from the hardware store returned to the scene of the crime to take a few more. On the afternoon of Aug. 19, the staff of Whitmore Ace Hardware reached out to Coal City Police to report the...

Braidwood Region

09/21/2021 - 5:18pm
Students at Reed-Custer High School are digging deep to figure out their next steps after they leave high school. On Sept. 15, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Danielle Valiente updated the board of education on the Naviance...

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