Wilmington Region

LONELY FISHERMAN - A Great Blue Heron is about the only fisherman you’ll see these days at Wilmington’s South Island dam as the structure remains off limits for anglers. The heron is perched on a branch waiting for baitfish to come to the surface.

06/30/2020 - 1:59pm
Wilmington residents can soon expect a survey to arrive alongside their monthly utility bills, asking to voice their opinions on the Kankakee River dam. The city’s Buildings, Grounds, Parks, Health and Safety Committee again held a discussion on the...

Coal City Region

Courtesy photo
STEPPING INTO HIGH SCHOOL—Coal City Middle School promoted its eighth grade class to high school last week. In lieu of a traditional ceremony, middle school principal Travis Johnson set aside two days—June 24 and June 25—for students and their parents to stop by the high school to take a walk across the stage, accept their promotion certificate and pose for photos. With his parents and sisters looking on, Colten Sztapka marked the milestone in his academic career by accepting his certificate from Johnson on June 24.

06/30/2020 - 4:33pm
As Coal City Middle School student council president Ava Houston pointed out, speeches are to be given in-person. However, that was not how the final address was delivered to the eighth grade class. Houston was scheduled to deliver the welcome...

Braidwood Region

Photos by Jennifer Glasscock
CAP, GOWN, MASK — Graduate Micah Dubbert wears a face mask throughout the graduation ceremony and as he stands to be recognized for being a state qualifier for math. Graduates kept six feet apart throughout the ceremony, making masks optional for them at the ceremony.

06/30/2020 - 4:02pm
The Reed-Custer High School graduating class of 2020 finally got their traditional graduation ceremony last Sunday evening, although there was no hand-shaking, hugging or diplomas handed out. The socially-distant ceremony was held at 7 p.m. outside...

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