• 09/28/2022 - 4:23pm
  • ON THE RUN after catching a pass from quarterback Ryder Meents (12) is Wilmington senior Hunter Hayes who finished Friday’s game with a 16-yard catch.
    Photo by Alyssa Ohlund

    09/28/2022 - 4:20pm
  • 09/28/2022 - 4:14pm
  • GOING TO STATE! The Reed-Custer Middle School A softball team won the sectional title on Saturday at Bishop McNamara School in Kankakee. The Lady Panthers now advance to state, playing on Friday at Champions Field in Normal. Team members include (from left, kneeling) Gracie Robinson, Amber Syc, Reese Brown, Caysie Esparza, Kamryn Wilkey and Peyton Landgraff. Standing are assistant coach Taylor Meents, head coach Lynn Zoltani, Kamrynn Skonetski, Sophie Moyers, Kirstin Klein, Taylor Bova, Brooklyn Gonzalez, Mackenzie Foote, Atiana Hood, Harlie Liebermann and helpers Addi Brown and Mya Beard.
    Courtesy photo

    09/20/2022 - 6:08pm
  • SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS after giving a second effort to gain a critical first down late in the game at Peotone Friday is Wilmington running back Kyle Farrell.
    Photo by Elaine Ohlund

    09/20/2022 - 6:05pm
  • ALL CONFERENCE GOLFERS (from left) included Coal City’s Dakota Clubb, Kylee Kennell and Emma Varnak on Monday.

    09/20/2022 - 5:57pm
  • THE COMET DEFENSE was relentless against Elmwood Park as defenders Nick Cieslak, Rex Pfeifer and Quy Nguyen sack the team's punter near his end zone. They will have to be just as fast this Friday at Arcola.

    08/30/2022 - 5:38pm
  • SENIOR BRADEN REILLY makes a move to avoid the approaching Morris defender Ryan Wolenczuk as he gains yardage in the Coaler’s season opener with neighboring Morris.

    08/30/2022 - 5:31pm
  • A BIG STOP late in the game was made by Ryan Nelson (25), Joel Greenridge (33) and Cade McCubbin against Marengo. While Wilmington’s defense is young with mostly juniors and sophomores, it is quick and will have to get to the ball against Lisle at home Friday.

    08/30/2022 - 5:17pm
  • THE REED-CUSTER Middle School seventh grade baseball team won the IVC conference title. Team members include (front, from left): Jagger Garcia, Kaiden Klein, Matt Kuban, Cole Yeates, Brayden Landgraf and Kenny Hopf. Back row: Coach Alex Bielfeldt, Josh Creger, Trent Boudreau, Reed Newbrough, Chase Isaac, Caedon Baumgartner, Damien Sanchez, Coach Evan Ehringer and Coach King.

    08/30/2022 - 5:14pm
  • THE 8tH GRADE LADYCAT sotball team won the IVC Championship on Saturday, beating Reed-Custer 7-4. Team members include (kneeling, from left) Aubree Jandura, Samantha Liaromatis, Keeley Walsh, Nina Egizio, Madisyn Rossow, Taryn Gilbert and Chesnee Geiss. Standing are Sophia Albright, Taylor Stickel, Taryn Talley, Aly Allgood, Autumn Lancaster, Ashlyn Warriner and Addison Billingsley.

    08/30/2022 - 5:10pm
  • THE WILMINGTON MIDDLE school B team ended the season with an overall record of 11-3 and conference champs. Pictured (front, from left): Alli Stallings, Lilly Govero, Kelsie Roeder, Emilie Strong, Natalie Strohm & Carsyn Hansen. Backrow (from left): Coach Floyd Combs, Taylor Tenn, Payton Govero, Peyton Adams, Madisen VanDuyne, Aubri Christiansen, Coach Kaitlyn O'Donnell & Coach Jack Skole.

    08/30/2022 - 5:07pm
  • Photo by Ann Gill
    CARRYING THE BALL for the JV Miners during Saturday’s game against Wilmington is Luca Chellino.

    08/16/2022 - 2:14pm
  • 08/16/2022 - 2:13pm
  • Photo by Angela Rose
    BREAKING FREE for a long touchdown run during Saturday’s youth football jamboree is Braidwood Jr. Comet varsity running back Jesse Tresouthick.

    08/16/2022 - 2:12pm

Wilmington Region

09/27/2022 - 4:46pm
Vacant property along West River Road could be the next site for a solar farm in the region. Representatives from ReneSola gave a brief presentation to the members of the Wilmington City Council in mid-September, during the regular meeting of the...

Coal City Region

Photo by Ann Gill
THE DENNIS M. NEARY Memorial Highway was officially dedicated on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Through the efforts of State Senator Sue Rezin and State Representative David Welter, a section of Illinois Route 113 [Division Street] from Carbon Hill Road to Virginia Street was named in honor of the late police chief. Rezin presented the highway designation sign to Neary’s wife, Cathy [third from left] and members of his family that were in attendance. Lou Jogman, president of the Illinois Association of Police Chiefs [left row two] and Coal City Police Chief Chris Harseim also took part in the event.

09/20/2022 - 5:47pm
A six-year effort driven by State Senator Sue Rezin led to the renaming of a portion of Illinois Route 113 in honor of Coal City’s late police chief Dennis Neary. “When I was first asked to carry legislation to rename this portion of Route 113 in...

Braidwood Region

THE TRUCK PARKING LOT set to be constructed along Route 53 had originally been platted with a city street running through the center of it. Now that all 12 lots have been consolidated into a single parcel, the street has been officially vacated, with a new entrance set to be built along Route 53 near the north end of the property.

09/27/2022 - 4:42pm
A few weeks after the Braidwood City Council voted to vacate the unbuilt roadway that runs through the Route 66 Business Park, the issue came back before the mayor and commissioners, this time to fix the paperwork required to make the final decision...

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