Wilmington Region

THERESA RAYMOND (left) feels that former Will County Deputy Thomas Arambasich (right) and his wife April saved her life 15 years ago, and they’ve stepped in to save her once again.
04/16/2019 - 8:43pm
This Wilmington couple saved her twice — once while in a jail cell then many years later from homelessness and despair — and now she’s returning their kindness and building their faith in her. Theresa Raymond was pregnant with her 12th child in...

Coal City Region

PLASTIC BOTTLES, tin cans, cardboard, egg cartons and individual coffee creamer cups provided  the materials to create the winning entries in this year’s Trashformations contest. Students at Coal City Elementary School were provided an opportunity to create a sculpture from recycled materials for entry into the countywide contest sponsored by the Grundy County Environmental and Resource Conservation Office. Earning third place honors was (from left) Dylan Tarman; Caiden Tourigney placed first and Aiciry Rod
04/16/2019 - 6:44pm
The recycling bin held the items necessary for local second and third grade students to create winning entries in this year's Trashformations contest. Coal City Elementary School third grader Caiden Tourigney went straight to his family's recycling...

Braidwood Region

SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE community packed into the council chamber at City Hall on Friday afternoon for the Police and Fire Board meeting. The commissioners were there to retroactively issue certificates for 10 BPD officers. While the crowd showed up with questions on why the officers had not received the certificates previously, no one approached the board during public comment.
04/16/2019 - 6:34pm
Ten Braidwood police officers have gained retroactive approval from the city’s Police and Fire Board, during a brief meeting that attracted several residents looking for answers. On April 12, the members of the board – Wayne Saltzman, Roger...

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