Wilmington Region

02/14/2020 - 12:44pm
Minooka police and Channahon fire units were dispatched for an active fire alarm at a home on Bell Road in Minooka on Friday, Feb. 14, at 12:44 a.m., with reports of people possibly trapped inside. Upon arrival, fire crews reported heavy fire...

Coal City Region

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RILEY NEVIN, a junior at Coal City High School, was recognized by the Unit 1 Board of Education for his participation in the Illinois High School Theatre Festival’s All-State Production of Aida. Nevin (left) appeared in the lead male role of Radames. The festival was attended by 6,000 Illinois high school drama students and the All-State Production was viewed by 10,000 audience members. When appearing before the board on Feb. 4, Nevin was joined by his high school theatre director, Jack Micetich (right).

02/11/2020 - 5:18pm
Riley Nevin ran from the stage and jumped into the arms of his high school theatre director, and as he raised his fist in victory, those around him knew right away that he’d landed the role. A junior at Coal City High School, Nevin was one of 300...

Braidwood Region

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DURING A PAST RC Cooks Scholarship Fundraiser event, Danielle Valiente, director of teaching and learning at Reed-Custer School District, passes out a sample of her dish. Each year, the Reed-Custer Education Association hosts the fundraising event to raise money for graduating seniors as they further their education by attending college or vocational schools.

02/11/2020 - 5:36pm
Food connoisseurs and hungry guests alike are coming out for a night to sample delicious food prepared by area cooks on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the 10th Annual RC Cooks Scholarship Fundraiser. Attendees will taste test a variety of dishes made by Reed...

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