Wilmington Region

MARKINGS ON THE FLOOR at Wilmington High School direct students for which direction they should travel during passing periods. The district administration reports that getting back to school has gone better than they expected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo provided.

09/22/2020 - 5:13pm
It’s been anything but a typical start to the school year. But, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has put administrators on alert and created a need for daily symptom checks and mask wearing, things are looking somewhat ordinary at Wilmington...

Coal City Region

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THE VILLAGE OF Coal City has entered into a contract with Environmental Recycling and Disposal Service for the collection of the town’s refuse and recycling. The change in providers will result in a change in collection dates, and that will be based on a resident’s location either north or south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line. The map shows the collection dates. The new waste hauler will begin delivery of collection totes this week and is set to send information to all households within the village.

09/24/2020 - 12:23pm
Residents in the village of Coal City will have two days of trash pickup next week, as the town transitions to a new waste hauler. On Wednesday, the Village Board entered into a contract with Environmental Recycling and Disposal Service and the...

Braidwood Region

09/22/2020 - 5:41pm
Cases of the novel coronavirus were inevitably expected to crop up at school districts having in-person instruction, and Reed-Custer School District 255U is no exception. The Reed-Custer district has seen 11 cases since the start of the school year...

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