Wilmington Region

ST. ROSE SCHOOL WILL not open for the 2020-2021 school year. The Diocese of Joliet approved its consolidation with St. Joseph School in Manhattan.

03/31/2020 - 8:09pm
Parents of students at St. Rose Catholic School in Wilmington and St. Joseph School in Manhattan were notified Monday that the two schools would merge, and students would attend classes at the Manhattan campus. In a joint letter, Fr. Sebastian...

Coal City Region

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs director Linda Chapa LaVia speaks at the daily COVID-19 briefing Saturday in Chicago Photo credit


04/04/2020 - 3:35pm
SPRINGFIELD – The number of novel coronavirus cases confirmed in Illinois surpassed 10,000 Saturday as the state reported 1,453 new cases and 33 more deaths.   The total number of casualties of the virus rose to 243, while confirmed cases grew to...

Braidwood Region

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ALTHOUGH SPINS & NEEDLES is closed during the “Stay At Home” order, Betty Hansen still sews on. She has crafted two dozen homemade face masks for store employees using her own materials.

03/31/2020 - 7:25pm
Face masks have been in short supply for weeks now as people have grabbed them up for another layer of protection against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Health care workers who work directly with COVID-19 patients are the ones who need the Center for...

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