• THE REED-CUSTER boys bowling team placed eighth during the State Bowling Tournament this past weekend at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet. Members of the Panthers include (from left) Josey Wells, William Crutchfield, Nick Doran, Brandon Carlo, Blake Sonquist and Edward Gad.
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  • THROWING A NO-NO – Payton Hutchings led the Coalers to a victory on Friday, as he threw a no-hit win against Manteno. Coal City improved to 3-0 in conference (11-3 overall).
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  • SWINGING FOR THE FENCES is Reed-Custer’s Cody LaGrange during a recent home baseball game. The Comets were able to earn their first conference win last Tuesday, as they defeated Peotone, 7-2.
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  • MEGHAN FALETTI gets ready to slap the ball into play during Reed-Custer’s home game. The Lady Comets picked up three conference wins through the week to improve to 3-1 in the I-8.
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  • IN SCORING POSITION – Wilmington’s Michelle Gramlich moves around the bases during a recent home game.
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  • PAYTON SMITH fires one in during Coal City’s battle with Manteno on Friday. The Lady Coalers fell to the Panthers, 3-2. Photo by Pam Spreitzer.
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  • ANGEL BOYNTON battles for the ball during Wilmington’s conference game against Coal City last Tuesday. The Lady ‘Cats suffered a 1-0 loss to the Lady Coalers, but Boynton registered a goal later in the week during Wilmington’s 4-0 win over Rich East. Photo by Elliana Panepinto.
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  • FIGHTING FOR POSSESSION against a Wilmington’s Ashley Tippett is Coal City’s Sarah Moore. The Lady Coalers made a penalty kick in the last five minutes to secure a win. Photo by Elliana Panepinto.
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  • GABI PEREZ makes a save during a recent Reed-Custer game. The Lady Comet goalkeeper secured 21 saves during the team’s conference game against Lisle.
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  • REPRESENTING UW-OSHKOSH – Matt Nutt committed to the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh for wrestling on Friday alongside his parents Paige and Steve Nutt. Parents and coaches donned UW shirts during the signing. Standing are (from left) assistant coach Mark Shell, head coach Rob Murphy, assistant coach Tom Fritz and assistant coach Jake Murphy.
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  • JOSH JONES, son of Darrin Jones and Tracy Collins, recently committed to playing football at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. His family is joined by Wilmington coach Jeff Reents, on Wednesday during the signing. Jones plans to play linebacker while pursuing a degree in criminal justice.
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Wilmington Region

THE PARKING AREA that was reserved for emergency service use has been opened to the public, and city officials are suggesting securing parking for Emergency Services and Disaster Agency members that is more than one block away.
04/17/2018 - 8:44pm
There is no more reserved parking for the volunteer members of the Wilmington Emergency Services and Disaster Agency. For many years, ESDA members responding to emergencies could park in the gravel lot between the old police station and the old...

Coal City Region

04/23/2018 - 2:54pm
As part of the village of Coal City’s observance of Arbor Day, ComEd will be giving away young sapling(s) for residents to plant within their yard. The tree giveaway will take place Friday, April 27 at the Assumption Berst Hall located at the...

Braidwood Region

04/17/2018 - 6:01pm
Residents along the Kankakee River in Custer Park may notice some loud noises over the next several months near Exelon’s intake valves. But the nuclear provider has reached out to local stakeholders to let them know what the fuss is about. Exelon’s...

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