Wilmington Region

Courtesy photo THE BUDDY BENCH squad includes (from left) Neveah Cardoza, Reese Van Duyne, Lucas Rink and Maggie Lindsey. It is their job to make sure youngsters sitting on the Buddy Bench are invited to play.
10/17/2017 - 8:12pm
    A simple bench on the playground is helping students at Stevens Intermediate School make new friends and so much more.     Fourth grade teacher Angie Rink explained the Buddy Bench concept to the members of the Board of Education last week...

Coal City Region

10/17/2017 - 7:44pm
    Coal City’s Fire and Police Commission has selected a candidate to fill a vacancy within the police department, and all that stands in the way of a new hire is a few critical tests.     Commissioner Mike Lareau told town leaders last week the...

Braidwood Region

10/19/2017 - 5:47pm
The Braidwood Police targeted illegal drugs sales during a narcotics sweep with regional and federal law enforcement agencies on Thursday, Oct. 19. The Braidwood Police Department rounded up 14 individuals on drug charges in a narcotics sweep that...

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