Wilmington Region

THE SPIRIT RECON team includes Jake Rodriguez (left) and founder Fred Scheidenberger (right). A third team member, psychic and author Mary Marshall, is not picture. Spirit Recon is participating in the third annual World’s Largest Ghost Hunt Sept. 29, at the former Wilmington city hall on North Main Street. Courtesy photo
09/25/2018 - 7:17pm
Fred Scheidenberger is digging into Wilmington’s history and telling the stories of those who once lived here — through their hauntings. He has investigated several historic sites in Wilmington, including cemeteries, the old city hall, downtown...

Coal City Region

HOPE HELPS HAS announced plans to expand its all-inclusive playground in Coal City’s Lions Park. The 2,875-square foot expansion includes four new pieces of playground equipment, benches and wheelchair accessible picnic tables. Funds to cover the cost of construction, slated for April 2019, are being accepted.
09/25/2018 - 4:41pm
Nancy Wynn recalls the day her daughter, Brittney Kaluzny, watched as her autistic son enjoyed playing in a playground. “He'd never done that before and she watched him for an hour and said, 'I'm going to build one of those one day.' Little did I...

Braidwood Region

09/18/2018 - 7:00pm
The Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition (BAHCC) will bring a unique type of therapy to local residents in the coming months. Earlier this month, the coalition announced it had received $10,000 in grant funds from the Community Foundation of...

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