Wilmington Region

The city of Wilmington couldn't get a bid to sell the old police station last year, but now there are at least three potential uses of the property. A downtown property owner has offered this house at 212 N. Water St. in trade, which Mayor Roy Strong would like to raze to make a parking lot.
10/10/2017 - 7:11pm
    It seems everybody now has an interest in the building the city of Wilmington couldn’t sell a year ago. Wilmington Township is throwing its hat in the ring, and would like to see if the old police station would be suitable for a township...

Coal City Region

GFWC-IL PRAIRIE STATE Woman’s Club has named Coal City resident Phyllis Saben as its 2017 Woman of the Year. Saben accepted the honor during a presentation at Coal City’s Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 7. Photo by Ann Gill
10/10/2017 - 5:02pm
For over 60 years, Phyllis Saben has given her time and talent to better the community and its citizens. Last week she was named Woman of the Year, a long overdue honor for a woman with a heart for volunteerism. The award is presented each fall by...

Braidwood Region

THE GODLEY PUBLIC WATER District has purchased land along the Kankakee River for future river withdrawal, and will take possession of the school in Custer Park this fall. The district plans to use the school site to construct a water treatment plant.
10/10/2017 - 5:51pm
The Godley Public Water District has taken the first official steps toward gaining access to the Kankakee River. On Oct. 4, the water district filed a joint application with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Army Corps of Engineers,...

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