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Wilmington Region


WILMINGTON POLICE LOCKED down the US Bank Saturday following an armed robbery, interviewing the staff and customers who were in the building at the time of the incident and preserving evidence for collection by a crime scene team. Photo by Eric Fisher
11/21/2017 - 9:14pm
Wilmington resident Tom Burns was inside his South Kankakee Street home Saturday, Nov. 18, shortly after 10 a.m., when a man ran past trailing a flurry of dollar bills. The cash is believed to have been taken during an armed robbery at the nearby...

Coal City Region


TREE TRIMMING TIME—Third grade students from Coal City Elementary School place handcrafted ornaments on a tree at Brookfield Zoo.
11/21/2017 - 6:43pm
     Coal City Elementary School students are doing their part to brighten the holiday season, and their efforts support the work of the Chicago Zoological Society.     Under the direction of art teacher Julie Brncich, third grade students created...

Braidwood Region


BRAIDWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT EMT graduate Drew Cromp (left) accepts his certificate from Lead Instructor Melissa Micklos (center) and Assistant EMS Coordinator Rachel Andreina during a ceremony held at the Braidwood Fire House on Saturday, Nov. 18.
11/21/2017 - 6:41pm
Local fire departments have some newly trained staff on hand. Thirty-two students from 11 departments received their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certifications during a brief ceremony at the Braidwood Fire House on Saturday, Nov. 18. “Not...

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