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  • BEN HAWKINS looks to put a shot on net during Coal City’s game against Reed-Custer on Thursday. The Coalers picked up a win over the Comets, 4-0, as Hawkins recorded one goal. Photo by Kerry Shelley.
    09/19/2017 - 4:58pm

  • SERVING THE BALL is Wilmington’s Maysie Feil. Feil had four kills during Wilmington’s game against Dwight on Monday.
    09/19/2017 - 4:56pm

  • MADELYN ALTON goes up for a kill during Reed-Custer’s game against Coal City last week. The Lady Comets are still searching for their first win in the Interstate Eight. Photo by Pam Spreitzer.
    09/19/2017 - 4:53pm

  • KAYLA RICE receives a serve during a recent Coal City home game this past week. The Lady Coalers picked up a win over Reed-Custer on Tuesday, but fell to Peotone on Thursday. Photo by Pam Spreitzer.
    09/19/2017 - 4:51pm

  • KLAYTON SCHOTT clears the ball during Reed-Custer’s game against Coal City on Thursday. The Comets still remain searching for their first win of the season, as they fell to the Coalers and Joliet Catholic Academy this past week. Photo by Kerry Shelley.
    09/19/2017 - 4:50pm
  • 09/19/2017 - 4:49pm

  • REED-CUSTER may have only recorded one touchdown in their 28-6 loss to Lisle on Friday, but the Comets continue to find positives moving forward. Reed-Custer faced a 22-0 deficit heading into the second half, but truly came together for the final two quarters, holding the Lions to only six points. Justin Read recorded the TD For the Comets, rushing for a 6-yard touchdown. Reed-Custer will be looking to build upon their tough schedule early on, as they prepare to host Westmont on Friday. Photo by Kerry Shelley.
    09/18/2017 - 10:50am

  • THE COAL CITY Coalers remained perfect on their season Friday, as they upended Manteno 35-21. Coal City finished with over 300 yards on offense, as they wore down the Panthers from the start, especially with their physical running game. Danny Norton and Connor Skubic (pictured) both finished with two rushing touchdowns, while Payton Hutchings earned a 57-yard passing touchdown to Gavin Williams. With the Coalers improving to 4-0 (2-0 conference), they will head to Herscher next week in a battle between two undefeated teams. Photo by Pam Spreitzer.
    09/18/2017 - 10:46am

Wilmington Region

09/22/2017 - 3:19pm
Wilmington Police Department’s canine candler, Officer Kris Hopper, saw a the driver of a vehicle commit a few minor traffic infractions at about 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, and stopped the vehicle as it was turning onto the ramp toward...

Coal City Region

09/19/2017 - 6:54pm
    Pumpkins, produce, and pie are just a few of the items that will be available in Campbell Memorial Park during the village of Coal City’s farmers market—Market Fresh on Broadway.       The fifth and final market of the season is scheduled for...

Braidwood Region

09/19/2017 - 6:24pm
Homeowners planning to update items in and around their properties need to apply to the city for a permit for certain items. But thanks to City Council action this month, the threshold for what kind of work requires that permit has been changed. On...

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