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Wilmington Region


FINAL MARCH - Wilmington High School seniors line up to enter the gymnasium for the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 held Saturday. Joy Cahill, next to enter, is followed by seniors (from left) Keith Castello, Dallas Ceh, Anyssa Christensen, Jeffrey Cortese, James, Cox. Kayla Cox and others. In all, 127 seniors were handed diplomas during a 45-minute ceremony. Photo by Eric Fisher
05/16/2017 - 9:12pm
    Wilmington High School held commencement exercises for the 127-member class of 2017 on Saturday, May 13. Fifty-nine of the students graduated with honors.     The class of ‘17 was the second to graduate from the school with the district’s...

Coal City Region


SIX COAL CITY High School graduates have announced their intent to joined the armed services. Each of the graduates was recognized during the school's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14. Students enlisting (from left) are: Donald J. Livingston, U.S. Army; Keaton Cryder, U. S. Army National Guard; Konner Ruhrup, U.S. Army; Abby Eungard, U.S. Navy; David Robbins, U.S. Marine Corps, and Spencer Smeets, U.S. Coast Guard.
05/16/2017 - 5:35pm
  “Being a soldier is more than courage, it's sacrificing yourself for something greater than yourself.” The anonymous quote accurately depicts six members of the Coal City High School class of 2017, as each of them has selected to serve their...

Braidwood Region

05/16/2017 - 6:53pm
A Braidwood couple looking to rehab their home has hit a roadblock. A disagreement over the issue led to a heated interaction between the homeowner and city officials during the Tuesday, May 9, City Council meeting. As it was first reported in The...

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