Wilmington Region

STEVE NELSON, AND his wife Tina, will celebrate the grand opening of their third business, Route 66 Old School Brewing on Saturday. Nelson anticipates being able to offer 10 local brews, such as the Brookside Bomber, Wildcat Creme Ale and Millrace Porter.

06/11/2019 - 7:49pm
David Ziebell looked at his potential new employers and asked them if they were sure they wanted to start this kind of business at their age. Because it’s a lot of work. The answer was yes, and the result is Route 66 Old School Brewing, which will...

Coal City Region

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THE CAST OF Small Town Theatrics upcoming musical concert “Once On This Island,” rehearses on the Coal City Performing Arts Center stage. The 20-member cast will present the Tony award nominated score in two performances set for Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30.

06/11/2019 - 5:15pm
In celebration of its 10th season Small Town Theatrics will present its first semi-staged concert featuring the Tony Award nominated score of “Once On This Island.” The one-act musical based on the Rosa Guy novel “My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant...

Braidwood Region

FORMER REED-CUSTER pitcher Brent Headrick, drafted by the Minnesota Twins, will forego his senior year at Illinois State University to play professional baseball.
File photo by Eric Fisher

06/11/2019 - 7:55pm
Brent Headrick, the former All State pitcher for Reed-Custer, got the call of his lifetime last week. It was from the Minnesota Twins telling him that they were going to draft him in the ninth round of the Major Leagues First Year Player Draft....

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