SPORTS HEADLINES


  • WILMINGTON SENIOR Sam Hafner escapes a Streator defender while running a kick return on Friday. Hafner scored two touchdowns in the 27-0 victory. Photo by Eric Fisher
    10/13/2018 - 1:11pm

  • THE COAL CITY varsity football players celebrate after defeating Reed-Custer Friday night 14-0 to improve to 7-1 overall with one more game to go before the playoffs. Coal City will travel to Lisle Friday for face the 8-0 Lions. Photo by Shawn Long
    10/13/2018 - 12:50pm

  • THE COAL CITY varsity football players celebrate after defeating Reed-Custer Friday night 14-0 to improve to 7-1 overall with one more game to go before the playoffs. Coal City will travel to Lisle Friday for face the 8-0 Lions. Photo by Shawn Long
    10/13/2018 - 11:49am

  • Photos by Jake Tazelaar GETTING READY TO boot the ball upfield is freshman forward Braxton Brassard last week’s final home match of the regular season.
    10/09/2018 - 4:05pm

  • Photos by Shawn Long REED-CUSTER QUARTERBACK Josh Loomis stays calm in the pocket with Wilmington defensive linemen Jason Tatera and linebacker Landon Flynn bearing down on him during a game where Loomis completed a little under half of his passes.
    10/09/2018 - 4:03pm

  • Photos by Pam Spreitzer COALER QUARTERBACK Payton Hutchings looks for his receiver during Friday’s win against Manteno.
    10/09/2018 - 4:00pm

  • Photos by Pam Spreitzer GOING UP FOR the block at the net is senior McKenna Fitzpatrick for the Coalers in a home conference game.
    10/09/2018 - 3:54pm

  • Photos by Shawn Long SLIPPING THE TACKLE is Wilmington running back Trey Shaw in a game where Shaw and Conner Dempsay combined for over 300 yards on the ground against the Reed-Custer Comets.
    10/09/2018 - 3:52pm
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  • Photo by Eric Fisher DIG IT - Wilmington held it’s Volley For a Cure night last Tuesday when Kiley Sowa defends the back court.
    10/09/2018 - 3:45pm
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  • Photo by Eric Fisher BUMPING THE BALL for the varsity Lady Comets is senior blocker Maggie Meyr.
    10/02/2018 - 4:34pm

  • Photos by Pam Spreitzer BUMPING THE BALL for the varsity Lady Coalers is Luci Hakey.
    10/02/2018 - 4:32pm

  • Photo by Shawn Long HOME SWEET HOME – The Coalers return home this week to host the Manteno Panthers for the final Interstate Eight Large Conference game of the season. Coal City is perfect in the conference and can lock in the title with a 4-0 record in front of their home fans. Part of the Coaler entertainment will be when they enter the field through the inflatable helmet.
    10/02/2018 - 4:30pm

Wilmington Region


WILMINGTON FIREFIGHTERS arrive at 718 S. Water St. to find a gazebo fully engulfed in flames at 3 p.m. Thursday.
10/11/2018 - 4:59pm
A home on one of Wilmington's busiest's streets was severely damaged by fire at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Robert Bland residence at 718. S. Water St., the one with the white picket fence always tastefully decorated during the holidays, suffered damage to...

Coal City Region


THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Dinner has been canceled for this year, but plans are already in the works to offer the free dinner in 2019. In order to get the 1,840 pounds of turkey and traditional sides on the table it takes hundreds of volunteers and more than 100 hours in the kitchen. File photo
10/09/2018 - 5:28pm
    The location was secured, grocery lists made and a team of volunteers were ready to prepare and serve a traditional holiday feast. But when the driving force behind the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner announced he would be unable to lead...

Braidwood Region

10/09/2018 - 6:09pm
Braidwood’s previous mayor has some questions for the current administration, looking for clarity on the state of the city’s finances. In late September, former mayor Bill Rulien approached the city council, asking about funds over a variety of...

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