Help Wanted

Hiring skilled carpenters and people skilled in remodeling. $15-$20/hr. Call 815-666-0652 or 815-579-8044.
Looking for a hard worker to help with heavy lifting and miscellaneous outside work. Call 815-634-4216.
$500 SIGNING BONUS - Reed-Custer School District, Braidwood, has a permanent substitute bus driver opening. Guaranteed at least 4 hours each school day. Rate of pay $17.00 an hour with a possible increase based on experience.  Call 815-458-4135.
Part-time fry cook/cook needed. Apply at Nelly’s, 140 Bridge St. in Wilmington.
South Wilmington Grade School has an opening for a Certified Paraprofessional for the 2020-2021 school year. Candidate must meet State of Illinois Paraprofessional qualifications. Interested candidates please contact Mrs. Cynthia Christensen, Superintendent at 815-228-4280 or email with “Paraprofessional” in heading. Tentative start date is August 14, 2020.
Braidwood dealership seeks PT custodian. Looking for someone to come by the store twice per week either in the morning or evening outside of business hours to clean the floors, washrooms and shops. Estimated at 3-5hrs./week. We will provide the supplies. Pay is negotiable. Apply in person, 520 W. Coal City Rd., Braidwood.
Need to hire a Road Commissioner for Florence Township. Contact William Quigley, Supervisor Florence Township at 815-478-3716 for details.

Homes for Rent

Country home for rent, 2 BR, 2 BA, 5 miles west of Coal City, utilities not included, $1,100/mo., $1,100 sec. deposit, most pets acceptable, no smoking, Call 630-330-0299.
Wilmington, adorable 2 BR w/bonus in law suite w/ full bath, C/A, appliances, washer/dryer, $1,100 mo., first, last and security required, call 815-476-7278.
2BR/1BA home for rent, farm setting. West River Rd 2 miles south of Wilmington. No pets, no smoking. $1,250/mo Call 217-369-0747 for showings.
Wilmington, 1 BR, stove, refrigerator(courtesy), $750 month, security deposit, first month’s rent and lease. No smoking, no pets. Utilities not included. 815-931-9537.
Townhouse for rent in Coal City, 145 North Street. 3BR, 2BA, attached 2 car garage, available Sept. 1. $1,300/mo rent. Call 815-768-0681.

Wanted to Buy

Looking for 1996-2004 Chevy or GMC 4x4 pickup truck, good condition. Call 815-941-0405.

Garage Sale

HUGE multi-family big building sale. 6625 N. Will Rd., Wilmington (off of Lorenzo, at the end of County Line Rd on the left). August 14, 15,16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 from 9am-4pm and Sept. 4, 5, 6 from 9am-4pm. Everything from a piano to kitchenware. Too many things to list.
430 S. Division St., Braidwood. Aug. 14th & 15th from 8am-3pm. Five family sale, hunting, fishing, port-a-crib, baker’s rack, women’s, teen & petite name brand clothes, crafts, antique pedal car, household.
185 S. Primrose Dr., Coal City (Meadow Estates) July 31-Aug. 2 and then Aug. 7-9 from 8am-5pm. Reloading supplies, clay pigeon trap thrower, tools, lighter collection, Guardian ware w/lids, bar stools, rocker, desk chair, Christmas items and much more
Diamond-20 family garage sales throughout Diamond Estates & Farmstone. Thurs., Aug. 6, 6-8pm; Fri., Aug. 7, 8am-3pm; Sat., Aug. 8, 8am-3pm. Mark your calendars! Tons of Stuff! Don’t miss this one!

Apartments for Rent

Cabery, 2BR apartment. Stove, refrigerator, A/C, washer/dryer, partial basement, yard. $500/mo. Call 815-365-4484.
Braidwood, 2 BR, appliances and garbage included, laundry on-site, no pets, references. $675/mo. $1,000 security deposit. Call 815-365-2829.
Coal City-70 W. Center St., 1 BR apt., good location for walking to stores, no smoking/no pets, deposit of 1 mo. rent, window AC, stove/fridge furnished. Credit check needed, $650/mo., 815-634- 8800.
Coal City, newer 2 BR, 1 BA, eat in kitchen, gas heat, CA, laundry facility, pet friendly, ample parking, close to schools and park, $850 to $875/mo., 815-634-4244. See pictures at

Elder Care Providers

Retired RN, will care for elderly/disabled person or couple in my Wilmington home, call 815-708-5805.
Do you have a loved one that needs care at home? Alzheimer’s, dementia care, personal care, bathing, grooming, dressing, medication reminders, light housework, run errands. Over 20 yrs experience. References upon request. Call 815-954-2235.


2 cemetery plots, Braceville Gardner Cemetery. Block 21, lot 15 on west end. Plots are north & south of each other. $400 for both. 815-634-4446
Dry, seasoned oak firewood $129, cherry BBQ firewood $169. Wood racks $49, Camping Wood $99. The best firewood & quick, friendly service. 815-260-0108.
GET HELP APPLYING FOR A FOID CARD We take color photographs for gun owners’ cards (FOID) for $10 and help you complete the application online. Illinois State Police won’t answer the FOID hotline but you can complete your application with our computer. Call for an appointment most days (but Tuesdays) 9a.m. to 4p.m. Do not wear white or very pale colors. Call 815-476-7966. The Free Press office, 111 S. Water St., Wilmington. Please wear a mask
Hall Rental - Available for parties, showers & meetings. Seats 100 people, full kitchen available. If interested call New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City, 815-634-8332.


8 foot pond prowler, 2 seats, get back in where the big ones are! $200. Call 815-458-6645.

Service & Repairs

Mechanic, transmissions, engines, auto repairs, general maintenance. We will also install your car parts, new or used. Call for unbeatable prices. 815-476-2584.
Julie’s Remodeling Siding, soffit, roof repairs, painting,welding repairs, seamless gutters, fencing, tree removal, lawn care, Complete Handyman service! Bonded and Insured, 20 yrs., call 815-791-5731.
A Thousand Words Photography 385 N. Second Ave. Coal City Mandy Eaton 815-791-2913
Mike Collins Roofing, re-shingles and modified rubber and gutter cleaning, aluminum gutter screen, blown-in insulation in attics. INSULATION. Get a free estimate for blown in insulation for attics from Mike Collins Roofing. Keep your house cooler in summertime and warmer in the winter. lic # 104.007296. Ask for Mike at 815-730-1303.
BOHAC DIRTWORKS Excavating, Grading, Dozer Work, Sand, Gravel, Black Dirt, Private Ponds and Lakes, Ditch Cleaning, Demolition Office: 815-458-2542 Cell Phones: 405-5981 - John, 791-0153 - John Jr., 791-0750 - Justen
Bradley Pest Control Termite/Pest Specialist. Real estate inspection, Rodent Control and Exclusion Call Phil at 815-405-5020 cc38a-

Duplex for Rent

Rent or rent to own in Dwight: 2 BR/2 BA Newer half-duplex, Lrg basement, 2 car garage. HW floors, SS appliances. $1695 Rent applies to purchase. Call for details. 815-275-8002.
Diamond, 1570 Patmore, 2 BR, 1 BA, decent kitchen w/ all appliances, 1 car garage, repainted and new floors. No pets. $1,000, call 815-941-4832.


2003 Ford Taurus, new tires, runs good. $1,100 obo. Call 815-274-9639.

For Free

Free for the hauling, horse manure, Wilmington area, call 815-931-0098.

Situations Wanted

Wanted: Stories about local people, organizations and events. If you know a neighbor with an interesting hobby, collection or cause, give the editor a call at 1-815-634-0315 or 1-815-476-7966.

Lost & Found

Have you found a lost pet or lost a pet in Will County? Please call Will County Animal Control. We may have your pet. We want to reunite your family, 815-462-5633.


Large Selection of Dog and Cat Food, treats, accessories, health aids, clothing, Birthday treats, wall art, jewelry, gifts, greeting cards and Home of Fritters for Critters Pet Treats. New! Brew and Chew Dog Treats. Trinity Barkery 240 W. Baltimore Wilmington., Il 60481 815-476-5104