Community wide garage sales this weekend

    Residents in the village of Coal City are setting up for this weekend’s community-wide garage sale.             A variety of items are for sale as locals are looking to get rid of clothing, books, furniture and other household items. If you are looking for Skylanders, a sleeping bag, snow ski, Kiss collectibles or holiday decorations,  the community-wide sales are the place to find those items and many more.
    The sales will be held, rain or shine, on  Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9. The official hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., however some sales may open or close earlier than the posted time. A few even get started a day or two early.
    Maps of the sale locations will be available on the day of the sales at the village halls in Coal City and Diamond, as well as Rolando’s Furniture and Appliance and Benson Insurance, both located in the 100 block of South Broadway in Coal City. A list will also be posted on the village of Coal City’s website,, on Thursday, Sept. 7.
    Those attending the sales are reminded to completely pull off the street when stopping to shop and to never stop in the middle of the street to take a quick glance at what’s been set out for sale. Motorists are reminded the sales bring added traffic to neighborhoods.