Wilmington Region

A PROPOSAL TO turn the grassy area at the corner of Jackson and Water Street into usable space envisions a flexible use public plaza, linked to a bicycle path and a riverwalk on the millrace.
06/19/2018 - 9:02pm
    The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will hold an open house on Tuesday to give residents a chance to view a draft plan for the future of the downtown business district.     CMAP had awarded the city a Local Technical Assistance Program...

Coal City Region

Photo by Ann Gill From a spectator’s perspective, umping may just consist of sitting behind home plate and calling balls and strikes, but there’s lot more to this job and comes with its challenges. The Coal City Baseball and Softball Assocation utilizes youth umpires to call its games. On the roster of umpires is high school baseball player Mickey McDowell who braved last weekends heat to call a game for the Coal City Chaos U8 team.
06/19/2018 - 7:14pm
Being a mediator of a great American pastime is no easy task. Players and fans of all ages flock to the baseball diamond to learn about one of the most iconic sports in the world. However, there is a side of the sport that does not involve playing...

Braidwood Region

06/19/2018 - 5:57pm
Braidwood’s Emergency Services Disaster Agency (ESDA) has some new wheels in its fleet. On June 12, the council approved the purchase of a Ford Expedition for ESDA’s use. The used vehicle will cost $2,550. “The vehicles that we use are used for all...

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