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A JOLIET POLICE SQUAD CAR caught this still shot of a a Wilmington ambulance as it was was stolen from Amita St. Joseph Hospital in the early morning hours of July 1, 2021. The Wilmington Fire Protection District is awaiting a permanent replacement for the rig, but in the meantime was able to secure a used ambulance, allowing the department to continue to run three ambulances. Joliet Police Department image.

10/12/2021 - 4:46pm
The Wilmington Fire Protection District is still awaiting the arrival of its newest ambulance. But, the district has been able to keep a three-ambulance fleet running after purchasing a used rig, made necessary after one of its ambulances was stolen...

Coal City Region

Photo by Ann Gill
TIME FOR TEA—Alice [McKenna Patten] joins the March Hare [Stephen Byers] and the Mad Hatter [Landen Selio] for a spot of tea in the school’s production of “Alice in Wonderland.”

10/12/2021 - 4:48pm
As the winds blow through the park, the catalpa tree twists a little more, much like the story about to be told under it branches. The century old trees that line Carbon Hill Park provide the perfect backdrop for a story that finds a curious young...

Braidwood Region

10/12/2021 - 4:34pm
Drug Take Back Day is returning to Braidwood, and the members of Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition (BAHCC) are urging the public to take part. Drug Take Back Day is a bi-annual effort spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA...

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