Wilmington Region


08/19/2019 - 5:00pm
Will County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at the Knights Inn/River Road truck stop on Lorenzo Road in Wilmington early Sunday morning, and took the perpetrator into custody. Deputies arrived at...

Coal City Region

Courtesy photos COAL CITY HIGH School’s Coalers with Character group recently returned from an educational trip that took them to Ohio and Indiana. The students enjoyed batting practice on Progressive Field before the Cleveland Indians hosted the Houston Astros. Prior to the game, the group spent some time with CCHS graduate Joe Kessler, who is the Indian’s strength & conditioning coach. Taking part in the trip were (from left, row one): Grace Norris, Lauren Ferrari, Madison Emerson, Regan Ullrich, Maci Baldauf and Carly Ford. Coalers with Character sponsor Brad Boresi is in row two with Abram Wills, Nolan Berger, Ashton Harvey, Kessler, Caden Hennessy, Evan Rivera, Natalie Durham, Derek Carlson, Coalers with Charater sponsor Corey Mikula and Drew Durham.

08/13/2019 - 5:21pm
The Coalers with Character program was organized to improve the leadership and character traits of the district’s student athletes. The CCHS program got its start last summer with instruction on how to utilize leadership and character to become a...

Braidwood Region

THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL year has officially begun, and several new teachers across all three Reed-Custer schools are joining the faculty, including (from left) Andrea Natyshok, kindergarten teacher; Alex Paolone, fifth to eighth grade band director; Rachel Ball, middle school reading specialist; Sara Niedrich, high school family and consumer sciences teacher; Tracy Spoto, second grade teacher; and Ashley Headrick, third grade special education teacher.

08/14/2019 - 12:27pm
Classrooms are prepped, backpacks are packed and school is back in session for the 2019-2020 school year. Six new teachers are joining the Reed-Custer community this fall, bringing with them a range of experience and strengths. Some of the teachers...

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