Wilmington Region

THE MEMBERS OF VFW Post 5422 opened their new hall in August, but are so short of funds right now they may have to turn off the lights and lock the doors for good.

10/22/2019 - 7:21pm
They fought some of the toughest battles of the 20th century, but the battle local veterans wage right here at home might be the one that ultimately defeats them. Wilmington Malcolm J. Mayo VFW Post 5422 celebrated the new hall’s grand opening...

Coal City Region

IN RESPONSE TO a community request to ban the burning of leaves and other yard waste, the villages of Coal City and Diamond came up with what they believed was a compromise plan and amended town code, making changes to the established rules. Diamond residents have the ability to burn from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 of each year and Coal City residents can’t light their leaf piles on fire until Dec. 1.

10/22/2019 - 7:49pm
Fall has arrived and the change of season is marked with cooler temperatures and less sunshine. It’s also the time when the leaves change color and begin to fall from their branches. As leaves start piling up the village of Coal City reminds its...

Braidwood Region

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THE 13-ACRE PROPERTY at the intersection of Route 53 (Front Street) and Division Street in Braidwood, known as 435 Enterprise Drive, could soon be bought by a trucking company. The Braidwood Plan Commission met Monday to discuss the re-zoning of the property, which would accommodate the potential buyer.

10/22/2019 - 6:15pm
A new trucking business could be moving to Route 53, bringing with it 20 or more jobs, if the property purchase goes through. The Braidwood Planning and Zoning Commission met for the first time in almost one year on Monday night. The main issue on...

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