Wilmington Region

04/16/2021 - 2:05pm
The owners at Elion Logistics Park were back before the City Council on April 7, working through more of the paperwork to secure a change at the site. Elion, formerly known as Ridgeport, is looking to amend its TIF agreement with the city of...

Coal City Region

Photo by Ann Gill
COAL CITY THEATRE Director Jack Micetich [seated center] was recognized last week as the first recipient of Exelon Dresden Station’s Everyday Hero Award. The nuclear station teamed up with the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry to recognize local citizens who went above and beyond to help their community during the pandemic. Micetich started a mask making initiative utilizing remnant fabrics he had on hand. In all, 775 masks were made from the fabrics that were used for custom costume pieces in past productions. Dresden and Chamber officials surprised Micetich with the award during a rehearsal for the upcoming spring musical Something Rotten.

04/13/2021 - 4:50pm
After years of constructing custom costumes, the Coal City Theatre Department had built up a stockpile of remnant fabric, and last spring it was used to help essential workers and community residents protect themselves from the coronavirus. Rather...

Braidwood Region

CONSTRUCTION NOISES COMING from a parcel of land just outside the Braidwood city limit had some folks calling to City Hall last week. The site is the future home of a solar farm, which was approved by the Will County Board back in 2019. Photo by Marney Simon.

04/16/2021 - 1:57pm
Construction along Route 53 just outside the Braidwood city limits had folks nearby calling the city looking for an explanation last week. When city leaders took a deeper look at the noise, they found that Braidwood was the latest spot in the county...

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