Wilmington Region

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED Saturday to search the Kankakee River State Park north of the river for retired teacher Dan Jarski, who was last seen Sept. 9. His van was found Sept. 11, in the parking lot of hunting area 6, on Route 113 east of the Custer Park area.
11/08/2018 - 10:39am
Volunteers are needed to help search on Saturday, Nov. 10, for missing retired Andrew High School teacher Daniel Jarski of Grant Park. The search group will gather at 8 a.m. at Kankakee River State Park to comb a fishing/boat launch area located...

Coal City Region

HARDWARE STORE OWNER Albert McGuckin, played by Cody Rogers, encourages Emily, played by Addey Connor, to go to the high school homecoming dance in a scene from Coal City High School's upcoming production of "The Sparrow."
11/06/2018 - 4:28pm
When Sydney Carlos takes the stage this weekend for Coal City High School's fall play it will be her first and her last. Up until this school year, Carlos has only taken the stage for the school's musical productions, but for her senior year she...

Braidwood Region

NEW HOMES ARE POPPING up all over Braidwood. Mayor Jim Vehrs said the city is on track to reach 50 new home permits this year.
11/06/2018 - 7:27pm
Braidwood's mayor is fighting back against rumor and innuendo that the city is failing to grow. Mayor Jim Vehrs said a reduction in crime and improvements at both the school district and the library have turned Braidwood into popular location for...

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