Wilmington Region

THE UPDATED MAP FROM the Illinois Department of Public Health showed that as of Tuesday afternoon, the 60481 zip code has a total of 81 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Image provided.

08/11/2020 - 3:15pm
There has been a rise in reported cases of the novel coronavirus in Wilmington. Police Chief Phil Arnold reported the most recent numbers, shared with the department by the Will County Health Department, during the Aug. 4 meeting of the City Council...

Coal City Region

08/11/2020 - 4:38pm
Five months after students abruptly left their classrooms in a state mandated shutdown, school doors are set to reopen. In just seven days—barring any unforeseen directives by the state—students in the Unit 1 School District will resume their...

Braidwood Region

Photo by Jennifer Glasscock THIS DOWNED TREE on Main Street in Braidwood is an example of the damage that high winds can cause. Although Braidwood did not see as much damage as surrounding communities such as Joliet, high winds did cause loss of power to many residents in the southeast portion of Braidwood at least well into Tuesday.

08/11/2020 - 3:56pm
Severe weather swept through northern Illinois Monday evening, leaving many residents in Braidwood without power well into Tuesday. In Braidwood, high winds that caused a tree to fall on a power line resulted in power outages on the city’s southeast...

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