Wilmington Region

THE CITY CREW LAST week installed no parking signs on North Water Street, and surprised business owners and residents who didn’t know the restriction was coming.

10/08/2019 - 8:23pm
When the signs went up last week, downtown business owners and residents took note. The signs, notifying the public of a new parking restriction, will mean that nobody, even residents, will be able to park overnight on North Water Street....

Coal City Region

Photo by Ann Gill COAL CITY HIGH School wrestling coach Mark Masters has been selected by the Illinois High School Association as its 2018-2019 Illinois Wrestling Coach of the Year. The honor automatically qualifies Masters for the National Federation of State High School Associations Coach of the Year Award.

10/08/2019 - 5:37pm
Under the leadership of Mark Masters, the Coaler wrestling team has earned multiple regional and sectional titles and qualified for the state’s dual team finals — resulting in trophies being added to the case. And, his guidance has led to multiple...

Braidwood Region

Photo by Jennifer Glasscock
ON MONDAY MORNING, workers began maintenance on machinery at Exelon’s Braidwood Generating Station as a part of the planned refueling outage. While Unit 1 is down for refueling, workers are able to access areas of the plant they normally wouldn’t be able to.

10/08/2019 - 6:33pm
On Monday, one of the two reactors at Exelon’s Braidwood Generating Station was temporarily removed from service, beginning an outage that will allow workers to refuel and perform maintenance over the next several weeks. In a press release issued...

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