Wilmington Region

07/14/2020 - 4:49pm
Wilmington School District 209-U is looking to have kids back in their desks when classes are set to resume next month. During a special school board session held on July 7, Superintendent Dr. Matt Swick said that while not totally finalized, the...

Coal City Region

UNIT 1 School Superintendent Dr. Kent Bugg will host a virtual town hall to address the district's recommended return to school plan at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. The virtual town hall can be accessed at Questions can be submitted at https;// For those unable to view the town hall at its scheduled time, the presentation will be recorded and available for later or repeated viewing on the district’s website at

07/14/2020 - 5:18pm
As the start of a new school year draws closer, Unit 1 Superintendent Dr. Kent Bugg will discuss the district’s recommended return to school plan during a virtual town hall. Drafted with input from 60-plus individuals, the plan includes procedures...

Braidwood Region

DO YOU KNOW what’s under your home? The Illinois State Geological Survey interactive map allows you to view the locations of coal mining activity and the locations of coal shafts. The map can be accessed at

07/14/2020 - 4:09pm
Last week, the Braidwood Journal published an article about a sinkhole that had formed in the easement between two homes on West 3rd Street in Braidwood. The cause of that sinkhole is thought to be the result of part of an old mine deep below ground...

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