Wilmington Region

WILMINGTON POLICE OFFICER Jerry Tutor retired after being a part-time officer here for 35 years. He was recognized Tuesday night by the City Council and Chief of Police Phil Arnold.
01/15/2019 - 9:14pm
    He’s only been a part-timer, their “hillbilly interpreter,” their Barney Fife — although he says he’s more like Andy Taylor — and after 35 years behind the badge, Officer Jerry “Toot” Tutor has retired from the Wilmington Police Department...

Coal City Region

THE VILLAGE OF Coal City is set to declare land located north of Route 113 between the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads as surplus property and place the land for sale through a competitive bid process.
01/15/2019 - 7:43pm
     A strip of land once belonging to the village of Eileen will soon be up for sale.     After years of maintaining the land that runs between the Burlington Northern and Union Pacific rail lines, the village of Coal City has determined it’s in...

Braidwood Region

01/15/2019 - 7:38pm
The city of Braidwood is facing a dire financial situation, despite the mayor’s reassurance earlier this month that things are moving along well. And, it appears, at least part of the problem stems from a previous audit that was off by hundreds of...

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