Wilmington Region

THE SHUTDOWN OF the federal government is evident even in Wilmington, where the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie visitor center is closed and local students missed their field trip to learn about prairie stewardship. But the School District did receive federal funds due before the shutdown.
01/22/2019 - 6:49pm
    Two fourth grade classes at Stevens Intermediate School missed out on their field trips to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Tuesday, when they were supposed to take part in winter stewardship activities, because the prairie staff was...

Coal City Region

Courtesy image THE VILLAGE OF Coal City has directed its engineer to put together a final design for the reconstruction of Fifth Avenue north of Division Street. Plans include widening the intersection and installing a center turn lane on Fifth Avenue.
01/22/2019 - 6:36pm
    The village of Coal City has a plan to improve traffic flow at Fifth Avenue and Division Street and  directed its engineer to move forward with a final design.     Engineer Ryan Hansen, of Chamlin & Associates, recently provided the Village...

Braidwood Region

01/22/2019 - 7:15pm
The Reed-Custer School District remains in a strong financial position. On Jan. 16, the district’s financial audit for the 2018 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, was presented to the members of the Board of Education. The audit produced an...

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