Wilmington Region

BACK TO SCHOOL WILL have a different look at each of Wilmington 209-U's four school buildings. The first day of classes is currently set for Aug. 26. Photo by Marney Simon.

08/04/2020 - 3:35pm
Parents in Wilmington School District 209-U have until Wednesday, Aug, 5 to complete their online forms, opting for their children to start the 2020-2021 school year either in person or online. After new guidance was issued by the Illinois State...

Coal City Region

08/04/2020 - 4:02pm
As the 2020-2021 school year draws closer, the Unit 1 School District has a plan in place to educate its students in the midst of a pandemic. A significant part of the plan addresses the health and wellness of students and staff from required...

Braidwood Region

Photo by Jennifer Glasscock
BRAIDWOOD CITY COUNCIL passed three ordinances that were on the table during the July 28 meeting, although two members of the council were in opposition to two of the ordinances. Pictured, from left to right: Charles Hart, commissioner of Public Health and Safety; Doug Money, commissioner of Public Buildings and Property; City Administrator Tony Altiery; Mayor Bob Jones; and Fay Smith, commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements.

08/04/2020 - 3:31pm
Braidwood City Council voted to amend three ordinances during the July 28 meeting, but not everyone was in agreement when it came to some of those proposed amendments. One ordinance amendment that split the council was the approval of the disposal...

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