Wilmington Region

NEWLY SWORN IN WPD Sergeant Samantha Sullivan has her badge pinned on by her father. Sullivan makes history in the WPD as the department’s first female sergeant. Photo by Marney Simon.

05/11/2021 - 5:08pm
The Wilmington Police Department has promoted three of its officers to a new rank. On May 4, Kristopher Hopper, Daniel Brimer, and Samantha Sullivan were each officially promoted to Sergeant with the WPD. Police Chief Phil Arnold said the promotions...

Coal City Region

05/13/2021 - 5:19pm
SPRINGFIELD – The state is opening vaccinations to Illinoisans age 12-15, and a major theme park operator is offering 50,000 free admission tickets in an effort to encourage vaccination in that age group. That news came as the governor’s office...

Braidwood Region

HEAD OF THE CLASS — Twelve members of the RCHS Class of 2021 were named as Illinois State Scholars. The list was released in April. State Scholars are recognized for their superior academic achievement. State scholars rank in approximately the top 10% of high school seniors from 676 schools across the state. Photo provided.

05/11/2021 - 4:58pm
Reed-Custer High School is home to 12 Illinois State Scholars. The academic recognition recently announced by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). “In a year when students and families across the state and the nation have face...

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