Wilmington Region

09/11/2019 - 9:20am
While few people think twice about having to pay sales tax when they’re swiping their credit or debit card, those extra few cents or dollars tacked onto every purchase adds up. In Wilmington, it adds up to more than twice the amount of retail tax...

Coal City Region

09/16/2019 - 3:41pm
Ever wonder how nuclear power is generated or how a nuclear power plant works? Find the answers to these questions and more at Exelon Generation’s Community Information Night: a free, family-friendly event at Dresden Generating Station on Tuesday,...

Braidwood Region

Photo by Jennifer Glasscock
CLOSING A CHAPTER — Janet Johnston is preparing to retire from her 30-year career at Reed-Custer High School at the end of the school year, where she served as a teacher for 17 years and a librarian for the last 13 years. She has also been coordinating homecoming week at the high school for 28 years.

09/17/2019 - 5:28pm
At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, librarian Janet Johnston will close out her 30-year career in the same place she began — at Reed-Custer High School. This week, from Sept. 15 to 21, is the last homecoming week that Johnston will help plan...

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