Wilmington Region

THIS STOREFRONT AT 116 N. Water St. owned by the Jeffries family was the first to be improved under the city’s facade improvement grant program. Ryan Jeffries said restoration cost about $8,000, and nearly 50 percent was eligible for reimbursement under the terms of the program.
09/18/2018 - 7:42pm
    Mayor Roy Strong says the original intent of a local grant program was to support the historic downtown business district, and the council is generally on board with changing the city code to reflect that.     The facade improvement grant...

Coal City Region

09/18/2018 - 7:29pm
     The Metropolitan Alliance of Police Chapter 186 and the village of Coal City have come to terms on a six-year collective bargaining agreement that assures fair compensation to officers while limiting the town’s pension exposure.     The terms...

Braidwood Region

09/18/2018 - 7:00pm
The Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition (BAHCC) will bring a unique type of therapy to local residents in the coming months. Earlier this month, the coalition announced it had received $10,000 in grant funds from the Community Foundation of...

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