Wilmington Region

THE ISLAND PARK District is considering adding a referendum to the March 17 primary election ballot that will allow it to issue bonds to upgrade the park in Northcrest once the city transfers ownership of the property. The district issued bonds in 2014 to create the fitness, community and administrative center at 315 N. Water St., pictured in this file photo from the April 2014 grand opening of the facility.

11/12/2019 - 8:58pm
The Island Park District is likely to put a referendum on the ballot for the March 17 primary election. By state law, the district could carry a little over $1 million in debt without seeking voter permission to do so, however, it can’t access...

Coal City Region

LOVE COMES QUICKLY for Princess Anna (Ava Houston) who finds Hans (Jared Counterman) to be somewhat of a prince charming upon their first meeting during the Princess Elsa’s coronation. However, the announcement of their engagement sets off a series of events that leave the kingdom in eternal winter. The story of Princess Anna and her sister, Elsa will be told as Coal City Middle School presents Disney’s Frozen, Jr. during a three show run that begins Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Coal City Performing Arts Center.

11/12/2019 - 5:35pm
A royal family beloved by all with two princesses who’s story starts when they were small. It’s a story first told on the big screen and later adapted to the stage, and this week a group of talented young students will share the story of the...

Braidwood Region


11/15/2019 - 12:37pm
Kevin Macha, 29, a Joliet resident and former Reed-Custer Middle School teacher, pleaded guilty in Will County Circuit Court to possession of child pornography — a class three felony. He was sentenced two years of probation, and must register as a...

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