Wilmington Region

FRAN TUTOR (left) was the first to file a nominating petition to run for a seat on the City Council in the April 2 Consolidated Election. City administrator and election official Joie Ziller, stamped Tutor's documents as received. Petitions can be turned in to each respective governing unit until 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.
12/11/2018 - 7:06pm
    The first day to file a nominating petition to get on the ballot in the April 2 Consolidated Election was Monday.     Voters will elect representatives to serve on the City Council and the park, school and library boards.     Prospective...

Coal City Region

PIPER SORG, of Wilmington, likes to look and touch all of the ornaments on her family tree. She is especially fond of the sparkly ones. Do you have a favorite ornament on your tree? We’d like to share a photo of your ornament with our readers. See the story below for details on sharing your favorite ornament.
12/11/2018 - 4:57pm
In 1966, Linda Wrightstone received a card from her boyfriend featuring a holographic bunny wrapped in Christmas lights. The card spelled love for the two, who eventually married. Thirty years later the couple stopped by a Christmas shop where they...

Braidwood Region

12/04/2018 - 7:31pm
The beard is real! Santa Claus made a visit to Braidwood on Saturday, Dec. 1, during the annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas Parade. The event, sponsored by the Braidwood Area Chamber of Commerce, ended with free hot dogs, cookies, hot...

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