Wilmington Region

A COUPLE IS SEEN standing on the abutment of the Kankakee River dam in Wilmington on Saturday, Sept. 24. The pair walked past the barriers to take a peek at the dam. Photo by Marney Simon.

09/29/2020 - 4:00pm
Plans to put a guard rail up near the Kankakee River Dam in Wilmington have been in the works for some time. However, the pace of those plans seems to be going nowhere, with orange sawhorses continuing to be the only barrier between people and...

Coal City Region

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FIRST RESPONDERS FROM four fire protection districts participated in a week long training program focused on victim recovery from a motor vehicle accident. The final day of training involved a multi-vehicle accident scenario that was stagged at Shopwerks in Braceville. The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s certification course was hosted by the Coal City Fire Protection District.

09/29/2020 - 4:46pm
First responders representing four fire departments within Division 15 of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System [MABAS 15] joined together in a week long certification course. The Coal City Fire Protection District hosted the 40 hour Vehicle and Machinery...

Braidwood Region

Photo by Jennifer Glasscock
THE CITY OF Braidwood is planning to upgrade homes in town with a new water meter transceiver, which will simply send your monthly read to city employees and get rid of the need for employees to walk from house to house.

09/29/2020 - 5:16pm
The city of Braidwood is moving ahead with a plan to upgrade water meters for about half the city, using just over $114,000 in coronavirus relief funding, announced city officials last week. The money, with wiggle room up to $115,000 — comes from...

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