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A NEW WINE BAR is expected to set up shop soon at 115 N. Water St. in downtown Wilmington. The city council last week approved the addition of a new liquor license to be granted to the owner of the Blue Horse. Photo by Marney Simon.

06/22/2021 - 4:26pm
An increase in the number of liquor licenses allowed in the city of Wilmington has paved the way for a new business to open up on Water Street. On June 15, members of the City Council approved an amendment to the city code, changing the number of...

Coal City Region

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ACTING ON TIPS from the community, Grundy County Sheriff’s detectives learned the identity of a suspect in the June 20 armed robbery of the Casey’s General Store in Mazon. Joseph Kneller, 22, of Morris, was arrested for the crime Tuesday evening.

06/23/2021 - 11:06am
MORRIS MAN IN CUSTODY Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley reports tips to a social media post proved invaluable in determining the identity of a man accused in an armed robbery. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, Grundy County Sheriff’s detectives arrested...

Braidwood Region

REED-CUSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT Assistant Superintendent for Operations Mark Hulbert will retire at the end of this month. Hulbert was recognized by the Board of Education at their regular meeting on June 16. Photo provided.

06/22/2021 - 4:14pm
The Reed-Custer School District’s Assistant Superintendent for Operations Mark Hulbert was given a sendoff by the Board of Education on June 16, during their regular monthly meeting. Hulbert, who served first as the Director for Operations and then...

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