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Wilmington Region

A NON-HIGHWAY VEHICLE is seen driving through the South Island park this week. City leaders in Wilmington are reminding the public that gold carts and non-highway vehicles must be registered with the city, can only be driven on city streets, and must be operated by those with a valid driver’s license.Photo by Marney Simon.

06/15/2021 - 3:27pm
City officials in Wilmington want to make sure that folks who travel through town on golf carts are following the rules. On June 8, Alderman Dennis Vice brought up the issue of golf cart travel during a meeting of the Committee of the Whole, noting...

Coal City Region

06/17/2021 - 4:05pm
SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra steps to enter. Gov. JB Pritzker announced the “all in for the win” vaccine lottery at an event in...

Braidwood Region

THINGS REMAIN TENSE during meetings of the Braidwood City Council over a new hire in the streets department. City leaders said during the June 8 regular meeting of the City Council that incomplete paperwork was holding up the process. Free Press file photo.

06/15/2021 - 3:40pm
Controversy over a new hire in the city of Braidwood’s streets department continues to be the dominating topic at regular meetings of the City Council. On June 8, City Clerk Adam Beaty called the hire an issue that has “plagued the city” for the...

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