Wilmington Region

THE DEVELOPER OF RidgePort, now called Elion Logistics Park 55, has asked for a 12-year extension to the tax increment financing agreement, and Wilmington Mayor Roy Strong is asking the council, affected taxing bodies and residents for input. The developer, Elion Partners, is currently offering this 800,000 square foot spec building. The extension would apply on new construction projects.

02/25/2020 - 7:49pm
The extension of the RidgePort Tax Increment Financing District is proving to be a contentious topic, and Mayor Roy Strong isn’t going to go it alone. He’s asking for input from city officials, representatives of the other taxing bodies and...

Coal City Region

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A SENIOR AT Coal City High School, Sophia Jakubowski will step on to the stage next week as the beautiful and tenacious Esmeralda in Coal City Theatre Department’s production of Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The musical will be presented March 6 through 8 and March 13 through 15 in the Coal City Performing Arts Center. Reserved seat tickets are available at

02/25/2020 - 7:31pm
Sophia Jakubowski is like the character she plays—strong-willed, self-assured and kind hearted. A senior at Coal City High School, Jakubowski will step onto the stage next week as the beautiful and tenacious Esmeralda in her school’s production of...

Braidwood Region

02/25/2020 - 6:32pm
Congratulations, Braidwood, you own a helicopter. In fact, you own five helicopters, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Braidwood Police Department made by the Braidwood Journal . The police...

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