Wilmington Region

APERION CARE of Wilmington reported its first case of COVID-19 after being virus-free for more than two months after going into lockdown. Their employees have done a commendable job of averting the virus and have rightly deserve the display erected in front of the Kahler Road facility that calls them heroes. Photo by Eric Fisher.

05/19/2020 - 4:58pm
The city of Wilmington remains on the low end of COVID-19 cases, with cases inside the city limit remaining under 10. According to the Will County Health Department, there have been 20 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the 60481 zip code. But...

Coal City Region

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Representative Greg Harris, D-Chicago, gives his opening remarks on SB 264, the state budget for the new fiscal year starting in July, during an extended session of the Illinois House of Representatives on Saturday night at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield.

05/24/2020 - 9:26am
SPRINGFIELD – The Senate early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains tentative depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential...

Braidwood Region

Photo by Jennifer Glasscock
BRIANNE AND AMBER Clavenna proudly hold up their high school diplomas.

05/19/2020 - 5:24pm
Although the Reed-Custer High School class of 2020 wasn’t able to walk across the stage on Sunday on what was supposed to be commencement, graduates still got a chance to commemorate their big day with the school’s first-ever virtual graduation...

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