Wilmington Region

THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED a resolution last week seeking a referendum to institute a countywide sales tax of 1 percent for school facilities.
05/16/2018 - 3:01pm
    The Board of Education last week voted to support a new tax in Will county - an alternative source of revenue that shifts the burden away from property taxes to sales taxes to help maintain or improve school facilities.      The Illinois...

Coal City Region

COAL CITY High School seniors are preparing this week for the pomp and circumstance of commencement. The class of 2018 will be recognized and receive diplomas during a 2 p.m. ceremony on Sunday, May 20 at the high school. The top 10 percent of the graduating class will be honored during the ceremony. At the top of the class academically are: (front center) valedictorian Erica Forehand. Row two: Kaleb Spreitzer, salutatorian Carter Copes and Yehonatan Figueroa. Standing: Sean Micetich, Nick Berta, Sarah Moore and Madeline Tucker. Row four: Cade Robson, Jessica Hanley, Brenna Kelly, Bridget Kauzlaric, Abigail Charles, Lindsay Stopka, Abbey Brown, Madeline Moore and Beau Wills. Photo by Ann Gill
05/15/2018 - 6:50pm
     On Sunday, Carter Copes and his fellow classmates will depart Coal City High School with more than a diploma in their hand.     Each member of the class of 2018 will leave high school ready to embark on the next phase of life whether its...

Braidwood Region

REASONS TO LEAVE — Will County Judges Ben Braun and Victoria McKay Kennison give a presentation to Reed-Custer High School students on the dangers of underage drinking and drugs, and give them a few reasons to avoid the court system and just say no.
05/15/2018 - 5:58pm
Students at Reed-Custer High School got a chance to hear about the consequences of making bad choices from two people who see just what happens to those teens who get busted. On May 14, Judge Ben Braun and Judge Victoria McKay Kennison, who both sit...

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