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  • 11/29/2022 - 8:52am
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  • THE COAL CITY VOLLEYBALL team gave Abby Stiles a send off to state on Tuesday when the Coal City junior was challenged to serve the ball over the net and in play withing 30 seconds to win free pizza for the student section. Stiles nailed it on her second try bringing cheers from Lady Coalers and fans.

    Photo by Amy Walker

    10/20/2022 - 10:06am
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  • ON THE RUN after catching a pass from quarterback Ryder Meents (12) is Wilmington senior Hunter Hayes who finished Friday’s game with a 16-yard catch.
    Photo by Alyssa Ohlund

    09/28/2022 - 4:20pm
  • 09/28/2022 - 4:14pm
  • GOING TO STATE! The Reed-Custer Middle School A softball team won the sectional title on Saturday at Bishop McNamara School in Kankakee. The Lady Panthers now advance to state, playing on Friday at Champions Field in Normal. Team members include (from left, kneeling) Gracie Robinson, Amber Syc, Reese Brown, Caysie Esparza, Kamryn Wilkey and Peyton Landgraff. Standing are assistant coach Taylor Meents, head coach Lynn Zoltani, Kamrynn Skonetski, Sophie Moyers, Kirstin Klein, Taylor Bova, Brooklyn Gonzalez, Mackenzie Foote, Atiana Hood, Harlie Liebermann and helpers Addi Brown and Mya Beard.
    Courtesy photo

    09/20/2022 - 6:08pm
  • SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS after giving a second effort to gain a critical first down late in the game at Peotone Friday is Wilmington running back Kyle Farrell.
    Photo by Elaine Ohlund

    09/20/2022 - 6:05pm
  • ALL CONFERENCE GOLFERS (from left) included Coal City’s Dakota Clubb, Kylee Kennell and Emma Varnak on Monday.

    09/20/2022 - 5:57pm
  • THE COMET DEFENSE was relentless against Elmwood Park as defenders Nick Cieslak, Rex Pfeifer and Quy Nguyen sack the team's punter near his end zone. They will have to be just as fast this Friday at Arcola.

    08/30/2022 - 5:38pm
  • SENIOR BRADEN REILLY makes a move to avoid the approaching Morris defender Ryan Wolenczuk as he gains yardage in the Coaler’s season opener with neighboring Morris.

    08/30/2022 - 5:31pm
  • A BIG STOP late in the game was made by Ryan Nelson (25), Joel Greenridge (33) and Cade McCubbin against Marengo. While Wilmington’s defense is young with mostly juniors and sophomores, it is quick and will have to get to the ball against Lisle at home Friday.

    08/30/2022 - 5:17pm

Wilmington Region

A MAP OF THE PROPOSED Love's site shows a roadway to be constructed between River Road and Peotone Road, off of Route 53, to accomodate truck and car traffic into the new Love's Travel Center. The Wilmington City Council approved the project by a 6-1 vote, following a two hour public comment session on Nov. 15. Image provided.

11/22/2022 - 4:29pm
An annexation agreement to allow a Love’s Travel Center to be built at River Road and Route 53 narrowly passed the Wilmington City Council on Nov. 15, following a two hour public comment period where several members of the public asked for the city...

Coal City Region

Photo by Ann Gill
ONORATO REAL ESTATE handed over an $800 donation to Coal City High School’s student council. The funds representing the proceeds of a basket raffle held on the day of the homecoming parade. Student council president Braiden Young accepts the donation check from businessman Mike Onorato. Joining in the presentation are council members and real estate agents [seated, from left] Carley Morris, Kerigan Copes, Ethan Scrogham, Lucas Pfizenmaier and Barnabas Rivera. Standing behind those seated on the left in the second row are Peyton Parks, Brooklyn Aguirre, Ava George, Adaline Dowling, Elsa Bunton and Nancy Mahoney. In row three: Will Johnke, Riley Clements, Adhley Meyerhoff and Stephanie Sarff. Standing to the right in row two Bradley Burla, Max Hone and Owen Franklin. In row three on the right are Sandy Hennessy, Hunter Nettles, Dylan Young, Keaton Stroner  and Michael O'Hare.

12/06/2022 - 4:44pm
Local businessman Mike Onorato handed over a big check with a big number representing a big day in the community. For a second consecutive year, Onorato and his brother, Paul invited the town to stop by their real estate office for a taco as they...

Braidwood Region

11/29/2022 - 3:51pm
Students in the Reed-Custer School District were able to show academic gains over the past year, despite the challenges and learning loss that plagued every school in the nation as a result of the pandemic. The annual Illinois Report Card for the...

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