Wilmington Region

HAVING NOTED NO objections to the Union Pacific’s plans for the Kankakee Street crossing, a proposed order has been filed that could get construction started. The low-clearance grade status, which is problematic for some trucks, like this one that got stuck in April, will remain in place.

06/18/2019 - 8:35pm
The Union Pacific Railroad has a tentative go-ahead to proceed with modifications at the Kankakee Street crossing with the filing of a proposed order by the Illinois Commerce Commission. The UP and the Illinois Department of Transportation are...

Coal City Region

06/18/2019 - 7:37pm
There were plenty of hugs and high-fives for the young girl who arrived with a basket full of beverages for volunteers working in the playground not far from her home. Sophia brought bottles of water and an assortment of canned soda for the workers...

Braidwood Region

Teresa Fisher

06/18/2019 - 7:45pm
Teresa Fisher was approved as the new city clerk June 11 during the city council meeting after a 3-2 vote. Mayor Bob Jones appointed her, and she was voted in favor by everybody on the council except Finance Commissioner Wayne Saltzman and Streets...

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