Wilmington Region

FIRE DESTROYED two buildings at the former Women's Detention Center on Route 102 near Warner Bridge Road. The cause of the fire is currently listed as undetermined.
10/19/2018 - 2:03pm
Fire destroyed two vacant buildings in the former state correctional center compound on Route 102 at Warner Bridge Road on Thursday, Oct. 18. By the time the units from the Wilmington Fire Protection District were within one mile of the scene, they...

Coal City Region

IRVING DEWALD entered military service as a member of Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division when he was 16-years-old. He went on to serve 19 years in the U.S. Navy. Dewald retired in 1976 and moved to Coal City four years later. He continues to serve military veterans as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and a volunteer with the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Courtesy photo
10/23/2018 - 7:41pm
Irving F. Dewald grew up in the small town of Espy, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River. At age 16 he enlisted, with his father's permission, in the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division.  After drilling with Company I for several...

Braidwood Region

10/23/2018 - 6:35pm
Anyone who travels north knows that a trip along I-80 can be slow, bumpy, and downright dangerous. Now, the Illinois Tollway System is throwing its hat in the ring, suggesting turning the troubled roadway into a toll road to help pay for needed...

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