Wilmington Region

THE DAM ON THE Kankakee River, seen here prior to installation of the fence on the South Island park, has proved to be deadly over the past several decades, taking the lives of at least 16 people since the mid-1980s. The city of Wilmington will receive $500,000 from Will County's allocation of Amercian Rescue Plan funds to help address changes to make the dam safer. Free Press file photo.

05/26/2023 - 2:56pm
Several agencies in Wilmington and Braidwood will benefit from Will County’s latest allocation of American Rescue Plan funds. The latest allotments were approved by the Will County Board on May 18, and include a combined $43 million in American...

Coal City Region

BILL MINCEY is the newest member of the Coal City Village Board. A seat was vacated by the election of Dave Spesia as the town's mayor. Mincey will serve out the remaining two years of that term. He was sworn into office on Wednesday by Village Clerk Alexis Stone.

05/25/2023 - 2:44pm
One of the first decisions Dave Spesia had to make as the village’s new mayor, was who would take his seat at the table as trustee. The decision took him back to a chance meeting he had with Bill Mincey. While campaigning for mayor, Spesia would...

Braidwood Region

05/23/2023 - 5:35pm
The Reed-Custer class of 2023 had an extremely notable year, and with the students having graduated Sunday, they are sure to go on to do incredible things in life. The year was nothing short of impressive. The academic excellence of the Reed-Custer...

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