Wilmington Region

DIRECTOR TRACY SMITH signals for the clap and scream from the percussion section during the first Wilmington Area Community Band concert of the season. There were 57 musicians who kicked off the summer season concert with the second planned for this Sunday at 6 p.m. at Wilmington’s Memorial Park at Vine and Williams streets.
Photo by Eric Fisher

06/18/2024 - 3:21pm
The love of music led Wes Smith, and his wife, Tracy Smith, to start the Wilmington Area Community Band (WACB) 17 years ago. Forming the band was a labor of love between two dedicated musicians. Wes plays tuba while Tracy is a keyboardist. It may...

Coal City Region

DALE SKUBIC has been chosen as grand marshal of the Carbon Hill Homcoming for 2024.

06/11/2024 - 4:14pm
These days village residents see Dale Scubic driving by slowly in his well kept, sharp red truck, on his way to or from somewhere with wife, Pat, along for the ride. Humble, quiet and mostly smiling, Dale is a true helper to his family, friends and...

Braidwood Region

BRAIDWOOD’S MAIN water tower is located at the water treatment plant. The city’s third water tower was erected in the summer of 2005, increasing the town’s capacity by 500,000 gallons.
File photo

06/18/2024 - 3:11pm
Will Braidwood soon run out of water? According to Braidwood city clerk Sarah Weaver, Braidwood uses six million gallons of water each month, which amounts to approximately 200,000 a day. With new residents and businesses moving into town, that...