Mr. Rulien, Tear Down This Fence
Aug19

Mr. Rulien, Tear Down This Fence

Braidwood, IL – At a cost of merely a bit over $400,000, Braidwood had a retention pond installed on Mitchell Street. It has walk paths and fishing piers, and a big ugly chain link fence. Now up for discussion is removing said chain link fence. The argument against its removal, of course, is safety. What if somebody drowns? Certainly the city would be sued, but the city would be sued if the fence was up anyway. If somebody wants...

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Daily Discounts at Redbox
Aug16

Daily Discounts at Redbox

Wilmington, IL – Through August 24, 2011 you can receive a discount code for Redbox rentals by sending a text message with the word “foursquare” (no quotation marks) to 727272. In just seconds you will receive a text message back with your unique code. From the home screen at the Redbox, choose to rent with a promo code. Enter the code you were sent on the next screen, then rent your movie or game as normal. You can...

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Back to School Time
Aug16

Back to School Time

Braidwood schools begin on Friday, August 19. Coal City schools also begin on Friday, August 19 and have early release. Wilmington’s 209-U holds it’s first day of classes on August 22, with early release all week long at 1:35 p.m. Football begins August 26th for all three schools, with Braiwood and Wilmington at home and Coal City starting on the road in...

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Storefront Improvement Program Launched
Aug11

Storefront Improvement Program Launched

Coal City, IL – The village has already handed out the first loan stemming from the just approved facade improvement program. Spivey’s Saloon has received a $40,000 interest free loan from the village to renovate the front of the tavern. New brick, limestone, lighting, signage, and windows will be installed. Business owners must propose to make at least $10,000 in eligible improvements to be approved for the program....

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Unbilled Water Sources Found?
Aug10

Unbilled Water Sources Found?

Wilmington, IL – Officials may have finally discovered a source of hundreds of thousands of gallons of wasted water. Meters were installed on several hydrants being used to water school sports fields and private property. The school had been watering the football field in the peak of July heat, wasting a lot of that water to evaporation, all the while paying for none of it. The city is considering a system in which the school...

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