Explosion to close I-55 August 10
Aug09

Explosion to close I-55 August 10

Joliet, IL – Southbound I-55 will be closed shortly in the early A.M. hours of Wednesday, August 10. As part of the ongoing construction to Arsenal Road, a controlled blast will be closing the road at 1:00 a.m. The closure is expected to last no more than fifteen minutes. While the time the road is closed should be brief, be sure to plan extra time into your travel if you will be heading back to the area around that time....

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Five Drug Arrests in 24 Hours
Aug09

Five Drug Arrests in 24 Hours

Wilmington, IL – Police took five total people into custody stemming from three separate drug arrests within a period of 24 hours from Thursday into Friday. The first arrest was around 9:30 p.m. at Shell. With how often there’s multiple squad cars parked at the Shell station in town, it’s hard to believe somebody would be so stupid as to have illegal drugs out in the open there. However, police arrested Kathleen...

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City Stickers Available Now
Aug09

City Stickers Available Now

Wilmington, IL – City stickers for 2011-12 are now available. Residents with cars are being hit with a fee increase this year. The city is reducing the number of stickers to keep track of, and naturally are keeping the formerly higher price of the truck stickers and applying them to cars. The average city sticker will now set you back $25, unless you purchase it late and the city gets away with doubling the price whether you got...

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500 Percent Increase in Driver’s Ed Fees?
Aug05

500 Percent Increase in Driver’s Ed Fees?

Wilmington, IL – The current cost for families with a student in the driver’s education program at Wilmington High School is $50, the maximum amount previously allowed for under the Illinois School Code. (If a student is unable to pay the fee it is to be waived.) School districts can ask for a waiver in order to charge more than $50 per student. This is something that Wilmington’s 209-U has not done, but is now...

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Door to Door Scam Warning
Aug05

Door to Door Scam Warning

Coal City, IL – There have been reports of a man going around Coal City claiming to be a contractor working for the city. He gives a story about building a fence and asks the homeowner to show him the property line. While the homeowner is distracted, a second person sneaks into the house looking for anything to grab, including personal documents that could be used for identity theft. If you haven’t contacted a contractor,...

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