Water Shortage – Updated
Aug03

Water Shortage – Updated

Wilmington, IL – The water treatment plant in Wilmington is currently without power. The City is asking residents to conserve water as best as possible until at least Thursday. Power is expected to be out until at least 3pm today, after going out around 11pm last night. Update – Power has been restored to the facility as of Thursday...

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Traffic Alert – Updated
Aug01

Traffic Alert – Updated

Wilmington, IL – Kankakee Street is blocked to traffic in both directions from the entrance to Stevens Intermediate School until the stop sign before St. Rose School. Police and ESDA vehicles are on scene. There appears to be crime scene tape around one of the houses on Kankakee Street. This post will be updated when more information is available. Update – The road is open now. There is a lawn riddled with flags,...

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New Safety Rules Passed
Jul29

New Safety Rules Passed

Coal City, IL – By a Village Board vote of 5-1, Coal City now requires higher safety standards with regards to the construction of multi-family buildings. The change now calls for a three hour fire wall dividing residences within any apartment buildings, duplexes, and any other building intended to house more than one family. In addition to being safer, the new wall requirements will also provide increased soundproofing, which...

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Road Construction on Rt 53
Jul27

Road Construction on Rt 53

Wilmington, IL – Prepare for delays when traveling along US Rt 53 north of Wilmington. From South Arsenal Road north to Hoff Road (click on the thumbnail for a full size image of the affected area) traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions until August 1. For the rest of the month after that all traffic will be merged onto the southbound lanes. Traffic will be merged onto the northbound lanes for the month of...

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Woman wins $60K judgment against Braidwood
Jul25

Woman wins $60K judgment against Braidwood

Braidwood, IL – Braidwood PD will be $60000 poorer, minus what an insurance payout amounts to, after losing a lawsuit brought by a ComEd worker. She accused the police department of harassment, and a jury came to the common sense conclusion and agreed with her. While trying to read meters at residences with locked fences with binoculars, she was approached by two Braidwood police officers. The officers assumed that because she...

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