Catfish Days 2011
Jul21

Catfish Days 2011

Catfish Days 2011 runs from July 21-24. The carnival at the South Island park runs all weekend, along with food vendors and the beer garden. Thursday night once again this year is “Teen Night,” including unlimited carnival rides for $15, a Guitar Hero contest, and karaoke. The carnival opens at 6pm and the karaoke wraps up at 10:30pm Friday night’s events kick off at 6:30pm with a reptile show by Jim Nesci. Live...

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Launching Pad Reopens Today
Apr01

Launching Pad Reopens Today

No April Fools joke here. The Launching Pad has been closed since mid-December 2010 but will be open for business once again starting today. The Launching Pad was once a very popular location in Wilmington, especially amongst high school students (who made up much of the staff). After being sold in 2007, the new owner shifted seemingly did not want to embrace that demographic. Before long there were no more than two employees working...

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Cheap Fun in Wilmington
Oct01

Cheap Fun in Wilmington

Wilmington, IL – Every Wednesday night Riverfront Lanes in Wilmington has one dollar games. This is a great way to get some local family entertainment out of the house and on the cheap. Shoe rental is extra but won’t break the bank. Get out there, support local business, and have...

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Wildcats Home Opener Tonight
Sep03

Wildcats Home Opener Tonight

Wilmington, IL – The Wildcats pulled out a victory in an overtime thriller in the first week of the season, defeating Manteno 23-21. This week is Wilmington’s home opener, as they host Peotone. Peotone shut out Braidwood last week 21-0. The Comets will be looking to rebound in their home opener against Herscher. Coal City is on the road this week, traveling to Lisle. The Coalers lost their week one game against Seneca by a...

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Football Season Kicks Off Friday
Aug25

Football Season Kicks Off Friday

Wilmington, IL – School just started days ago but already it is time again for high school football. The Wildcats kick their season off on the road in Manteno this Friday, August 27. The varsity game starts at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats ran the table last season and look to threepeat as Conference Champions. Braidwood’s 2010 season also starts on the road, in Peotone. The varsity game starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Coal City...

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Hunter Safety Course to be Offered
Aug20

Hunter Safety Course to be Offered

Wilmington, IL – Anybody born later than 1979 is required by Illinois law to complete a hunter safety course before they are allowed to obtain an Illinois hunting license. A class will be offered at the Des Plaines Conservation Area on August 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can reserve your place by calling...

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