“Speeding Slows You Down”

 July 22, 2024

JOLIET, IL-(July 22nd 2024)-The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) is partnering with the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, the Illinois Departments…

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Summer Farm Tour 2024

 July 22, 2024

Summer Farm Tour 2024 Join the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District for a Summer Farm Tour.  The tour will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at the Saunemin Community Building, 70 North St, Saunemin, IL  61769.  Registration…

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BODY WORN CAMERA VIDEO FROM JULY 6, 2024 SHOOTING DEATH OF SONYA MASSEY RELEASED

 July 22, 2024

BODY WORN CAMERA VIDEO FROM JULY 6, 2024 SHOOTING DEATH OF SONYA MASSEY RELEASED Springfield, Illinois – On behalf of Sangamon County State’s Attorney John C. Milhiser, the Illinois State Police (ISP) is posting the body worn camera (BWC) video…

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Bring birds close to home by gardening for feathered friends

 July 22, 2024

  Bring birds close to home by gardening for feathered friends A cedar waxwing rests in an evergreen. Photo by Jamie Viebach, Illinois Extension. URBANA, Ill. — People plant gardens for food, flowers, and function, but planting for the birds can…

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Joliet Slammers Change Team Name to the Joliet Slimers for Ghostbusters Night Presented by Darvin Furniture

 July 22, 2024

Joliet Slammers Change Team Name to the Joliet Slimers for Ghostbusters Night Presented by Darvin Furniture Slammers to play as the Slimers for their July 25th Match Up JOLIET, IL – The Joliet Slammers will honor their new ownership and…

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Westcott breaks all-time Frontier League wins record as Slammers take series opener

 July 20, 2024

JOLIET, IL – Zac Westcott is now the Frontier League all-time wins leader after leading the Slammers to a shutout of the Windy City ThunderBolts Friday. Westcott pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits and walking two batters while striking out…

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Temps – Dwight

 July 18, 2024

Thank you to the Village of Dwight Water Treatment Plant Crew for reporting these numbers to The Paper: 

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Hayley Masching Joins Cedar Rapids, IA Law Firm

 July 18, 2024

Iowa based law firm, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC, is pleased to welcome attorney Hayley M. Masching. Hayley is the granddaughter of Dwight residents Daryl and Betty Holt. Hayley was raised in Algonquin, IL.  She earned her JD with distinction…

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Tri-Point HS July News Release

 July 18, 2024

July News Release Motion to adopt Resolution honoring retiring employees Kellee Hill, Kim Mogged, and Beth King Motion to approve the consent agenda as presented Motion to establish Wednesday, September 18th, 2024 at 6:45 pm in the Tri-Point Board Room…

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Sangamon County Sheriff’s deputy charged with first-degree murder

 July 18, 2024

Thursday, July 18, 2024 After responding to a 911 call, a deputy is accused of shooting a woman in her home   BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com A Springfield woman’s call for help ended with her death and the…

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Obituary – Crystal Lynn Fitzpatrick, Clearwater, FL

 July 18, 2024

Crystal Lynn Fitzpatrick, 69, of Clearwater, FL, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, July 12th, 2024. A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024, at Hager Memorial Home, in Dwight, prior…

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Dwight Police Calls July 18, 2024

 July 18, 2024

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GET THE SCRAP OUT!

 July 16, 2024
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Mazon Seniors Meet – July 16

 July 16, 2024

The MVK Seniors met Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at the Mazon American Legion Hall. Acting President Robin Homerding thanked CNN (Community Nutrition Network), Lisa for lunch from “The Upper Crust” from Yorkville, and our volunteers who helped serve the meal….

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Obituary – Thomas Adams, Wilmington

 July 16, 2024

Thomas Adams, age 73, of Wilmington, Illinois, formerly of Dwight, Illinois, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. Born July 21, 1950 in Kankakee, Thomas Francis was a son of Francis and Ruth Adams. He…

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David Siebert to Celebrate 80th Birthday

 July 16, 2024

CHARLESTON – David G. Siebert of Charleston will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, July 21. He was born July 21, 1944, in Greenville. He married Carol Ann Hood of Charleston. His children are Matt (Sandy) Siebert of Glencoe and…

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Illinois farms supplement incomes by hosting RVers

 July 15, 2024

Illinois farms supplement incomes by hosting RVers   By PHYLLIS COULTER FarmWeek Kathy Albert has found a profitable and enjoyable way to add customers to her alpaca business in Rio in Knox County. She is not alone as dozens of…

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Build Your Own Window Feeder for Summer Bird Watching

 July 15, 2024

Build Your Own Window Feeder for Summer Bird Watching   (StatePoint) There are very few things more relaxing than the amazing sight and sound of birds. A 2022 study even uncovered profound mental health benefits to birdwatching, including stress relief….

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum voted among top 10 percent of attractions worldwide

 July 11, 2024

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum voted among top 10 percent of attractions worldwide  The Tripadvisor honor is based on consistently great reviews from visitors SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has been recognized with a Travelers’ Choice…

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Ideas Inc. – How to Add Conservation to Your Land: A Women in Ag Meeting

 July 11, 2024

Ideas Inc. – How to Add Conservation to Your Land: A Women in Ag Meeting Come join the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District for a Women in Ag Meeting: Ideas Inc. – How to Add Conservation to Your…

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Summer Volleyball Camp Held at MVK

 July 11, 2024

Under the guidance of new Head Coach Macy McDowell, MVK Mavericks recently held a Summer Volleyball Camp from July 8th through July 10th. The camp was based on volleyball fundamentals, communication and teamwork. We’re looking forward to starting this season…

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Meteor Watch Party at Fugate Woods in Fairbury

 July 11, 2024

Meteor Watch Party  Join us for an unforgettable evening under the stars at Fugate Woods! The University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalists are hosting a Meteor Watch Party on August 10th from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Last year this event attracted…

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Dwight Village Board Holds Emergency Meeting July 9 to Discuss Personnel Matters / New Logos Unveiled

 July 10, 2024

The Dwight Village Board held an emergency meeting Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in the Public Services Complex to discuss personnel matters. Village Trustees in attendance were Josh Jahn, Marla Kinkade, Justin Eggenberger, and Brian Berta. Absent were Pete Meister and…

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Morris Hospital Laboratory Recognized for Achieving Highest Standards of Excellence

 July 9, 2024

Morris Hospital Laboratory Recognized for Achieving Highest Standards of Excellence July 10, 2024, Morris, IL – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Laboratory at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers based on…

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Baseball Camp for 5th – 8th

 July 9, 2024

A baseball camp will be held July 24 & 25th at Gardner Grade School from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. This camp is open to all 5th – 8th graders who attend Dwight, Gardner, or  MVK Jr. High. The camp…

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