Month: November 2022

Dwight Village Board Fails to Pass Prison Resolution

 November 30, 2022

The Dwight Village Board failed to pass the resolution in support of the acquisition of the former Dwight Correctional Center at their meeting Monday Nov. 28. The vote was two in favor and three opposed. More details will be in…

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Robert Louis Fisher

 November 30, 2022

Robert Fisher, 87, passed away peacefully with loving family at his bedside on November 18, 2022 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Bob was born February 6, 1935 in Dwight, Illinois to Isaac and Helen Fisher. He attended Dwight Township HS, where…

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Verla L. (Cook) Hill-Zimmerman

 November 30, 2022

Verla L. (Cook) Hill-Zimmerman, 98 years old, formerly of Pekin, Illinois died peacefully in her sleep November 19, 2022 at Heritage Health, Dwight, Illinois. Born October 30, 1924, an only child, to Elmer and Beuhla Cook, she relocated with her…

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Michael Paul Halpin

 November 30, 2022

Michael Paul Halpin, 41, of Buckingham passed away November 23, 2022. Mike was born in Kankakee on August 31, 1981, son of George M. and Margaret E. (Hills) Halpin. She preceded him in death. Survivors include his father; two sons,…

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Carol M. Gillette

 November 30, 2022

Carol M. Gillette, age 62, of Godley, Illinois and formerly of Silver Springs, Florida, died Sunday evening, Novem-ber 20, 2022 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. Born November 23, 1959 in Kankakee, Illinois, Carol Marie was a daughter of…

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Joanne Jones Hogan

 November 30, 2022

Joanne Jones Hogan, age 97, of Kankakee and Buckingham, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Miller Health Care Center in Kankakee. She was born on March 15, 1925, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Willard and Josephine (Shannon)…

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Charlotte Grieff Vercelli

 November 30, 2022

Mrs. Charlotte G. Vercelli passed away September 19, 2022 at the age of 84. She was born to Josephine and Floyd Grieff of Mazon, Illinois on August 30, 1938. Charlotte met her future husband, Chuck, from Wilmington, Illinois while working…

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Country Mansion has a New Owner

 November 28, 2022

by Brandon LaChance Since its creation in 1891, the building known as the Country Mansion at 101 W. South St. in Dwight has been changed, morphed, adapted into many names, businesses, and uses. Now, it’s going to see another renovation…

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John Richard Spaulding

 November 23, 2022

John Richard Spaulding was born September 20, 1940 in Normal, Illinois. He was raised alongside his three siblings, Gene, Dolores and Gary, in Dwight, Illinois. He was a graduate of Dwight High School. After graduating high school, John joined the…

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Daniel Lewandowski

 November 23, 2022

Daniel “Butch” Lewandowski, age 77, of Dwight passed away at his home in Dwight, Illinois on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Visitation was held at Hager Memorial Home on Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 2 until 5 p.m. Funeral services were…

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Mary Rose Buster

 November 23, 2022

Mary Rose Christesen Buster, 86, of Pontiac, Illinois passed away Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8:24 p.m. at Ascension Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s…

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Angels in Odell

 November 21, 2022

by Brandon LaChance Christmas is known as the “Most magical time of the year.” Unfortunately for some parents, they’re not able to provide gifts for their children, which helps bring the magical part into their Dec. 25, because of multiple…

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Your Friendly Fox

 November 21, 2022

Usually seen on the bank of a river, this young fox stopped at a local bank – the Dwight branch of People’s National Bank of Kewanee. (from Nov. 2 edition) photo credit – Chris Berta

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Helping soldiers smile

 November 16, 2022

by Brandon LaChance When Major 0-4 Lindsay Leskanich sees a package with her name on it, a smile instantly settles on her face. She knows it’s from home. From the Dwight community. From Support Our Soldiers (SOS). “When I was…

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Anita Jean Galeaz

 November 16, 2022

Anita Jean Galeaz, age 66, of Campus, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 10:40 a.m. in her home in Campus, Illinois on Thursday, November 10, 2022. According to Anita’s wishes cremation rites were accorded. Private graveside services…

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Irene A. Fraher

 November 16, 2022

Irene A. Fraher, 97, of Pontiac passed away at 10:54 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2022 at St. James John Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac, on Friday,…

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Lowell Edward Allen

 November 10, 2022

FAIRBURY – Lowell Edward Allen, 88, of Fairbury, Illinois passed away at 10:51 a.m., Saturday, October 29, 2022 at OSF  St. James John Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, Illinois. Cremation has been ac-corded. A memorial service will be held at…

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Delores M. Phillips

 November 10, 2022

Delores M. Phillips, age 88, of Nettle Creek Township, Morris, Illinois passed away peacefully Sunday, November 6, 2022 at her home. Born March 10, 1934 in South Wilmington, Illinois, Delores Marie was a daughter of Attilio and Corlinda (Cornelli) Residori….

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James R. Donovan

 November 10, 2022

James R. Donovan, 88, of Dwight, Illinois, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois surrounded by his loving family. James was born on April 23, 1934 in Saunemin, Illinois to Timothy and Agnes…

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