Category: Dwight

Temps – Dwight

 April 12, 2024



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Dwight Police Calls April 11, 2024

 April 11, 2024

Dwight Police Calls 4.11.24

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Obituary – Kenneth Frank Norwid, Odell, formerly of Dwight

 April 9, 2024

Kenneth Frank Norwid, 81, of Odell, formerly of Dwight, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8th, at St. James Hospital in Pontiac. Ken was born on December 16, 1942, in Chicago, IL, the only child of Frank and Bernice Norwid….

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Obituary – Gregory Joseph Standley, Dwight

 March 29, 2024

Gregory Joseph Standley 45 of Dwight, Illinois, passed away on March 27, 2024, at his home. Greg was born on August 20, 1978, a son of Johnnie Gibson (mother) and Marty (Penny) Standley. He married Jennifer Standley on July 4th,…

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Obituary – Vera Fitzpatrick, Dwight

 March 28, 2024

Vera was born on March 19, 1956, to John B. and Eileen V. Fitzpatrick in Streator, Illinois and grew up in the close-knit community of Dwight. She graduated from DTHS in 1974.  Following her graduation, Vera worked in the family…

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DTHS 2024 Softball Team

 March 26, 2024

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DTHS 2024 Track Team

 March 24, 2024

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATING IN TRAINING LEADING TO STATE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

 March 19, 2024

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATING IN TRAINING LEADING TO STATE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION Champaign, Illinois – Local firefighter, Austin Radecki, from the Dwight Fire Protection District, is enrolled in the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Basic Operations Firefighter/NFPA Firefighter I (BOF) Blended…

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Obituary – Wilma J. Voigts, Dwight

 March 19, 2024

Wilma J. Voigts, 93, of Dwight, IL. was called home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Arc of Dwight Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Dwight, IL at 12pm…

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Obituary – LaVonne Landers, Ft. Myers, FL

 March 18, 2024

LaVonne Landers, 85, of Ft. Myers, Florida, peacefully passed away on March 16, 2024. She was born on December 18, 1938, in Campus, Illinois, to the late Harry and Mae (Haskins) Nielsen. LaVonne, affectionately known as “Von,” was a cherished…

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Dwight Village Board Discusses DEA Funding

 March 17, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday, March 11, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Trustees present were Randy Irvin, Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Absent was Justin Eggenberger. Also in attendance were Village Administrator Crissy Livingston,…

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Dwight Grade School Redbird Sports and Activity Report – March 8

 March 8, 2024

March 7 Scholastic Bowl:   SchoBo traveled to Mazon last night and Varsity went in to win their match    Scoring toss ups were Walter Bradley with 6 and Nichole Moldovan with 3 JV  lost a close match. Scoring toss ups were…

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE RELEASES VIDEO FOR OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR LEXINGTGON

 March 4, 2024

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE RELEASES VIDEO FOR OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN MCLEAN COUNTY LEXINGTON – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation continues its investigation into the officer involved shooting on February 24, 2024 at 12:42 p.m. on Interstate 55…

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Dwight’s Dalton DeLong Qualifies for IESA State Wrestling Finals.

 March 3, 2024

Dalton DeLong qualifies for the IESA state wrestling finals. The Redbirds traveled to East Peoria for the sectional tournament on March 2. Competing were Dalton DeLong, Addie Avilez, Hudson Clay and Kimari Nelson-Smith. Dalton took 4th place to qualify for…

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Rally for healthy soil, clean water Thursday at the Capitol / Features Becky Taylor of Ford County and Sarah Earles of Livingston County

 March 2, 2024

Features Becky Taylor of Ford County and Sarah Earles of Livingston County Rally for healthy soil, clean water Thursday at the Capitol (SPRINGFIELD) The Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) will host The Art and Science of Soil…

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Village of Dwight Board Meeting Feb 26

 February 27, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees met Monday February 26. Trustees present were Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Absent were Randy Irvin and Justin Eggenberger. Also in attendance were Village Administrator Crissy Livingston, Village Attorney Nick…

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HCE $1000 Youth Scholarship Offered

 February 27, 2024

HCE $1000 Youth Scholarship offered Applications for the annual Livingston County Home and Community Education Association (HCE) scholarship are available from Shirley Meenen, the Livingston County Extension office or your school guidance counselor. This $1000 scholarship is open to any…

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Redbird Wrestlers Qualify Four For Sectionals

 February 25, 2024

On Saturday, February 24, the Redbird Wrestling Team traveled to Pontiac for regionals. The Redbirds came home with four sectional qualifiers. Addie Avilez took 3rd place to qualify at 119. She did so by pinning Alex Hoegger and Ryder Longtin. Kimari…

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Payment Assistance Available from NICOR

 February 24, 2024

Nicor Gas supports customers during, after winter storms  Bill payment assistance grants and energy savings resources available   NAPERVILLE, IL. – Feb. 24, 2024 – During the three coldest days of winter storm Gerri, when wind chills dipped below -30°F,…

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Obituary – Robert “Bob” Kelly, Dwight

 February 22, 2024

Robert “Bob” Kelly, 64 or rural Dwight, IL died Tuesday February 20, 2024 at 6:15pm at his residence. A visitation will be held on Sunday February 25, 2024 from 3:00-6:00pm at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, IL.  Cremation rites will follow the…

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Victim of Fatal Vehicle Fire at Love’s Truck Stop Identified

 February 16, 2024

Feb 16 – Dwight Police The Dwight Police Department responded to Love’s Travel Center on February 15t at approximately 3:00 am., regarding a vehicle fire. Dwight Fire Department and Dwight EMS responded to the scene as well. Upon extinguishing the…

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Varsity Girls Basketball Results – Feb 16

 February 16, 2024

Feb 15 Seneca vs Peotone Regional championship Lady Irish        6    12    8   4     30 Peotone          11   16    8   12    47 Leading scorers Alyssa Zellers…

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Dwight Village Board Receives Grant, Addresses Mobile Food Vendors

 February 14, 2024

The Dwight Village Board of Trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting Monday February 12. Trustees in attendance were Randy Irvin, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Trustees absent were Pete Meister and Justin Eggenberger. Also in attendance were Village…

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Dwight Veterinary Clinic Donates Pet Masks to Dwight Fire Department

 February 12, 2024

The Dwight Veterinary Clinic generously donated three pet oxygen masks to the Dwight Fire Department on February 12. These masks are specifically designed to fit the muzzles and snouts of household pets, such as dogs and cats, and can be…

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Dylan Crouch Headed to State Again

 February 10, 2024

  Feb10 What an exciting weekend of wrestling in Chicago for the Sectional Wrestling Tournament. Dylan Crouch earned a first round bye because of his Regional title win. He won his opening match 16-0 and had a first period pin…

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WIU Names Fall 2023 Dean’s List

 February 9, 2024

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – A total of 1,183 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List. The total includes 107 students at the WIU-Quad Cities Campus. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must…

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Boucher Family to be Featured in Super Bowl Ad

 February 7, 2024

Little did Matt Boucher know a social media post spotlighting three generations on his farm would springboard his family to a role in a Super Bowl commercial. The fourth-generation Livingston County farmer and his daughter will be featured in a…

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Obituary – Donald Louis Cecchett, formerly of Dwight

 February 6, 2024

Donald Louis Cecchett March 21, 1947-January 25, 2024, formerly of Dwight, IL passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from a cardiac emergency during the early morning hours of January 25th with his loving wife Dianne, and their loyal greyhound Newell, by…

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DTHS Inducts Three Into Athletic Hall of Fame 2024

 February 5, 2024

DTHS Inducts Three Into Athletic Hall of Fame 2024 Three new members were inducted into the Dwight Township High School Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Saturday, February 3, 2024 just prior to the Varsity basketball game vs….

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Thomas Edward Cahill, Dwight

 February 2, 2024

Thomas Edward Cahill, 64, of Dwight passed away February 1, 2024 after many years of battling cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dwight with Father Gregory Rom officiating. Visitation…

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Obituary – Bernice Evelyn Gardner, Dwight

 January 31, 2024

Bernice Evelyn Gardner (née Sweeden) passed away peacefully at home January 26, 2024 surrounded by family. She was born March 17, 1928, in Marseilles, Illinois to John L. Sweeden and Emma C. Sweeden (née Olsen). Her mother Emma tragically passed…

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State Announces OSLAD Grants – Dwight to Receive $600,000

 January 31, 2024

IDNR announce $54.9 million in grants for 111 local park and recreation projects throughout Illinois Press Release – Tuesday, January 30, 2024 SPRINGFIELD – Nearly $55 million in state grants are being awarded for 111 local park projects throughout Illinois…

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Gardner Grade School Dodgeball Champs!

 January 29, 2024

Gardner Grade School held its 2nd annual Dodgeball Tournament on January 28th.  The tournament had 19 teams ranging from grades 2-8.  Area students from Braceville, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, MVK, Reed-Custer, & South Wilmington were represented well in the tournament. …

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Obituary – Ruth M. Bosman, Dwight

 January 27, 2024

Ruth M. Bosman, 92, of Dwight, IL, passed away at Tjardes Health Center at Evenglow in Pontiac, IL on January 25, 2024.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the United Methodist Church in…

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Obituary – James Edward Fraher, Dwight

 January 26, 2024

James Edward Fraher, age 87, of Dwight passed away on January 24 at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac after a brief illness. James was born on May 6, 1936, at St. James Hospital in Pontiac, IL in to Emmett…

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Video Gaming Recap for Dwight – December 2023

 January 25, 2024

Video Gaming Report for Dwight – December 2023 

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Obituary – Debra L. Grieff, Dwight

 January 24, 2024

Debra L. Grieff, 69 of Dwight, IL died Friday January 19, 2024 at 5:33pm at her residence. Cremation rites will be accorded and her memorial service will be held on January 29, 2024 at 11:00am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dwight,…

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Dwight Village Board Recap – Jan 22

 January 23, 2024

The Dwight Village Board met January 22, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Public Services Complex. Trustees in attendance were Randy Irvin, Pete Meister, Marla Kinkade, Jenny Johnson, and Brian Berta. Absent was Justin Eggenberger. Also…

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