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Unearthing the Past: The Resonating Heritage of Buckingham Cemetery
Nestled in the heart of Cazenovia, Illinois, Buckingham Cemetery stands as a silent custodian of local history and folklore. Established over a century ago, its grave markers whisper tales from the 1800s, offering a glimpse into the lives of the town's earliest settlers, including the prominent Buckingham family. The cemetery's spectral allure draws both ghost hunters and those fascinated by the paranormal, with legends of hauntings that, while unproven, are fueled by the cemetery's antiquity and its connection to community founders.
2 dead after RV fire in Morris, coroner says
Two people were found dead after an RV fire in the southern suburbs early Wednesday morning.
Pontiac-area coroner dies after brief battle with illness
A void in the Livingston County government was created recently with the death of coroner Danny “Doc” Watson. Watson died after a brief illness on Sunday, Nov. 19, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Danny L. Watson, 74, of Flanagan served as Livingston County Coroner from...
Aux Sable Township: A Historical Tapestry of Natural Beauty and Economic Growth
Nestled in Grundy County, Illinois, the historical Aux Sable Township, with its sandy soils and lush Aux Sable Creek, has long been a bastion of natural beauty and agricultural prosperity. The township's name, derived from the French 'Aux Sable,' meaning 'At the Sand,' is a nod to its rich, fertile lands that have attracted settlers since 1833. Pioneers like Salmon Rutherford and the Pottawatomie tribe initially valued the region for hunting and later for its agricultural potential, leading to a thriving community centered around milling and beekeeping.
Grundy County sheriff’s make arrest after brief pursuit in Braceville
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that it arrested Demarco D. Owens, 25, Aurora, after a brief pursuit near Braceville on Monday. A sheriff’s deputy approached Owens’ car after pulling him over in the parking lot of a Casey’s for an expired registration sticker, noting a weed smell with it in plain view.
Pontiac boys face early issues in preparation for another successful hardwood campaign
The hopes of a banner basketball season in 2023-24 were very high last March. Pontiac had knocked off top-ranked Prairie Central to win its first sectional title since 1962 and made the Elite Eight for the first time ever. PTHS head coach Matt Kelley has welcomed back four starters from...
Clifton Fun Days: A Celebration of Community and Tradition
The historic town of Clifton pulsates with life as it gears up for the annual Clifton Fun Days, a vibrant celebration that has become a beloved tradition for both residents and visitors. This event is the epitome of community spirit, with festivities that span generations and encompass the joy and togetherness of its people. With a parade that radiates local pride, a carnival filled with the echoes of laughter, and a grand fireworks display painting the night sky, the Clifton Fun Days are a true reflection of the town's heart and soul.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.26 and $3.78 in Dwight as of 2023-11-30. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Crescent City: A Celebration of Community Spirit and Volunteerism
Nestled in the heart of Del Norte County, California, Crescent City shines as a beacon of community spirit and vibrant cultural life. With a bustling calendar of local events that cater to diverse interests, this town is a hub of shared experiences and collective joy. Whether it's admiring Criss Raintree's watercolors at the county courthouse or enjoying the festive atmosphere of the Downtown Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, residents come together to support and cherish their culture. Local businesses and organizations like Potter Real Estate Group and the Lighthouse Quilt Guild contribute to this rich tapestry by sponsoring events that celebrate togetherness and the arts.
Ashkum Village Hall: A Beacon of History and Community
The Ashkum Village Hall stands as a historic landmark, deeply enshrined in the community's heritage for over a century. As the fulcrum of Ashkum's civic life, this building has witnessed the evolution of the village from its early days to the present. The classic architecture of the Village Hall is not only a tribute to the artistic sensibilities of the era in which it was constructed but also serves as a symbol of Ashkum's rich past. Over the years, the Hall has seen Ashkum grow into a vibrant farming community, situated in Iroquois County, Illinois, known for its small-town charm and welcoming atmosphere.
Woman Goes Viral After Quitting Walmart Job in Emotional Goodbye
Gail Lewis, a long-tenured Walmart employee, has garnered widespread attention for her dramatic exit from the store after 10 years
North Carolina Man Arrested in Bradley After Credit Card Issue Leads to Knife Threat
BRADLEY, IL — A North Carolina man was arrested in Bradley, Illinois, following a confrontation that began with a declined credit card. Sharrone Brayboy, 41, of Maxton, North Carolina, reportedly tried to make a purchase at a business on the 50 block of Ken Hayes Drive. Upon his credit card being declined, Brayboy left but returned allegedly wielding a large hunting knife attempting to retrieve the card before leaving without it.
kankakee, IL Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around kankakee..
Tradition and Tales: The Dual Faces of Staten Island's Cropsey Community Picnic
In the heart of a tight-knit Staten Island community lies the Cropsey Community Park, a symbol of unity and a place where the annual Cropsey Picnic weaves the fabric of togetherness. This beloved event is steeped in tradition, bringing together young and old in a celebration that transcends time. As laughter and the scent of home-cooked meals permeate the park, the picnic stands as a testament to the enduring bonds of the community. It's a day that honors the simple pleasures of life and the heritage of a town passed down through generations.
Heartland Community College announces new director of Pontiac campus
PONTIAC – Heartland Community College has a new head director of it’s Pontiac Campus. Current Interim Director of the Pontiac Center, April Fornero, will stay in the role on a permanent basis. Fornero was appointed to the position in an interim role following the departure of Stacey Shrewsburg...
This Illinois City Was Just Ranked Drunkest in the Entire State
A community can get a reputation for being a "party town" or a place where there's heavy drinking happening because of the city's social scene, where bars, pubs, and clubs dominate the nightlife landscape. Many college towns with a high population of young adults near or just about at the...
Bradley’s 38th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade: Festive Celebration with Unique Attractions on Broadway
Bradley, Illinois – Friday night in Bradley will be a festive spectacle as the Village hosts its 38th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. The celebration begins at 4:30 PM near the old Gold’s Gym, where attendees can enjoy pre-parade activities, including appearances by Christmas characters and unique animals such as a black sheep and alpacas. Mayor Mike Watson highlights this year’s special additions.
Livingston County Officials Are Seeking an Interim Coroner
Livingston County officials are seeking candidates to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson. Candidates must come from the Republican party, be 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the county. The person selected will be announced at the Thursday,...
Illinois High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Livingston County Today - November 30
Want to know how to stream high school basketball games in Livingston County, Illinois today? We have what you need here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Game Time: 7:00 PM CT on November 30.
Bourbonnais tree lighting tonight
The holiday season officially gets underway in the Village of Bourbonnais tonight. Village Manager of Marketing and Public Engagement Lindy Casey says the Village kicks off the season with its third annual “Rockin’ Around the Tree lighting. Casey adds Connect Roasters will have hot chocolate and other hot...