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Boy shoots 15-year-old Sister

A 15-year-old was playing with his father’s gun and shot his 15-year-old stepsister in the neck on Thursday.

Lt. Brian Dupuis said, “The girl will recover. It didn’t his anything vital. It’s amazing. She literally dodged a bullet.”

When the police arrived to the seen she was alert and responsive.  The two where home alone when the incident occurred. It happened around 2 P.M. in the 7600 block of Sugar Maple Drive in the Clublands subdivision.

The police have arrested the boy on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to The Herald-News.

Wilmington’s New Visitor’s Center

Wilmington will now have information about places to see and places to eat when the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce opens a visitor’s center inside the Wilmington Island Park District Office. Wilmington currently does not have any type of visitor’s center available to anyone.

The center will be located on Water St. which makes it a great place to be visible by many people. It will have brochures and touch screen computers that have links to area businesses and attractions.

The Park District Director, Renee Chavez presented this plan and what still needs to be developed.  The new facility is set to open later this year.  This facility will give people a chance to learn more about the history of Wilmington.

They are anticipating on receiving a grant for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources which they can potentially receive up to $100,000 that will be used for both summer and year-round help.  Chamber President, Wes Smith said that many in the community may benefit from learning more about local offerings.

Smith said, “It’s just a way of getting some more visibility.