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Braidwood-Shadow_LakesShadow Lakes offers a gated year-round resort and residential community.  Providing a unique opportunity for affordable recreational living.

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Spring Fed Stocked Lakes
  • Planned Activities
  • Hiking/Cycling
  • So much more…  



Welcome to Reed-Custer, a District where MAGIC happens on a daily basis.   This magic occurs due to a mixture of fantastic students, supportive parents, and an amazing group of employees.  Abraham Lincoln was a leader who knew that he could not accomplish greatness on his own.  He searched and searched for people like Ulysses S. Grant, a leader who craved responsibility, took risks, and completely believed in the overall vision of the Union.  Grant looked for soldiers who held the same qualities, causing a chain reaction of consistent behaviors and beliefs.
Reed-Custer has people like this in positions all across the District, helping to bring out these qualities in the students they come in contact with.  I am humbled and proud to be able to lead this District down a path of excellence.  We have made great strides during the past few years, and we expect continued improvement in the areas of student achievement and extra-curricular success.   On behalf of the Reed-Custer Board of Education, I thank you for visiting us.  2014-2015 is going to be another outstanding year for the Black and Gold.

Mark Mitchell Superintendent

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35445 Washington St. Wilmington, IL
162 S. School St. Braidwood, IL
407 Comet Dr. Braidwood, IL
249 Comet Dr. Braidwood, IL


  1180 W 1st St, Braidwood, IL 60408

110 S. School St. Braidwood, IL  60408 (815) 458-2125    
106 S. Lincoln St. Braidwood, IL  60408 (815) 458-6317
110 S. Division St. Braidwood, IL  60408


An annual event in memory of Melissa Michalowski and Crystal Carr, participating local businesses and volunteers take donations of used girls’ formals and jewelry and are sold at the event, proceeds going to support the following years event.  The event keeps memory of two girls and helps others in the community.
Formed in 1983, the society currently has 84 members and operates the local Museum, housed in an old train depot. 111 N. Center St. Braidwood, IL  60408 (815) 458-9010    
The post was first formed in 1919 and is still active today.  The post members are known for Poppy Day, Organization of the Summerfest Parade, Annual Christmas Party and Raffle, Opening Day Baseball Parade, and the Annual Memorial Day Program. 158 North St. Braidwood, IL  60408    
The Braidwood Lions Club was chartered in 1969 under the sponsorship of the Wilmington Lions Club.  Today the Braidwood Lions Club is the most active service organization in the community. 198 N. Lincoln St. Braidwood, IL  60408 (815) 791-8093    
Braidwood Recreation Club is a Not-for-Profit private outdoor recreation club.

  • Active Outdoor Wildlife
  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Beach and Swimming
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • And more…

33915 IL-53 Wilmington, IL  60481 (815) 458-2150

Consisting of 315 acres open to the public on weekends from 8:00am until Sunset.

  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching (more than 30 species)
  • Butterfly Fauna

24329 Route 113 Braidwood, IL  60408 (815) 727-8700

Braidwood Lake is a 2640 acre cooling lake located 0.4 miles East of Route 113.  Turn right on Cemetery Rd. (Comet Dr.), 1.2 miles ahead at the end of the road.

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Gasoline Engine Required
  • No HP Limit
A2H is a non-profit organization that helps families recover after a fire.  Most A2H volunteers have been fire victims themselves.  The group is always looking for donation in the aide of family’s who fall victim to fire.
The Community Care Center Food Pantry volunteers serve many people who need assistance in Braidwood and neighboring communities. Open on Tuesdays 8am to 11:45am. 112 S. Center St. Braidwood, IL  60408
Formed in 2008, BAHCC provided Youth Prevention Education and Parent and Youth Communication Campaigns to help reduce and prevent the use of drugs in it’s communities.
Braidwood’s Masonic Lodge is the oldest in the area, forming in 1873.  The Masons have contributed considerably to the community. 173 E. Main St. Braidwood, IL  60408
The group formed in 1981 as a “Senior Citizen’s Club” for Braidwood citizens age 55 and older.  The currently meet at the Reed Township Hall.
The Braidwood Knight of Columbus Council #1574 was instituted in 1911.  Currently the Knights provide an honor guard at special services at the Catholic Churches in Braidwood and surrounding areas.  The have Spaghetti Dinners to beneift the local Catholic Churches’ Religious Education programs, as well as “Tootsie Roll” drives that are held annually to benefit “Special Olympics” and local Special Education programs. 195 E. Main St. Braidwood, IL  60408
Braidwood Chamber of Commerce meetings are held second Thursday of the Month at 7:30 a.m. at the Braidwood Fire Department. Officers:

  • Treasurer Brenda Anderson
  • Secretary Michelle Serena
  • Vice President Cathy Dixon
  • President Angie Hutton

You can contact them directly,  [email protected].

Local Utilities
ComEd – (800) 334-7661 –

AT&T – (800) 244-4444 –

Comcast/Xfinity – (800) 934-6489 –

Cyber Broadcasting – (815) 634-8708 –

Nicor – (888) 642-6748 –

AT&T – (800) 244-4444 –

Comcast/Xfinity – (800) 934-6489 –

Cyber Broadcasting – (815) 634-8708 –

Cloud Nine Communications – (815) 585-4800 –


City of Braidwood – (815) 458-2333 –


AT&T – (800) 244-4444 –

Comcast/Xfinity – (800) 934-6489 –

Cyber Broadcasting – (815) 634-8708 –

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City of Braidwood

Main: (815) 458-2333  | 9am – 5pm
After-Hours Police: (815) 458-2341 (Non-Emergency)
141 W. Main St., Braidwood, IL  60408


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