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Heidi Gonzalez Returns to the Monee Village Board, Filling Holston Vacancy

Feature Photo Caption: Monee Village Clerk Doneshia Codjoe (left) administered the oath of office for returning Trustee Heidi Gonzalez. by Karen Haave Monee Village Trustee Heidi Gonzalez is back. Monee officials approved her appointment earlier this month to the vacancy left with the resignation of David Holston at the end of August. Popular among a wide…

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PHS Booster Club’s Bubble Soccer Tournament is Tuesday, October 30

The PHS Athletic Booster Club’s Bubble Soccer Tournament is Tuesday, October 30, from 6  to 10 p.m. in the Peotone High School gym. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and three-years-old and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concessions and school spirit wear will…

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Monee Fire Department Hosts Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House

The demonstration to show how victims are extricated from an auto wreck is one of the highlights of Monee Fire Department’s annual Open House at the start of Fire Prevention Week. Participating in the demonstration this year was Lt. John Holetzky and Firefighters/Paramedics Kyle Nieland, John Burke, Cody Exner, Scott Loerop and Rafael Cerventes. —photo…

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Labas Latte & Vino is a Welcome Addition to Monee

Feature Photo Caption: Labas Latte & Vinvo was packed with happy guests enjoying the grand opening celebration on Saturday. —photo courtesy of Labas Latte & Vino by Karen Haave “Labas,” translated from Lithuanian, means “Hello.” And for Monee, the response to the newly opened Labas Latte & Vino is: “Welcome!” Resident reaction to the wine bar…

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Peotone Boy Scouts to Sell Spaghetti Dinner Tickets

Peotone Boy Scout Troop 315 will be canvassing the village on October 22 and 29  to sell tickets for their annual Spaghetti Dinner on November 3 at the Peotone American Legion. Tickets are $8 each, with children five and under free. Tickets will be available at door and credit cards will be accepted. Carry-outs are available.

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PHS Athletic Booster Club to Host Bubble Soccer Tournament

Peotone High School’s Athletic Booster Club will host a Bubble Soccer Tournament on October 30. –photo submitted The Peotone High School Athletic Booster Club is bringing some great family fun to this school year, including a Bubble Soccer Tournament fundraiser. During their summer meeting to discuss various activities and fundraisers for the school year, the…

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Farmland Preservation is a Big Concern for Area Agriculture Communities

Feature Photo Caption: Farmland like this is disappearing, but there is a program to preserve it and agriculture communities. —photo by Karen Haave by Karen Haave When a new industrial development begins, the first concerns from nearby residents often are increased truck traffic, safety, and noise. But something they might not consider is that it also…

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Second Place Church in Monee to Host Free Family Fall Festival

Second Place Church will host a Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is open to the public and offers a day of fun for the whole family. Organizers encourage guests to stop by anytime between 10 am and 2 pm. Activities include a Jumpy, Face…

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Run for Their Lives 5K Dedicated to Ending Human Trafficking

Feature Photo Caption: Participants of the RFTL 5K 2018 were happy to spread the word: The goal is to end human slavery and sex trafficking. by Karen Haave One young man’s local efforts to stop human trafficking were in the spotlight again as 160 runners lined up for Run for Their Lives 2018. Jordan Mitchell and…

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The Mobile ‘Wall That Heals’ is a Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Feature Photo Caption: Flags hung from ladder trucks in Peotone and Monee on Tuesday as many saluted the Wall That Heals exhibit on its way to Oak Forest. Area residents, veterans and first responders took time out from their daily routine on Tuesday to salute the Wall That Heals exhibit as it rolled through Peotone and…

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Crete Park District’s Acorn Fest is a Whole Bunch of Nutty Fun

Feature Photo Caption: New this year to Acorn Fest, and “a huge hit” was the Dream Team Fire Jugglers. If you were looking for “Good food, good friends and good fun” last weekend, Crete’s  Acorn Fest was the place to be. The event is intended to offer good times, but organizers also hope “it will strengthen…

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The Old CMHS ‘Dome’ Demolition: Memories Are Made of This

Feature Photo Caption: Crete Village President Mike Einhorn (center) was one of many CMHS graduates who stopped by the old high school during the sale of surplus sale on September 15. With him were event staff volunteers (from left) Katherine Perry, Jennifer Barnes, Jennifer Gasbarro, Jeanine Galbraith, Rochelle Clark, Tracy Friel, Pam Pansa, Keith McLean,…

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Area Law Enforcement Officials Offer Residents Safety Advice

Feature Photo Caption: A community forum on safety and protecting your property and family drew a full house.–photo by Karen Haave by Karen Haave Area law enforcement officials had some advice recently for residents who want to protect their homes and cars from theft:  Lock up, and keep your valuables out of sight. As for use…

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Monee Cemetery at St. Paul’s UCC Looking for Landmark Status

Monee’s cemetery at St. Paul United Church of Christ is believed to be the oldest in Will County, but has never been a designated landmark. That is about to change, with a little help from  Dan Seggebruch of the Will County Historic Preservation Commission. Monee Historical Society President Christi Holston said Seggebruch has been helping…

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New Beautification Committee Wants to Make ‘Monee Proud’

Feature Photo Caption: Monee Trustee Janet Blue already has flags, donated by a friend, and hopes to display them and making entryways into the village a little more “welcoming.” by Karen Haave Monee just might seem a little bit prettier, a lot prouder, with a touch of whimsy come holiday time. That’s if Village Trustee Janet…

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