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Ladycats Knock off Blue Devils

November 18, 2018

by Dennis Bowling Beecher Coach Adam Keen has very high expectations for freshman Abby Shepard. Yet, in only her fourth varsity game, she had an’ oh my goodness’ type of moment on November 16. With 38 seconds to go in the very exciting game with Peotone, Shepard drained a trey to tie the game at…

Ladycat Sippel Named RVC Player of the Year

November 18, 2018

This fall, Katie Sippel led the Beecher volleyball team to a perfect record in the River Valley. Sippel was named the RVC Player of the Year. The junior setter finished the season with 659 assists. Sippel also led the Ladycats with 180 service points, including 77 aces. She was third in kills (177), blocks (23)…

Chargers, Bobcats Enjoy All-TWV Selections

November 18, 2018

Illinois Lutheran and Beecher each had two first-team All-Twin Valley soccer selections. Charger seniors Josh Cullen and Kyle Gould were picked, as the duo led the Illinois Lutheran offense. Cullen finished with 27 goals and 13 assists, while Gould scored 24 goals with 10 assists. Bobcats selected were senior Jacob Jones and freshman Gage Beck.…

Johnson’s Greenhouses to Celebrate 80 Years with Open House

November 15, 2018

by Chris Russell Eighty years! Johnson’s Greenhouses will host an Open House on November 17, from 9 am to 5 pm, to celebrate their 80th anniversary. Johnson’s Greenhouses opened for business in May of 1938 after Lee Johnson, with the assistance of his father, “Doc,” a well-known veterinarian and businessman for more than 50 years,…

Plum Valley Preserve Access Area/Dog Park Opens

November 15, 2018

The Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access, which includes the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s sixth off-leash dog park, opened November 9, in Crete Township. The access area, at the southeast corner of Burville Road and Route 394, includes a picnic pavilion that can accommodate up to 50 people, a nine-acre dog park,…

Johnson’s Greenhouses to Celebrate 80 Years with Open House

You will find many Angels throught the showroom at Johnson’s Greenhouses. They ...

Enjoy Manhattan Museum’s Holiday Exhibit

The Manhattan Township Historical Museum invites residents to visit their celebration of ...

Time to ‘Fall Back’

Don’t forget: This Saturday, November 3, is the time to set clocks ...

Parkurst Hosting Annual Halloween Blood Drive

Vampires aren’t the only ones interested in your blood. Area residents are encouraged ...

Fall Fest This Saturday!

Peotone Fall Fest is coming this Saturday, October 20, in downtown Peotone on ...

Rep. Parkhurst Announces Long Awaited Funds for Kankakee State Park

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst announced the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget ...

Help for Seniors with Medicare Part D Enrollment

The Senior Assistance Center at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 ...


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Salvation Army Receives Gold Coin

The Salvation Army received a gold coin in a red kettle at Jewel in Kankakee over the weekend. This is ...

WCWC Job Fair November 20

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair on Tuesday, November 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., ...

ONU School of Music Students Touring with Sidewalk Prophets

Shine, FM, a broadcast ministry of Olivet Nazarene University, announced the upcoming appearance of Sidewalk Prophets at Centennial Chapel in Bourbonnais. Performing on ...

Illinois Audubon Society Receives Land Donation from Ducks Unlimited

Partners collaborate to increase Illinois River floodplain habitat protection. Ducks Unlimited has transferred ownership of a 225-acre parcel of land, ...

USF to Host Writers’ Conference

This Saturday, November 17, the University of St. Francis English Department will host its 27th annual St. Francis Writers' Conference, ...

Will County Health Department Talks ‘Food Safety’

On the morning of October 30, the Environmental Health Division of the Will County Health Department hosted approximately 100 Will ...

Forum Hosts Discussion on Changes in Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Health Care Benefits

Officials from several State of Illinois agencies explained changes in health care benefits, specifically relating to mental health and substance ...


Illinois News


High school student dies 2 days after being pulled from pool

LANSING, Ill. (AP) — A 14-year-old student has died two days after being pulled from the swimming pool at an ...

Fed report shows farm income on the decline

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank says farm income is continuing to decline ...

Illinois medical marijuana companies work to expand

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois medical marijuana companies are working to expand as they expect opportunities to grow after years of ...

Bones of man dead 800 years found in suburban Chicago

ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — A woman doing landscaping on her suburban Chicago property unearthed the bones of a man who ...

Attorneys argue requiring gun permits is unconstitutional

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Two public defenders from Peoria County say requiring permits to carry firearms outside the home is ...

Early southern Illinois radio-TV personality Erv Coppi dies

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — One of southern Illinois' earliest and best-known radio and TV stars has died. The (Carbondale) Southern ...

Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" ...

SIU Carbondale to reopen Neely Hall

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A Southern Illinois University official says one of the Carbondale campus's iconic 17-story towers will reopen ...

Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

by ANDREW SOERGEL, For The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some ...

Drury wrestler shot, wounded in hunting accident

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Freshman Drury University wrestler Donovan Benetti has been shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident. ...


Illinois Politics


 

The Latest: Senate fails on withdrawal from Crosscheck

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois General Assembly's fall session (all times local): The Senate has failed ...

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise

by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ...

Senate overrides Rauner veto on immigrant crime-victim visas

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate on Wednesday rejected Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of ...

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

by DAVID A. LIEB and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states ...

Pritzker name advisers who will look into Illinois’ finances

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker on Thursday named labor leaders, a former Republican lawmaker and allies of ...

Election results offer more evidence of urban-rural divide

by SARA BURNETT, Associated Press ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — Democrats did what was once unthinkable when they flipped two suburban ...

Illinois Democrats sweep statewide races, flip 2 House seats

by SARA BURNETT and JOHN O'CONNOR, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats dominated in Illinois on Tuesday, winning all statewide offices ...

Pritzker’s election as governor tops big night for Democrats

by JOHN O'CONNOR and SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat J.B. Pritzker capitalized on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's unpopularity ...

Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

by LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new ...

Obama to rally voters in Chicago to support Democrats

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will be in Chicago to urge voters to turn out for governor candidate ...


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Today in History

by The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2018. There are 40 days left in…


Village Board


Constellation Selected for New Electric Aggregation Program

Fifteen Will County communities have selected Constellation to supply electricity for their electric aggregation program. Under the new program, resident…

Peotone, Beecher Select Constellation for Aggregation Program

The Villages of Peotone and Beecher, along with 13 other Will County communities, have selected Constellation to supply electricity for…

Washington Township Offering Senior Breakfast/Flu Shot Program

Washington Township, in cooperation with the Village of Beecher, will sponsor a “Senior Breakfast” for all Washington Township seniors on Saturday,…

Beecher Fire Department Plans Training Facility

by Chris Russell The Beecher Fire Department is planning to utilize land at Indiana Avenue and Town Center Road for…

Beecher welcomes Superintendent, Principal with Meet & Greet

Featured Photo Caption: Pictured are the new Beecher High School Principal, Jack Gaham (left), and School Superintendent, K. Bradley Cox (right).…

Looking Back

By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: November 14, 1968 “Village Board Approves Plan Commission Recommendations” “The village board meeting, held…

Town Calendar

Thursday, November 15 SENIORS 9 a.m.: Crochet, SSC 9:30 a.m.: Crafts class, Frankfort Township Hall 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Senior assistance,…

Seniors Happenings

CALENDAR Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 23 9 a.m., Painting studio, SSC 9 a.m.-noon, Information and assistance, SSC…

Beecher Community Library News

by Jill Grosso Science fiction books build stories in worlds that do not exist. They are often set in the…

Beecher Police Blotter

October 12: 8:50 a.m. – Robert A. Salazar, age 44, of 4420 Henry Street, Hammond, IN., was arrested for an…

Gerald D. Hayes

Gerald D. Hayes, age 84, of Monee, formerly of Oak Forest, passed away November 5, 2018. He is survived by…

Betty Murray

Betty R. Murray, 86, of Manteno, formerly of the Peotone-Frankfort area where she and her husband raised their family, died…

Ralph Nagel Sr.

Ralph Alvin Nagel Sr., 90, of Monee-Green Garden Township, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Riverside Miller Healthcare and Rehabilitation…

Annalee Grunert

Annalee Rose Grunert, 80, of Monee, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Chicago. Born September 17, 1938, in Omaha, Neb.,…

Letter to the Editor – Peotone School District

Dear Editor: The Peotone School Board sold cash bonds in 2010, 2013, and 2015. The total amount borrowed in those…

Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

by ANDREW SOERGEL, For The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some…

Survey: Rural economy being hurt by tariffs, low prices

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains…

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

by IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst…

NFIB offers tips for ‘Small Business Saturday’ success

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state’s top trade group for Main Street shops is offering tips to retailers for “Small…


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