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C-M Focus Group Seeking Business Skills Feedback

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The C-M 201-U Community Business Leaders’ Focus Group is seeking feedback on what skills businesses are looking for in today’s successful employee.

As a result, the C-M 201-U Community Mentors are looking for local businesses and organizations to participate in providing help and support to the district’s high school students for volunteering or employment opportunities. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 3, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at Crete-Monee High School, 1515 W. Exchange Street, in Crete.

Business partners will: Provide insight into what they seek in a potential employee during a focus group; conduct mock interviews with students; and have access to candidates who have copleted the training program.

Students will: Complete a five-session Employee Skill Training Workshop where they will practice the suggested skills and attend mock interviews with the business representatives.

To secure a spot, contact Cheryl Hineline at hinelinec@cm201u.org or call 708-367-8310.


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CM 201-U Holds First Strategic Planning Workgroup Meeting

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Spread the loveCrete-Monee School District 201-U held its first Strategic Planning Workgroup meeting on Thursday, February 22, with approximately 50 members participating. During the session, participants discussed the importance of strategic planning, the process that will be used to create the strategic plan, and the district’s mission and vision. The group also reviewed feedback from…


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Franciscan Health Olympia Fields Redesignated Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

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Spread the loveFranciscan Health Olympia Fields has been redesignated as an Acute Stroke Ready hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the hospital announced recently. Acute Stroke Ready hospitals serve as the first stop for patients suspected of having a stroke. Franciscan Health Olympia Fields is the only hospital in the South Suburbs with…


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Legion Fish Fry March 9

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Spread the loveArea residents are invited to Peotone American Legion Post 392’s monthly all-you-can-eat fish fry on Saturday, March 9, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., or until sold out. Tickets are $15 for perch or catfish and include French fries, cole slaw, bread, and butter. You might also want to try a special dessert for…


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Crete Library News

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Spread the loveThursday, March 7 Knot Just for Knitters, from 1 – 2 p.m., ages 11/adult: Join us to socialize while working on knitting, crocheting, or any other type of needlework project. Drop in. Preschool Pals, from 1 – 2 p.m., ages four/five: During this independent storytime experience, children enjoy spending time with other preschoolers,…


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Rep. Haas Celebrates IDOT District 79 Vehicle Procurement

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Spread the loveFollowing the announcement of $57.1 million awarded in new paratransit vehicles on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), State Rep. Jackie Haas released the following statement: “I am thrilled the Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded a total of 11 new vehicles to transit providers in the 79th District through their…


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Franciscan Health Heart, Vascular Institute Echocardiography Lab Achieves Accreditation

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Spread the loveThe Franciscan Health Heart and Vascular Institute Olympia Fields echocardiography lab has achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (ICA) for adult transthoracic echocardiography. Echocardiography (also known as echo) is a form of non-invasive imaging used to assess different areas of the heart, which can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions.…


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Joyce: Budget Proposal Sets Framework for Uplifting Illinois Families

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Spread the loveState Sen. Patrick Joyce released the following statement after hearing the governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2025 budget: “Today’s budget address had funding suggestions our state needs to continue to prioritize, such as education, public safety, and economic development. The governor’s proposal sets a framework for us to begin having conversations to develop a…


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Crete Library News

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Spread the loveThursday, February 29 Manga Club for Teens, from 3 – 4 p.m., grades sixth/12th: Join us to discuss “Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan: Volume 1.” Copies of the book will be available in advance at the library. Register. Friday, March 1 Retro Movie Fridays, from 2:30 – 4:45 p.m., all ages: Showing “Beauty and the…


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Rep. Haas Responds to State of the State Address

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Spread the loveSPRINGFIELD – Following the State of the State Address, State Rep. Jackie Haas released the following statement: “This year’s budget address was disappointing as it is again far from balanced, with a deficit of $775 million for FY25. Instead of proposing cuts to address this deficit, we are seeing increased spending for programs…


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Joyce Measure to Expand Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve Passes Committee

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Spread the loveState Sen. Patrick Joyce introduced a measure before the Senate Judiciary Committee recently that would expand the Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve in Will County. “The transfer of this portion of land would be a big win for the Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve,” said Joyce (D-Essex). “By acquiring more land, there would…


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DeLuca Works to Protect Family Farms; Supports Plan to Overhaul Estate Tax

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Spread the loveWanting to ensure family farms can be passed from one generation to the next without unreasonable tax burdens, state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, is backing an overhaul of the state’s estate tax specific to farms. “When a loved one passes, we don’t want state taxes to force families to sell land, lose equipment, and…


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Emergency Blood Shortage: Give March 12

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Spread the loveThe American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. Help those in need as the University of St. Francis (USF) hosts its next American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, March 12, from 1 to 6 p.m., in the…


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Crete Tables Golf Carts

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Spread the loveBy Karen Haave Crete officials last week tabled three ordinances regulating golf carts in the village. Trustee John Phelan asked that the discussion and vote be delayed until the March 25 meeting. In a letter to the board, Police Chief Scott Pieritz said he was opposed to golf carts for a myriad of…


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Joyce Responds to Proposed Aqua Illinois Rate Increases

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Spread the loveIn response to Aqua Illinois filing a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission to increase the rate they charge for water, State Sen. Patrick Joyce issued the following statement recently: “Aqua Illinois recently filed for a water rate increase that could cause unnecessary financial hardships on families. Now is not the time to…


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