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Human Trafficking Conference at KCC

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4,991 total views, 0 views today Take part in “Looking Beneath the Surface” – Human Trafficking Conference on Friday, January 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive in Kankakee. KCC, Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA), and the 21st Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council sponsor the event. Cost to…

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Illinois Lutheran Announces First Semester Honor Rolls

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16,280 total views, 0 views today Illinois Lutheran High School recently announced its first semester honor rolls. Congratulations to the following students. High Honors (4.0 or higher) Abigail Alexander, Samantha Bruns, Elijah Dorn, Maya Swenson, Noah Uhlenbrauck, Savannah Vesci, and Rebecca Witvoet. A Honor Roll (3.5 – 4.0) Jason Alexander, Isabella Biesterfeld, Paige Biesterfeld, Megan Brown, Joseph…

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Illinois Colleges to Have Uniform Military Training Acceptance Policy

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84,303 total views, 0 views today Beginning January 1, Illinois universities and colleges must establish a policy for awarding academic course credit for military training, thanks to State Senator Michael E. Hastings. One of the biggest challenges facing returning servicemen and women is figuring out how military training credits transfer to college credit. The new law will…

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Crete/Monee/Steger Group Meetings

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27,311 total views, 0 views today Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild meets at Steger Community Center, 3501 S. Hopkins in Steger, every second Wednesday of the month all year long. The next meeting will be held January 10. For more information, visit Earth Science Club The South Suburban Earth Science Club will…

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Will County wins gold award for solar energy plan

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26,748 total views, no views today by Susan DeMar Lafferty, The Daily Southtown Will County apparently is as golden as the sun when it comes to promoting solar energy, according to SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Five months after winning the bronze designation, Will County recently was recognized as a Gold SolSmart…

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Crete Township Food Pantry Receives Old Plank Trail Community Bank Donation

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28,137 total views, 0 views today Old Plank Trail Community Bank, a Wintrust Community Bank, believes in community outreach on a variety of levels and recognizes needs within the community. With this mission in mind, bank staff Rebecca Nagle and Nanci Pascarella, recently presented Donna Allen, Crete Township Food Pantry President, with a check for $500. The…

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Will County’s new 15,000 square-foot 911 center comes alive in Joliet

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43,307 total views, 0 views today by Susan DeMar Lafferty, The Daily Southtown Residents who dialed 9-1-1 did not notice anything different, thanks to a carefully orchestrated, if not “mind-boggling” plan. They did not see the sweaty palms and furrowed brows of technicians, officials, and dispatchers as they focused on multiple computer screens and waited for the…

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Crete Police Blotter 12/2 to 12/14

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18,420 total views, 0 views today In an effort to inform the community of current crimes and seek the public’s assistance in pending investigations, the Crete Police Department will attempt to post information related to crimes occurring within the village. This list includes arrests and crimes occurring in the community and is only a partial list of…

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Crete-Monee High School Boasts 26 Illinois State Scholars for 2018

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29,897 total views, 0 views today Photo Caption: Crete-Monee High School Illinois State Scholars are Patricia Baranski, Gabriel McCandless, Kamille Barrett, David Morales, Jack Cockrum, Ramzi Ramadan, Samuel Croak, Lamorej Roberts, Mary Margarette Deguzman, Jazlyn Smith, Sabreet Dhatt, Carmiya Solomon, Alexander Dubin, Jayson Stafford, Christina Gray, Beija Teolis, Dylan Hauck, Jessica Thoresen, Christopher Hixson, Riley Wagner, Umangkumar Kalaria, Issey Alea…

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C-M School Officials Discuss Non-resident Numbers; 1400 Students in Question

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39,311 total views, 0 views today by Karen Haave Initial investigations for out-of-district students enrolled illegally in Crete-Monee School District have turned up a surprisingly high number of red-flag residents. District 201-U officials said that, while many of those names might be included on the list in error, National Investigations tentatively has identified 1,400 questionable students. National…

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Crete-Monee Students Doing Good in the Neighborhood

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10,782 total views, 0 views today Photo Caption: Crete-Monee Middle School students Lashawn Langford and Tahir Williams are joined by Lisa Teslow and Evan Lukowski, Crete-Monee Middle School teachers and student government sponsors; Archana Liggins, Northern Illinois Food Bank Area Agency Specialist; and Stephanie Ambrose, Mobile Food Pantry Supervisor from Catholic Charities. The students joined their classmates, members…

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Will County Consolidated 911 Center Goes Live

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109,411 total views, 0 views today Will County’s new consolidated 911 Dispatch Center and Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) went live this week bringing together  31 separate communities under one centralized roof to better coordinate and respond to emergencies.  The consolidation is one of the first and largest in the state. Peotone Fire Chief Bill Schrieber says…

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Operation Combat BikeSaver Fundraiser December 30

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89,126 total views, 0 views today On Saturday, December 30, AMVET Post 67 will host an Operation Combat BikeSaver Fundraiser at the Post Home, 532 Gould Street in Beecher. Tickets are $20 per person and include draft beer, food, raffles, live music, plus DJ music. For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Ryan Griffin at 708-954-7511 or…

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Jones Encourages Veterans to Utilize New Free Legal Services Hotline

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69,007 total views, 0 views today State Rep. Thaddeus Jones is highlighting a new legal assistance hotline, which can help Illinois veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, and their dependents with matters, including consumer, housing, and family law. “Legal services often are costly, and it’s important we do what we can to help the men and women who…

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Telle Signs with Fairfield University

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16,512 total views, 0 views today Maria Telle, a senior at Crete-Monee High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to further her softball career at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT in the fall of 2018. Maria, who plans to study nursing, is pictured with her parents, Paul and Colleen Telle; standing is Coach Sue Giannantonio, honorary…

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