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Letter to Ed.: Anderson

Dear Editor: I want to encourage friends and neighbors in district 4 of the Crete Monee Unified School District to cast their votes for Alex Gallegos for the 201U Board of Education on or before April 4. Alex’s commitment to family and community is evident in his dedicated, optimistic work ethic, his integrity, and intelligence.…

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Letter to Ed.: Deutsche

Dear Editor: It is my honor to recommend Jeanine Galbraith for re-election as the District 4 CM201-U School Board member. Jeanine has lived in Crete for 31 years with her husband, Bill, of 37 years. Mrs. Galbraith is retired from the Chicago Tribune after 40 years of service. Jeanine is an active member of the…

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Letter to Ed.: Patton

Dear Editor: I had the privilege of serving as the interim superintendent in Crete-Monee District 201U on two occasions for a year. On both occasions, Mrs. Jeanine Galbraith served on the board of education, and I had numerous to interact with her and witness her commitment to the district and the students it serves. She…

Crete-Monee School Board Candidate: William Sawallisch Jr.

Name: William Sawallisch Jr Home Address/years in the school district: 6924 Trisha Court, Monee / 22+ years in the School District Subdistrict you reside in: I am in Sub-District 1 Community Involvement: I have been the Monee Youth Baseball & Softball President, I was the Crete-Monee High School Athletic Booster President & Member for 8…

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Crete-Monee School Board Candidate: Jeanine Galbraith

I’m Jeanine Galbraith and I’m running for re-election as the District 4 CM201-U School Board member. I have lived in Crete for 31 years and have been married to my husband, Bill, for 37 years. I am retired from the Chicago Tribune after 40 years of service. I am a member of Crete Woman’s Club.…

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Crete-Monee School Board Candidate: Alejandro ‘Alex’ Gallegos

Name: Alejandro “Alex” Gallegos Home Address/years in the school district: Crete, Illinois; 3 years Subdistrict you reside in: 4 Community Involvement: I’m an involved community member who has attended park district board meetings, village board meetings, school board meetings, and more over the last couple of years to learn more about how our local government…


Crete-Monee Board of Ed Considers Safety Plan for Upcoming School Year

At its June 14 and June 21 meetings, the Crete-Monee Board of Education was presented with a proposed safety plan for the district’s high school and middle school buildings for the 2022-‘23 school year. Key components of the safety plan include a focus on developing relationships with students, partnering with law enforcement, and sharing information…

Supt. Kara Coglianese and members of the CM 201-U Board of Education share a smile with Crete-Monee High School staff, parents, and cadets from the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. –Photo submitted.

201-U Honors Navy Jr. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Four years of hard work and dedication were on display this month at the Committee of the Whole Meeting, celebrating a significant milestone in the history of NJROTC at Crete-Monee High School. The nine program cadets reflected on their designation as “plank owners,” a term used to describe an individual who was an original crew…

Dan Seggebruch gave details about  the donations the family made to the Monee Historical Society and Crete Area Historical Society recently. He is holding a timber taken from one of the original buildings constructed 170 years ago on the Monee homestead. That spinning wheel in the photo is real, presumably used by his great-great-great-grandmother. –Photo by Karen Haave.
Seggebruch Family Marks Anniversary with Donation
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Crete Looking at Golf Carts
Village President Peter March got gas and made the first purchase at the Peotone Travel Center. –Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Peotone Travel Center Now Open for Business
Lady Bobcats Kept Tri-Point on Point
Christmas in Manteno
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Gotion Rezoning Unanimously Approved
Vedette Sports Report 12/7/23. Photo submitted.
Zackary Johnson led the Bobcats to victory with 19 points in the 80-49 rout against GSW. – Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Beecher Basketball
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It Was a Banner Year in Monee
County Board Member Judy Ogalla spoke at a town hall addressing the possibility of an alternative to the airport. Photo by Andrea Arens.
What if there was an alternative to the airport?
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Bragging Rights for Crete PD
Attorney Robby Dube for the Concerned Citizens of Manteno spoke at a press conference before the P & Z hearing. –Photo by Andrea Arens.
Long Rezoning Hearing in Manteno Had Room Packed
Adyn McGiney scored his 1,000th point. He’s pictured with his mom Erin and dad Greg and Coach Tyler Shireman. Photo by Jim Piacentini.
The Panthers battle the Bobcats at the Turkey Tourney. –Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Thanksgiving Turkey Tourney Brought Exciting Play
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Crete Approves Solar Farm
 Peotone Junior High’s seventh-grade girls basketball team is 24-0 after winning an IESA regional tournament. Photo by Peotone Junior High
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No Gotion Campaign Leaders Pledge Loyalty to Their Community
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Beecher Moves to Re-Bid
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Solar Power Project Rejected in Green Garden Township
Many participated in the Veterans Day Run. Photo submitted.
Manteno Veterans Day Run