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Strict New Manteno Building Code Affects What Residents Can Build On Their Property

By Stephen Nelson At their Monday, March 6, meeting, the Manteno Village Board revised the building code, which will restrict what residents can build in their back yards. Under the new code, several things now will be violations, including tree houses and green houses. The code also restricts sheds to certain requirements. Back yard or…

Jakob Knox is the new CEO and President of Marketing and Community Relations Director for Manteno, replacing Sarah Marion who left to pursue other endeavors. He began Feb 27th. Jakob is pictured at the Manteno Village board meeting Monday night. Photo by Dan Gerber.

Manteno Adds to Village Code to Address Unkempt Properties

By Stephen Nelson At its February 21 meeting, the Manteno Village Board passed an ordinance amending the Village Health and Sanitation Code, with a new chapter that specifically addresses garbage, debris, and graffiti on private property. Mayor Tim Nugent said the amended code will give the village authority to take specific action to deal with…

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Sign Purchase Approved by Manteno Village Board

By Stephen Nelson There was a single action item on the agenda at the Manteno Village Board meeting on February 6. Trustees approved spending $52,694.40 for the purchase of an electronic sign to be installed outside the new police headquarters building. Mayor Tim Nugent said the renovation work on the former bank building is still…

All the golf carts in last year’s parade will need stickers. Photo by Dan Gerber.

Time To Renew Golf Cart Registrations In Manteno

By Stephen Nelson At the January 17 Manteno Village Board Meeting, which lasted 13 minutes from beginning to end, Mayor Tim Nugent announced that it’s time to renew registrations for golf carts that use village streets. The mayor said, “everyone who registered last year will be getting a renewal form in the mail.” Anyone interested…

Sarah Marion, IOM - President and CEO Manteno Chamber of Commerce, poses with Angie Whitcomb IOM, chair of the Midwest Board of Regents and Matt R. McCormick, IOM, CCE, chair of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Organization Management. –Photo submitted.

Marion Announces Manteno Village/Chamber of Commerce Departure

By Madeleine Willis Sarah Marion announced her departure from the Village of Manteno and the Manteno Chamber of Commerce in a press release to the Manteno Vedette on January 3. Marion’s last day will go into effect March 1. In her departure from the village, she will be starting her own organizational consulting business. Marion…

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Manteno Amends Process for Solicitors

By Andrea Arens In new business, the Manteno Village Board amended the solicitors ordinance to move the process for applying for a solicitors permit from village hall to the police and increase the fees. The information of approved solicitors also will be posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page to allow residents to verify approved…

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#1 in 2022 – Manteno Village Board Approves Property Tax Reimbursement Plan

No one likes paying property taxes but, when Manteno decided to offer reimbursement of property taxes to homeowners, the plan became very popular online. Although Manteno has more than 9,000 residents, just under 2,000 actually applied for the reimbursement. By Stephen Nelson The Manteno Village Board, at their February 22 meeting, voted to establish a…

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Manteno to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

By Stephen Nelson At their Monday, December 19, meeting, the Manteno Village Board approved spending $57,794 for the building of four electric vehicle charging stations. A contract for construction of the stations was awarded to PowerPortEVC, in the amount of $24,794, and a contract for installation of electrical service at the four stations was awarded…

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2023 Manteno Property Tax Levy Gets Final Approval

By Stephen Nelson The Manteno Village Board met December 5 for the sole purpose of giving final approval to raising the local property tax next year. The levy will increase by 1.75 percent over this year, as it will be $33,169 greater, coming in at a total of $1,939,500. The higher amount sought actually is less…

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Manteno Approves Sizable Property Tax Increase

By Stephen Nelson At their Monday, November 21, meeting, the Manteno Village Board approved the property tax levy for next year. The levy will increase by 1.75 percent over this year, as it will be $33,169 larger, coming in at a total of $1,939,500. The higher amount sought is actually less than the nearly $100,000…

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Renovation Work At New Manteno Police Headquarters Building Begins

By Stephen Nelson At their Monday, November 7, meeting, Manteno Village Board awarded a contract for renovation work on the building that will be used as the new police headquarters. The contract, worth $1,767,356, was awarded to CCC Holdings of Tinley Park. Renovation work will begin immediately on the building at 110 Marquette Place South.…

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New Auto Repair Business To Locate On N. Locust In Manteno

By Stephen Nelson At their meeting on October 17, Village of Manteno Trustees voted to grant a special use permit to property owners Randy Williams and Robert Nally for an automotive repair business at 615 N. Locust Street. Another variance for 1064 Winfield Drive, for maximum lot coverage, also was approved. Lot sizes in the…

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Manteno Reminds Residents to Apply for Property Tax Rebate by October 31

By Andrea Arens In an abbreviated meeting, Mayor Tim Nugent reminded residents the deadline to apply for the property tax rebate is October 31. Applications submitted after the 31st will not be considered. Nugent said 1,069 applications have been received for a total of $644,000 to be refunded to residents. Nugent reminded residents they must…

New Manteno Police Officer Shaddy Mohammad with Mayor Tim Nugent and Chief Alan Swinford. Photo courtesy Manteno Police Department.

Manteno Police Department Now Fully Staffed

By Stephen Nelson At the Tuesday, September 6, Manteno Village Board meeting, trustees presided over the swearing in of two new police officers, bringing the department to 21 officers, which is considered fully staffed. One of the new officers is a Kankakee County native. Kyle Schubert was born in Manteno, went to Manteno High School…

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Village of Manteno Shares

By Andrea Arens In a very short and routine board meeting, Manteno Mayor Tim Nugent shared that the village recently shared their resources with local villages and not-for-profits. Manteno shared a stage and fencing with Peotone for their Chamber’s Block Party, a generator for an Aroma Park event, and the generator, also, with Acting Out…

Bob’s Drive-in/GG’s on North Locust was popular for ice cream; pictured here in 1991.

Manteno Trivia July 14

By Melanie Holmes Two weeks ago, we asked if anyone knew where the very first Dairy Queen in Manteno was located. An advertisement in the April 25, 1952, edition of the Manteno News said, “Dairy Queen Now Open.” Its location was “two doors west of the A&P.” As long-timers will recall, the A&P was housed…

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Main Street Construction Work To Be Mostly Completed By End Of July

By Stephen Nelson At the Monday, June 20, Manteno Village Board meeting, Mayor Tim Nugent said the major portion of the construction work taking place along Main Street will be completed by the end of July, if the weather continues to cooperate. During the meeting that lasted less than 20 minutes, trustees also approved an…

Dixie Barclay entered a contest to win a therapy bike, and she won with the help of many votes. –Photo submitted.
Local Three-Year-Old Wins Bike in Great Bike Giveaway
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Monee Village Board Approves Pay Hikes
Wyatt Blevins is one of the children in the Fire Buddies program. –Photo submitted.
Fire Buddies Spreads Cheer
Panthers take another huge win. –Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Panthers Win, 19-0
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School Board Approves Cameras at High School
Easter Egg Hunt
Manteno/Bourbonnais Easter Egg Dashes
Football Ball on Grass
Devils Soccer Loses Season Opener to Mac
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Familiar Faces Speak at Beecher School Board Meeting
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Peotone Softball Looking Forward to a Great Season
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Peotone Swears in New Officers; Approves Budget
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Peotone P & Z Recommends Board Approval for Rezoning on Wilmington Road
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Demolition Stalled on 206 N. Second
March was declared CSL Behring month at the Kankakee County Board meeting. Photo courtesy the Kankakee County Board.
March Declared CSL Behring Month In Kankakee County
Police DUI Checkpoint
Fatal Crash at Peotone-Wilmington Road and Rt. 45
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IGA for Village of Beecher and BFPD Not Going Anywhere Yet
Panthers 8th grade girls volleyball had a fantastic season. Photo by Jim Piacentini.
Eighth Grade Panthers Fall to Summit Hill, but Have Terrific Season!
Wiretaps show Madigan, through McClain, Forced Ally Out of Legislature to Protect Himself
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Beecher Soccer Looking for a Great Season
New police officer, Ustad Jaco, was sworn in at the March 8th village board meeting. Photo courtesy Village of Monee.
Monee Adds a New Police Officer
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Strict New Manteno Building Code Affects What Residents Can Build On Their Property