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Peotone School Lunch Menus: January 22 – 26

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1,410 total views, 0 views today PHS Monday, January 22 Quesadilla, salsa, sweet potato bites, broccoli, pineapple, and milk Tuesday, January 23 Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, bread, peaches, fruit roll-up, and milk Wednesday, January 24 Pizza, mixed salad with dressing, corn, applesauce, and milk Thursday, January 25 Chipotle bowl with rice, meat, beans,…

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Beecher School News/Sport Schedules

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1,423 total views, 0 views today School News January 19: End of Second Quarter – End of First Semester; School Improvement Day – Early Release at 11:10 a.m. February 12: Early Release at 11:10 a.m. – School Improvement Day February 19: Presidents’ Day – No School Sports High School Boys Varsity Basketball January 19: St. Anne, away,…

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ATEC to Resume Construction at KCC

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1,818 total views, 0 views today A once-stalled construction project could soon be back in the works. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved $3.7 million to resume construction for a new Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) at Kankakee Community College. “Our focus is to develop skills that our community needs,” said Dr. John Avendano,…

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Peotone School Board December Meeting

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26,957 total views, 0 views today Peotone School District and Will County could be working together on a mutually beneficial project this year. Schools Superintendent Steve Stein told his Board of Education in December that the Will County Board has expressed an interest in working with District 207-U to provide a tax incentive for the possibility of…

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College News

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884 total views, 0 views today Sarah Crews of Beecher has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Meredith Byar of Manhattan, and Madison Mikalauski and Kayla Seymour, both of New Lenox, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.…

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What will the #MeToo movement mean for Cosby’s next trial?

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740 total views, 0 views today By KRISTEN DE GROOT, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors couldn’t agree the first time around whether to accept a woman’s story that “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago. Now he faces a retrial in less than 90 days in a vastly different cultural climate, one in…

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Doreen Tracey, an original Disney Mouseketeer, dies at 74

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724 total views, 0 views today By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s, has died, according to Disney publicist Howard Green. She was 74. Tracey died from pneumonia Wednesday at a hospital in…

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Stars ‘shocked’ at gender pay disparity in Hollywood

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735 total views, 0 views today By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars are sharing their shock at reports of a significant pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for reshoots on the Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World.” Two reports say Wahlberg was paid far more than Williams for…

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Senior Happenings

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5 total views, 0 views today CALENDAR Thursday, January 18 9 a.m., Crochet, SSC 9:30 a.m., Crafts class, Frankfort Township Hall 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Senior assistance, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone 10:30 a.m., Line dancing, Village Woods 1 p.m., Woodcarving, SSC 2 p.m., Bingo, Heritage Woods of Manteno Friday, January 19 9 a.m., Painting…

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Peotone Police Blotter

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31 total views, 0 views today Jacob Sparger, 23, of Peotone, was arrested at 6:10 p.m. on January 5 in the area of Rt. 50 and Peotone-Wilmington Road, for driving while license is suspended, no insurance, suspended registration and no taillights. Sparger was released after posting the required bond and assigned a court date. Bryonka Johnson, 21,…

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Peotone Fire & EMS Calls

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5 total views, 0 views today Total to date: 22 EMS calls and 16 fire calls. January 1: 9:42 a.m., CO alarm on Chestnut Lane; 12:40 p.m., EMS call for a 61-year-old man feeling ill, transported to Olympia Fields; 2:28 p.m., Manteno requested a snorkel for a possible structural fire at 355 Diversatech Drive; 5:09 p.m., EMS…

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Florida House: Hand over records from Emeril’s show now

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1,542 total views, 0 views today TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is demanding the producer of a television show hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse to turn over records in five days or risk hefty fines and even jail. The House voted Thursday to issue a subpoena for the records. Lawmakers are asking for years…

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Peotone School Lunch Menus: January 15 – 19

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14,678 total views, 0 views today Monday, January 15: No School PHS Tuesday, January 16 Chicken patty sandwich with ketchup and mayo, green beans, cauliflower, peaches, apple juice, and milk Wednesday, January 17 Pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce, French fries with ketchup, corn, applesauce, and milk Thursday, January 18 Hot dog with ketchup and mustard, French…

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James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations

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854 total views, 0 views today NEW YORK (AP) — After allegations of sexual misconduct circulated on social media about James Franco, the actor told late-night host Stephen Colbert that the “the things I heard on Twitter are not accurate.” The allegations against Franco were prompted in part by Franco’s best actor in a comedy or musical…

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Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests

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390 total views, 0 views today By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing…

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KCC Offering Welding/Brazing for Artists/Do-It Yourselfers

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14,283 total views, 0 views today Basic welding skills are being taught in an upcoming non-credit class at Kankakee Community College, for artists and do-it-yourselfers. Kankakee Community College is offering “Welding and Brazing for Artists and Do-It Yourselfers.” The non-credit class introduces welding, MIG welding, oxy-acetylene torch welding, and plasma cutting. Safety glasses, helmets and gloves are…

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KCC Offering Professional Development Classes

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14,011 total views, 0 views today Looking for a bargain? A number of professional development classes will be offered at Kankakee Community College for under $50, including some free options. “Human Trafficking: Looking Beneath the Surface” is co-sponsored by KC-CASA, KCC, and the 21st Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council. The all-day seminar will share how to identify…

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