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Letter to Ed.: Freeman

Dear Editor: Recently, Will County Board Members Mica Freeman released a statement on the hate crime that resulted in the death of a six-year-old boy and the hospitalization of his mother… My district (Plainfield Township) experienced a devastating tragedy this weekend. A six-year-old was killed, and his mother was left severely injured at the hands…

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Letter to Ed.: Veterans Day

Dear Editor: The members of American Legion Auxiliary Peotone Unit 392 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for the security we have here at home. We know…

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Letter to Ed.: Smith

Dear Editor: In his letter to President Biden, Governor Pritzker complained about the “refugees” being bussed to Chicago from Texas and how federal aid hasn’t kept up. Pritzker rightly points out that the situation is “untenable.” Immigrants are sleeping in police stations, airports, and temporary shelters, making Chicago bureaucrats scramble to provide food, clothing, and…

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Letter to Ed: Chisausky

Dear Editor: I just watched the Peotone School Board meeting from August 21 and am horrified by what I saw. Multiple English teachers spoke about a situation at the school where books they have been teaching are now being challenged as inappropriate. Three of my children attended Peotone schools, and I always was pleased with…

Swift’s concerts are interactive and intricate - truly a whole experience. –Photo by Madeleine Willis.

Opinion: Why Taylor Swift is Worth the Hype and Even all the Chaos

By: Madeleine Willis  On June 2, I had the privilege of attending Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour,” in Chicago. This was the first of three nights Swift would be performing at Soldier Field.  Swift’s tour began in Glendale, Arizona, on March 17. You can probably remember the iconic beginning of Swift’s tour because the Mayor…

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Letter to Ed.: Memorial Day

Dear Editor: As the wife of a Vietnam-era Army veteran, I hold a special place in my heart for the parents, siblings, spouses, and friends of those who served. I can’t help but think of all the men and women who have gone to fight for this great nation and didn’t return home. While we…

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Letter to Ed.: Heuer

Dear Editor: Will County Board Chair Judy Ogalla is advocating a locally-led alternative land use plan for seven-square-miles of eastern Will County countryside bought up over the past couple decades by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Ogalla’s proposal comes in response to Peotone news from Springfield. The Third Airport lobby is pushing a state…

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Letter to Ed.: Ogalla

Dear Editor: The Sun Times’ April 30, 2023, editorial —“Lawmakers shouldn’t rush to spend more money on flawed Peotone Airport plan” — gives sound reasons for opposing a bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly. HB2531 would require the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) “to pursue proposals within six months, from developers interested in building…

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Editorial: I Don’t Care How, Just Vote

By Andrea Arens I ran for office once. Only once, and that was enough. Running for office requires you to put yourself out there to criticism, to be asked silly questions about things you have no control over, and to be berated by people who are just fed up with whatever they believe is unjust…

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Voting Begins in Contest Naming Coolest Thing Made in Illinois

Nearly 250 unique products vying to advance to Top 16. The initial round of voting is open in the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s (IMA) fourth annual “Makers Madness” contest, a bracket-style tournament in which the public decides what product earns the 2023 title of The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois. Presented by Comcast Business, the competition…

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Letter to the Editor: Crime in Our Townships

Dear Community: Unfortunately, there is increasing crime in our townships. A few years ago, it was mostly illegal dumping and occasional thievery. BUT, in the past few years and, most recently, thieves are becoming more daring and uncaring. Several residents in Will Township have had their sheds, garages, barns, and driveways pilfered but not for…

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Letter to the Editor: Mayor Peter March

Dear Editor and All Village Residents: As we move into 2023, I feel it is important for all to see what their village government has accomplished for them in the past year. There was a great deal done with our limited budget and small staff. Here is an accounting of some of our accomplishments in…

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Letter to the Editor: Richards

Dear Editor: I am very excited to announce that I have submitted my petition packet and have decided to run for a two-year term for Peotone Trustee. As for my background, I have been a resident of Peotone for 15 years and graduated Peotone High School in 1991. After high school,  I graduated from Eastern…


Editorial: Thankful Thoughts

I embarked on this journey just about a year ago. With no experience other than a degree in Journalism I had hardly ever used, I took over as editor and reporter for my community and a few others. I kept my day job as special education teacher, because frankly, I’m just not ready to quit…

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Letter to Editor: Zonta Club

Dear Editor: Globally, one-in-three women experience physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, evidence has shown all types of gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence, has escalated. From November 25 – December 10, the Zonta…

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Letter to Editor: March

I encourage voters on November 8 to re-elect Judy Ogalla to the Will County Board. Judy has been a tireless advocate for Eastern Will County. We need a representative in Joliet who is not afraid to speak up to protect our way of life in our part of the county. Please vote to re-elect Judy…

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Letter to the Editor: Turay

Dear Editor: Gas prices over 60 percent above two years ago nationwide with some places even double two years ago. Food costs up double digits, with many items even much more. Utility bills ever climbing with the winter heating months just ahead. Health care providers at an all time minimum, with appointments harder and harder…

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
Vedette Sports Report
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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