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Crete Police Recruits Graduate from State Police Academy

December 13, 2018

First Woman Speaker of Will County Board Elected

December 13, 2018

Six New Board Members Sworn Into Office Long-time Will County Board member Denise Winfrey made history when she was sworn in as the first-ever woman Speaker of the Will County Board. As leader of the majority party on the board, Winfrey was elected to the top post recently, where she will serve as the chief constitutional…

St. Paul UCC Bids Farewell to Beloved Pastor Peggy Johnson

December 10, 2018

by Karen Haave In every community, leaders come and go. In Monee this time, it’s the Rev. Peggy Johnson, and few will ever be more missed. Affectionately known as Pastor Peggy, she has shepherded St. Paul United Church of Christ since November 2005. But she has been more than a minister for a local congregation.…

C-M To Host Showcase

December 8, 2018

For just five dollars, high school basketball fans can enjoy six top-flight games at the Crete-Monee Showcase on December 15. The action will tipoff at 10:30 a.m. as Maine South tangles with Thornwood. At noon, Chicago Christian will face Mount Carmel. Bloom then will play Hyde Park at 1:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., TF South…

Lions Honor Barb Hodgett

December 6, 2018

Crete Police Blotter: November 8 – 20

In an effort to inform the community of current crimes and seek ...

Eastern Will County Group/Organization Meetings

Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild meets at ...

Crete Township Trustees Meet; Discuss Transportation Costs

Supervisor Mike Liccar has been speaking to Will County officials regarding the ...

Cary-Grove’s Ball Control Upends Crete-Monee

by Jim Baranski Cary-Grove is noted for its triple option, and the ...

Johnson’s Greenhouses to Celebrate 80 Years with Open House

You will find many Angels throught the showroom at Johnson’s Greenhouses. They ...

Enjoy Manhattan Museum’s Holiday Exhibit

The Manhattan Township Historical Museum invites residents to visit their celebration of ...

 


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Illinois News


Student guide to Illinois Governor’s Mansion released

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois first lady Diana Rauner is releasing an online student and curriculum guide for learning about ...

Suburban police officer charged in robberies quits force

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police sergeant charged in September with taking part in the robberies of two ...

Saline County clerk dies just days after taking office

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A county clerk in Southern Illinois who took office less than two weeks ago has died. ...

Investment board says Airbnb West Bank action is illegal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say that Airbnb's ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state ...

Unborn child fatally shot, husband of mother charged

ROUND LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter of a child after a ...

United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing jet

by DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don't need any additional ...

75-year-old man sentenced for southern Illinois bank fraud

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for defrauding seven ...

1 of 5 Marines killed in crash off Japan was from Illinois

TREMONT, Ill. (AP) — One of five missing Marines declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet ...

Pritzker begins planning for inaugural weekend, swearing-in

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is starting to plan his inaugural festivities. Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-elect Juliana Stratton ...

Suburban boy charged with threatening to “shoot up school”

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A student at a suburban Chicago junior high school has been arrested after allegedly posting online ...


Illinois Politics


 

Pritzker begins planning for inaugural weekend, swearing-in

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is starting to plan his inaugural festivities. Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-elect Juliana Stratton ...

New Democratic governors show shift on US charter schools

by SALLY HO, Associated Press Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her ...

House passes bill to name post office after Normal solider

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Legislation to rename a post office in the central Illinois community of Normal in honor of ...

Environmentalists: Coal plant waste puts water at risk

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Several environmental groups say coal ash dump sites at power plants across Illinois have contaminated the ...

Illinois House expunges lawmaker’s tainted water threat

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House took the rare step Wednesday of erasing from ...

Under-21 tobacco ban fails to become law in Illinois

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers failed Wednesday to reverse Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of ...

Activist voices opposition to legal Illinois marijuana sales

CHICAGO (AP) — An opponent to legal marijuana in Illinois says it will allow white corporate exploitation of minority customers. ...

Fall session wraps up, Democrats anticipate Capitol control

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly has ended its fall session as Democrats anticipate complete control of the ...

Illinois governor puts pressure on Airbnb West Bank decision

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted Thursday to pressure Airbnb into reversing its ...

Search warrants served at Chicago alderman’s office

by MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants at the City Hall office of ...

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Sat 15

Crete Library: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun 16

Senior Citizen Program: Crochet/Knitting Group

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon 17

Senior Citizen Program: Stretch & Tone

December 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Mon 17

Senior Citizen Program: Woodworking Club

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 17

Senior Citizen Program: Line Dancing-Advanced Mondays

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mon 17

Senior Citizen Program: Nutrition Lunch

December 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 18

Tai Chi Advanced Class

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 18

Crete-Monee School Board Meeting

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 19

Senior Citizen Program: Podiatry Care

December 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 19

Electronics Recycling

December 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 19

Fire & Police Commission Meeting

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 19

Crete Park District Board Meeting

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 19

Crete Library Board Meeting

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 19

Fire & Police Commission Meeting

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 19

Fire & Police Commission Meeting

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Today in History


Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2018. There are 17 days left in…

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Village Board


Crete Trustees Back ‘Grade Center’ Plan

Village Trustees discussed the Crete-Monee School District facilities plan. Board members were in agreement that the “Grade Center” plan is…

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Crete, Sauk Village to Establish Boundry Line

Crete Trustees discussed establishing a boundary line agreement between  Crete and Sauk Village regarding the property located east of Rt.…

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Crete Township


 

Crete Township Trustees Meet; Discuss Transportation Costs

Supervisor Mike Liccar has been speaking to Will County officials regarding the township’s public transportation costs increasing. He was informed…

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Crete Township Board Meeting

Crete Township Trustees discussed the proposed land donation by Mr. Deel. Deel is moving to Florida and offered to donate…

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Looking Back

by Arline Adamsick Christmas and the holidays were certainly in the air back in December 1968… The Beecher Herald: December…

Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2018. There are 17 days left in…


Library News


 

Crete Public Library Honors Our Military

This November, Crete Public Library will honor American servicemen and women in three unique ways by: Featuring a display of hats worn by…

Letter to the Editor – Peotone School District

Dear Editor: The Peotone School Board sold cash bonds in 2010, 2013, and 2015. The total amount borrowed in those…

PSC 60th Anniversary Gala to Benefits Student Scholarships

To celebrate Prairie State College’s (PSC) 60th anniversary this year, the PSC Foundation is hosting its annual Gala on Saturday, October…

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