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Register for events on the website calendar or call the library at 708-258-3436. Mark those calendars for the Friends Spring Book Sale – April 13-15.

Youth Services

March 23: Middle School Book Talk, online, Thursday, at 5 p.m.

March 28: Bookworm Buddies, Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., ages three to five years.

March 29: Little Learners Storytime, Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., ages zero-three.

March 31: Teen Book Club, Thursday, at 7:45 a.m., PHS

Adult Services

March 27: Adult Puzzle Swap, Monday, from 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

March 28: Girl Talk Book Discussion, Tuesday, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

March 29: Computer Basics One-on-One, Wednesday, from 11-11:30 a.m. A staff member will devote 30-minute time slots to help with computer needs, including computer basics, setting up an email account and sending attachments, creating resumes, learning how to use the Internet or a word document – you decide. Call to reserve a time slot.

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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

By Karen Haave A prominent Will County family has marked the 170th anniversary of its ancestors’ arrival in America, with...

Beecher Thinking About That Levy

By Jeff Vorva The Village of Beecher Board Members agreed to take a little more time before deciding what they...
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Crete Looking at Golf Carts

By Karen Haave Crete officials are looking at the possibility of allowing golf carts on village streets. An ordinance has...
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Illinois Office of Tourism Names Cranky Mike’s Popcorn to Illinois Made Program4

Governor J.B. Pritzker, alongside the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), elected officials, and industry leaders, proudly unveiled...
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

By Andrea Arens The Peotone Travel Center cleared the Fire Marshall on Friday, December 1, and immediately “soft-opened” for business....
Rural fire in Beecher engulfs structure. –Photo submitted.

Extensive Rural Fire Kills 4 Horses

At approximately 3:37 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, the Beecher Fire Protection District, along with automatic aid, responded to a...
Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry is excited about the new Will County state-of-the-art election equipment that will be in place for the 2024 elections. –Photo submitted.

New State-of-the-Art Election Equipment Demonstration Planned

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry is inviting the public to a demonstration of new state-of-the-art election equipment that will...

Christmas in Manteno

The Manteno High School band played Christmas tunes for the crowd. Photo by Dan Gerber. [caption...
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Gotion Rezoning Unanimously Approved

By Stephen Nelson The recent Planning Commission meeting was a stark contrast to the November 21 special meeting of the...
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Kankakee County Museum Presents Gallery of Trees and More

The Kankakee County Museum, 801 S. Eighth Avenue, Kankakee, invites area residents to the annual Gallery of Trees. Celebrating 45...
Madi Schroeder and Coach Steve Strough are all smiles after she joined the elite 1,000 Point Club. Congratulations, Madi!!! –Photo submitted.

Madi Schroeder Joins 1,000 Point Club!

The entire Blue Devil Varsity Girls Basketball Team was all smiles as congratulations went out to...
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Child Network Offering CASA Training

Every year, more than three million children nationally are reported abused or neglected. Despite the states’ attempts to help, many...
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Peotone Police Blotter: November 28 – 30

November 28, the Peotone Police, after effecting a traffic stop on a vehicle failing to yield to merging traffic, placed...
Former trooper seeks restoration of driving privileges nearly 16 years after fatal crash

Beecher Police Blotter: October 25 – November 26

Disclaimer: Charges against each defendant are merely accusations, with all defendants presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of...
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Legion Fish Fry December 9

Don’t forget to stop by  Peotone American Legion Post 392, 109 E. North Street, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., for...

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