Peotone Police Blotter: March 29-April 3

Former trooper seeks restoration of driving privileges nearly 16 years after fatal crash

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March 29: An accident occurred at Drecksler and Tucker Roads, with no reported injuries. The police responded to the scene and completed a report for a property damage accident. The involved parties were able to drive their vehicles away from the scene.

April 1: Peotone Police responded to a call for a report of theft from a vehicle in the 600 block of Hans Brinker Court. The complainant reported the rear license plate from their vehicle had been lost/stolen. A report was completed for the lost/stolen license plate, and it was entered into the national database.

April 1: A Peotone Officer responded to 100 block of First Street for a report of deceptive practice to a business. The complainant informed the police they had been notified by their bank of a customer’s check returning due to insufficient funds. Despite attempts to contact the customer for payment, there had been no response. The case was turned over to the Peotone Investigation Division for further investigation.

April 3: Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Pelican Lane in response to a disturbance. Upon arrival, they spoke with the involved residents, who all resided at the address. An agreement was reached for one party to leave the residence for the evening, while the other party remained at the residence to keep separated. No further police assistance was requested.


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Uplifted Care Community Grief Center Vet-to-Vet Café May 15

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Spread the loveAll Veterans are invited to UpliftedCare Community Grief Center to attend the Vet-to-Vet Café, from 9 – 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 15. Veterans will have an opportunity to meet other community veterans, share stories, access resources, and make new connections. Coffee and light snacks are provided. For more information or to register,…


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The Police Chiefs Association will hold its 43rd annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day on May 9. –Photo submitted.

Police Chiefs Association Holding Law Enforcement Memorial Day May 9

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Spread the loveThe 43rd annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day, sponsored by the Police Chiefs Association of Will County, is scheduled for Thursday, May 9. Details of the event were announced by Tracy Chapman, president of the Association and deputy director of the Forest Preserve District of Will County. The event will begin with a 10:30…


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One last picture of the dilapidated building before the owner demolished it on May 1 . –Photo by Ed Nelson.

Another Peotone Building Bites the Dust

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Spread the loveBy Andrea Arens A special board meeting was held on April 29 to approve an agreement with KLF Enterprises for the emergency demolition of 201 N. Second Street. The meeting itself lasted seven minutes, and the expense was approved for $25,500, waiving competitive bidding, with the mayor voting in favor, Trustee Gary Hudson…


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Recycled electronics and liquids were accepted at last year’s Residential Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event in Beecher. –Photo submitted.

Collection Event to be Held May 11 in Beecher

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Spread the love The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division will host a collection event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 11, in Beecher. Electronics, hazardous waste, and liquids, including motor oil and paint, will be collected. A maximum of two TVs and 15 gallons of paint will…


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Former Illinois State Police trooper who pleaded guilty in relation to deadly crash postpones hearing

Peotone Police Blotter: April 27-May 2

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Spread the love On April 27, there was a disturbance reported in the 300 block of Harlem involving an argument over property while one individual was moving out. The police intervened to ensure the situation remained peaceful until the moving party could finish retrieving their belongings. On April 28, officers responded to a domestic disturbance…


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Attention Seniors: Community Nutrition Network/Senior Services Association Announce Newest Location

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Spread the loveCommunity Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest location, New Hope Christian Community Church, 4700 W. Court Street, Monee, which is scheduled for June 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association invites the community to celebrate this…


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Donated items were accepted by Helping Hands during a previous Textile and Small Home Goods Collection Event at the Will County Office Building. The annual event will be held from Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10. –Photo submitted.

Will County Holding Annual Textiles, Small Home Goods Collection May 6-10

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Spread the loveWill County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites residents to the annual Textile and Small Home Goods Collection Event at the Will County Office Building, 302 North Chicago Street,  Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. A wide range of items will be collected for reuse and recycling during the week, including coats, shirts, pants,…


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PHS Track and Field Senior Night April 25

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Spread the lovePeotone High School honored its track and field athletes on Thursday, April 25, at Track and Field Senior Night. Congratulations and good luck to the following athletes! Franco Perez is the son of Janette and Jose Perez and a first-year member of the team. One of Franco’s favorite team memories was riding the…


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PHS Honors Athletes at Soccer Senior Night

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Spread the loveOn Thursday, April 25, Peotone High School honored its seniors at Soccer Senior Night. Congratulations and good luck to the following ladies! Zoie Balaskas, daughter of Nicole and Dino Balaskas, is a four-year member of the soccer team. One of Zoie’s favorite team memories occurred during a regional game when rain washed off…


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Peotone Library News

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Spread the loveSummer Reading Program registration begins Monday, June 3 for all ages. Interested in being a sponsor – stop by or give us a call. Interested in the Homebound Delivery Program? Contact the Adult Services Department for more information and guidelines. Register for events on the website calendar or call the library at 708-258-3436.…


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Mother’s Day Basket Bingo May 11

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Spread the loveMark your calendar for “Mother’s Day Basket Bingo,” the bi-annual basket bingo fundraiser for Flight Club Survivor. This fun event will be held on Saturday, May 11, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and bingo at 6 p.m., at 209 W. Dixie Highway in Grant Park. Tickets are $20 per person for the…


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State Rep. Anthony DeLuca speaks in the House Chamber. –Photo submitted.

DeLuca Backs Reforms to Make Health Care More Affordable, Expand Access

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Spread the loveLooking to drive down health care costs and expand access for families, State Rep. Anthony DeLuca recently backed an insurance reform plan that prioritizes patients by cracking down on large rate increases, banning “step therapy,” and stopping “junk insurance” plans that provide no real coverage. “These are needed reforms that recognize the challenges…


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The Dunkin Grand Opening was celebrated on April 26. A donation check of $500 was given to Victory Reins and lots of other giveaways. Photo by Ed Nelson.

Banquet Liquor Hour Extensions and Fence Variance Denied at Village Board Meeting

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Spread the loveBy Andrea Arens The request to extend the hours of liquor service on the only banquet hall liquor license in town, at Serendipity, was denied. Owner Calthon Whitley requested an extension to serve liquor till 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on Friday and Sunday till 11 p.m., and on Saturday till midnight. Trustee…


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Park District Referendum Failure Leads to Idea of a Community Group

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Spread the loveBy Karen Haave Peotone Park officials are not feeling the love after the district’s recent failed referendum for a modest tax rate increase. The notoriously frugal community, which rarely allows rate increases for any public body, turned down the proposal in a 260 to 214 vote in the Primary Election on March 19.…


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