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Community Invited to Hear Author Kate Moore at PHS

October 18, 2018

Community members are invited to an author event at Peotone High School. Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, will give a presentation on Friday, October 26, at 10:45 a.m., in the PHS auditorium. Come to hear the amazing story of The Radium Girls: American women from the…

Labas Latte & Vino is a Welcome Addition to Monee

October 14, 2018

Feature Photo Caption: Labas Latte & Vinvo was packed with happy guests enjoying the grand opening celebration on Saturday. —photo courtesy of Labas Latte & Vino by Karen Haave “Labas,” translated from Lithuanian, means “Hello.” And for Monee, the response to the newly opened Labas Latte & Vino is: “Welcome!” Resident reaction to the wine bar…

Blue Devils Capture Regional Soccer Title

October 14, 2018

by Dennis Bowling Peotone Coach Justin Meyers knew that fourth-seeded Chicago Christian was a very formidable opponent, but the Knights just could not stop Justin Marevka, who is one of the top players in Class 1A circles. With 25:05 to go in the first half, Blue Devil Toby Cann put a perfect pass at the…

Blue Devils Stay in Playoff Hunt, Beat Panthers

October 14, 2018

by Dennis Bowling Following consecutive losses to Plano and Herscher, Peotone Coach Tolly Tsiamas really was looking forward to playing a struggling Manteno. The Panthers were the perfect remedy for the Blue Devils on October 12. Peotone senior running back Ryan Brewer rushed for 117 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns to help…

Fall Fest This Saturday!

October 14, 2018

Peotone Fall Fest is coming this Saturday, October 20, in downtown Peotone on Main and Second Streets. Everyone is welcome to this great community event, which includes vendors and crafters, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pumpkin carving is featured at the Peotone Bowling Center, 210 N. Second Street, from 11 a.m. – until the pumpkins are gone.…

Parkurst Hosting Annual Halloween Blood Drive

Vampires aren’t the only ones interested in your blood. Area residents are encouraged to sign-up to donate blood at an upcoming blood drive to be held ...

Community Invited to Hear Author Kate Moore at PHS

Community members are invited to an author event at Peotone High School. Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The ...

Peotone Village Board Meeting of the Whole

On Monday, October 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., village officials will hold a “Meeting of the Whole,” at village ...

Fall Fest This Saturday!

Peotone Fall Fest is coming this Saturday, October 20, in downtown Peotone on Main and Second Streets. Everyone is welcome to ...

Peotone Bowling Results: September 28 – October 6

Friday Night Mixed September 28 High individual game (scratch): Gayle Malone 164 and Ken Tsilis 199; high individual series (scratch): Noelle ...

Girl Scout Service Unit 714 to Collect Donations for Helping Hands

Girl Scouts from Service Unit 714, Peotone, will hold their annual Fall Food Drive to benefit Helping Hands Food Pantry. ...

Village of Peotone Leaf Collection

 Each fall, the Department of Streets and Alleys collects leaves from residential parkways. Program guidelines are: *The program will run ...

Peotone Village Board Meeting

by Chris Russell The village received a grant from CMAP to have streets evaluated by IMS. No start date has ...

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WCWC Weekly Job Fair October 25

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair on Thursday, October 25, from 9 to 11 a.m., at ...

Drug Offender Program Promises Better Results with Lower Costs

The Will County Adult Detention Center will begin providing inpatient drug treatment to some incarcerated individuals thanks to a new ...

Community Health Center Receives Opioid Addiction Treatment Grant

The Will County Health Department’s Community Health Center (CHC) has received a grant of $285,750 from the Health Resources and ...

Emergency Physicians Provide Halloween Safety Tips

It is estimated that more than 41 million children will trick-or-treat nationwide this Halloween. The nation’s emergency physicians offer a ...

Trunk-or-Treat at Federated Church

All are invited to Wilton Center Federated Church's free Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event ...

WCWC Job Fair October 17

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair on Wednesday, October 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the ...

Will County Tax Rate Could Decrease Again!

Finance committee votes to adjust corporate levy The Will County Board Finance Committee voted recently to adjust the corporate tax ...

Joliet Area Community Hospice Guild 31st Annual Fashion Show

The Joliet Area Community Hospice Guild is hosting its 31st annual “Puttin’ on the Glitz” Then and Now Couture Show ...

Trump honors Illinois officer for school shooting action

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — The police officer credited with stopping a northern Illinois school shooter has been praised by President ...

Sears names restructuring expert to board as debt is due

by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. is adding a restructuring expert to its board, ...

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities don't know who dumped a 4-foot-long reptile into Lake Michigan, but they now know what ...

Trump administration opposes Chicago police-reform plan

by MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday sharply criticized a draft plan hammered ...

1 killed by falling beam at suburban Chicago building site

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a construction worker, killed when ...

Former pastor sentenced for sexually assaulting teen girl

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A former pastor of a now-defunct suburban Chicago church has been sentenced to 15 years in ...

Illinois political parties key to purging sexual harassment

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois political campaigns are traditionally rough-and-tumble, transitory affairs dominated by a ...

Des Plaines spent $60,000 in probe of drunken police party

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — Des Plaines spent nearly $60,000 to get to the bottom of what happened at a ...

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

CHICAGO (AP) — Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric ...

Illinois political parties key to purging sexual harassment

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois political campaigns are traditionally rough-and-tumble, transitory affairs dominated by a ...

Illinois political parties embrace anti-abuse panel’s report

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Leaders of the state's major political parties are embracing a report's recommendations to end sexual harassment ...

Illinois governor hopefuls to meet for 1st debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrat J.B. Pritzker are meeting for their first debate of the Illinois ...

US appeals court upholds Illinois campaign finance limits

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Illinois' campaign contribution limits. The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of ...

Humbled Illinois governor admits errors, pleads for 2nd term

by JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A humbled Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, one of the most endangered ...

AP FACT CHECK: Obama doesn’t always tell the straight story

by CALVIN WOODWARD and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's recent denunciation of President Donald Trump's ...

In battle for the House, many Dems start from scratch

by SARA BURNETT, Associated Press NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — When the Democratic Party told Lauren Underwood she needed to raise $100,000 ...

Illinois joins other states to sue over migratory birds

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined counterparts from seven states to sue the Interior Department for rolling ...

Quincy Housing Authority receives $1M for lead cleanup

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois housing authority is receiving $1 million to remove lead-based paint from the city's ...

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Peotone Village Board Meeting of the Whole

On Monday, October 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., village officials will hold a “Meeting of the Whole,” at village…

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Peotone Village Board Meeting

by Chris Russell The village received a grant from CMAP to have streets evaluated by IMS. No start date has…

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Village Board Meeting Held Monday Night, Honored Citizens

Feature Photo Caption: Cyndy Regas and Daniel Gersch were awarded the Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award at Monday’s Village Board Meeting…

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Peotone Schools to Issue $9.4m Working Cash Bonds — How do Working Cash Bonds Work?

by Chris Russell School districts receive most of their money from the US Department of Education, the Illinois State Board…

Peotone Township Regular Meeting

Will County Sheriff’s Officers Deputy Ken Rafter and Deputy Bill Hetfliesch discussed with the board our options on enforcing load…

Wilton Township Residents to See Bridge and Drainage Referendum

Feature Photo Caption: This old wooden plank bridge in Wilton Township has a weight limit of three tons. Township officials are…

Looking Back

By Arline Adamsick The Peotone Vedette: October 18, 1968 Oh my, things were not good…but maybe trying to holdup a…

Town Calendar

Thursday, October 18 9 a.m.: Crochet, SSC 9:30 a.m.: Crafts class, Frankfort Township Hall 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Senior Assistance, St.…

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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2018. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight…

Senior Happenings

CALENDAR Thursday, October 18 9 a.m., Crochet, SSC 9:30 a.m., Crafts class, Frankfort Township Hall 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Senior assistance,…

Beecher Community Library News

By Jill Grosso “Celebrities – they’re just like us,” or maybe not. The lives of celebrities are fascinating. People either…

Peotone Fire and EMS Calls

Total to date: 557 EMS calls and 412 fire calls. October 1: 1:57 p.m., EMS call for a 52-year-old man…

Peotone Police Blotter

Michael Murray, 30, of Joliet, was arrested at 1:05 a.m. on September 29 in the area of Wilmington-Peotone Road and…

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…

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Channahon Woman’s Squirrel Photo Wins September Forest Preserve Contest

Channahon resident Barbara Parisi’s picture of squirrels locked in a heartwarming hug at McKinley Woods won the September portion of…

Forest Preserve Offers Sandhill Crane, Turtle, Owl and History Programs

November 2 is the deadline to sign up for “The Sandhill Crane Experience,” presented by the Forest Preserve District of Will…

Crappie Restocking at Monee Reservoir

Nearly 3,000 crappie hatchlings were let loose recently in the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Monee Reservoir. To learn more…

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