Retail Theft at Peotone CVS

Surveillance camera footage of suspect. –Photo by Peotone Police Department.

Surveillance camera footage of suspect. –Photo by Peotone Police Department.

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The Peotone Police Department is investigating a retail theft, which occurred on November 19 at 1:08 pm, at the CVS, 222 S. Harlem Avenue, Peotone. The offender brazenly stole a large amount of over-the-counter medication in broad daylight valued at more than $1,900. If anyone can identify the offender, Peotone Police are asking to please contact Investigator Gary Miller at 708-607-0458 or via email at [email protected] Any information provided will be kept strictly confidential.


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PJHS Presents: Robin Hood

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Spread the loveThe Peotone Junior High drama club will present the classic tale of “Robin Hood.” Performances are on Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door at $5 for students and senior citizens or $10 for adults. Spread the love


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USF Blood Drive February 15

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Spread the loveThe University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, February 15, from 1 to 6 p.m., in the Assembly Hall Gymnasium at USF’s St. Clare Campus, 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “60435” in the…


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Peotone Police Blotter: January 31

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Spread the loveGail Young, 44, of Chicago Heights, was arrested on January 31, at 4:41 a.m., for driving while license is suspended, operating a vehicle with suspended registration, and no insurance. Young was released on bond pending a court appearance. Cyrus Smith, 21, of Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested on January 31, at 10:34 p.m., for…


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News from Sen. Joyce

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Spread the love“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” These powerful words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which I shared locally a few weeks back to honor Dr. King’s birthday and legacy, are very fitting as we begin 2023. Last month, I told you about the devastating loss of my colleague…


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Peotone Library News

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Spread the loveRegister for events on the website calendar or call the library at 708-258-3436. Adult Winter Reading: Stop by the library and get a winter reading bookmark and read for a chance to win a gift basket through February 28, with the drawing March 1. Mark those calendars for the Friends Spring Book Sale…


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Spread the loveBy Karen Haave It’s official. BJ Olson is an Eagle Scout. Eleven years after he joined scouting as a Cub, he accepted the neckerchief only elite scouts are allowed to wear during his Court of Honor at the Peotone American Legion. The event was a time for congratulations and accolades from his scout…


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Spread the loveOn January 25, an accident at the at I-57 southbound ramp and Peotone/Wilmington Road occurred at 4:39 p.m. Peotone Police and Fire were dispatched to a semi vs. passenger car accident. Occupants from the passenger car were all transported to local hospitals, but the driver from the semi-truck was uninjured. The semi-truck went…


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Spread the loveBy Melanie Holmes Once upon a time, families gathered at drive-in theaters, local shopping centers (large clusters of stores with one or more “anchors,” such as Sears or JC Penney; Meadowview had both!), and mini-golf hot spots. On the latter, the hottest spot in Kankakee County was Pee Wee Golf Course, a.k.a., Fifty-Fore…


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Peotone Police Blotter: January 20 – 25

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Spread the loveJanuary 20, Victor Rodriguez, 28, of Matteson, was arrested at 7:35 p.m., for speeding 64-mph in a 40-mph zone and operating a motor vehicle with no valid license. Rodriguez was released on bond pending a court appearance. January 20, Cyrus Smith, 21, of Orland Park, was arrested at 10:45 p.m., for operating a…


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Peotone Library News

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Spread the loveRegister for events on the website calendar or call the library at 708-258-3436. Adult Winter Reading: Stop by the library and get a winter reading bookmark and read for a chance to win a gift basket; runs through February 28. Youth Services February 3: Teen Book Club at PHS, Friday, at 7:45 a.m.…


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