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Schmidtke's record-setting season

Schmidtke's record-setting season

While many kids relaxed Sunday by watching football on TV or hanging out with friends, Illinois Lutheran's Justin Schmidtke found a different way.

October 20, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Bond rating diversity reflects differences in south suburbs

Each individual south suburban community faces a different set of financial and debt-related challenges. Some have addressed those challenges better than others in recent years.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Large fire in 1895 prompts Crete to form Fire Brigade

Large fire in 1895 prompts Crete to form Fire Brigade

CRETE | A fire on Nov. 14, 1895, at a major business in Crete led to the establishment of the village's first fire brigade.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Large fire in 1895 prompts Crete to form Fire Brigade

Large fire in 1895 prompts Crete to form Fire Brigade

This picture from the 1960s shows the Crete Fire Department's hose cart, which was an original piece of equipment. Men had to pull the cart to the fires.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Crete awards contract for roadway improvement project

CRETE | The Village Board awarded a contract Monday to a Monee-based company for improvements and a utility extension project for Old Monee Road.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Crete officials contemplate village administrator, retail consultant

CRETE | Municipal officials spent time contemplating a pair of actions Monday that, once taken, will have a significant impact on the far south suburban village’s future.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Crete Library hosts annual fall open house on Saturday

CRETE | The Crete Public Library District, 1177 N. Main St., opens its doors for the annual fall open house form 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Crete-Monee athletic director placed on administrative leave

Crete-Monee athletic director Linda M. Peete has been placed on administrative leave, a source close to the school told The Times.

October 09, 2014 5:26 pm
Sloan, Nicpon, Schenck advance to sectional girls golf play at Marian Catholic Regional

Sloan, Nicpon, Schenck advance to sectional girls golf play at Marian Catholic Regional

CRETE | Maggie Sloan didn’t quite know how to characterize her round after scoring a 9-over-par 80 at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course.

October 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Illinois Lutheran soccer players

Illinois Lutheran soccer players

Illinois Lutheran soccer players, from left to right, Luke Egeler, Justin Schmidtke and Jake Volkman hope to lead the Chargers deep into the Class 1A tournament.

October 07, 2014 6:23 pm
Illinois Lutheran players Jake Volkman, Luke Egeler and Justin Schmidtke

Illinois Lutheran players Jake Volkman, Luke Egeler and Justin Schmidtke

Illinois Lutheran players, from left to right, Jake Volkman, Luke Egeler and Justin Schmidtke work out at the school.

October 07, 2014 6:24 pm
Illinois Lutheran boys soccer player Luke Egeler

Illinois Lutheran boys soccer player Luke Egeler

Illinois Lutheran boys soccer player Luke Egeler

October 07, 2014 6:22 pm
Bloom Township ends Crete-Monee's conference winning streak

Bloom Township ends Crete-Monee's conference winning streak

STEGER | Nobody could remember the last time a Bloom football team started 5-1 or when it was in first place in the conference standings this late in the year.

October 04, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Crete Park District opens Lions Park

Crete Park District opens Lions Park

CRETE | The Crete Park District hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to open Lions Park.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bob Johnson, Lions Club project manager, gets a hug from Therese Hale, assistant director of the Crete Park District, during a ribbon cutting at the new Lions Park.

October 01, 2014 6:31 pm
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Patricia Polzin, director of the Crete Park District, and Bob Johnson, Lions Club project manager, cut a ribbon at an opening ceremony Wednesday at Lions Park. The Crete Lions Club donated half of the money for Crete's newest park, which opened in the Deer Meadows subdivision.

October 01, 2014 6:32 pm

2 Illiana Christian students named National Merit semifinalists

LANSING | Illiana Christian High School announced Wednesday that seniors Stephanie Rietveld, of Crown Point, and Sam Vant Hoff, of South Holland, were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

October 01, 2014 12:05 am

Crete Park District, Lions Club develop new park

CRETE | The Crete Park District is scheduled to open a new public park Wednesday in the Deer Meadows subdivision.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Crete trustees reviewing resumes for new village administrator

CRETE | Village Board members have spent recent weeks weeding through the resumes of nearly 20 people who have expressed interest in becoming  village administrator.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Crete-Monee piles up 613 yards in win over Rich South

Crete-Monee piles up 613 yards in win over Rich South

RICHTON PARK | The cat’s out of the bag. Freshman Xavier Ledet will be a secret no more.

September 27, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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