While many kids relaxed Sunday by watching football on TV or hanging out with friends, Illinois Lutheran's Justin Schmidtke found a different way.
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.
CRETE | A fire on Nov. 14, 1895, at a major business in Crete led to the establishment of the village's first 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.
CRETE | The Village Board awarded a contract Monday to a Monee-based company for improvements and a utility extension project for Old Monee Road.
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.
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.
Crete-Monee athletic director Linda M. Peete has been placed on administrative leave, a source close to the school told The Times.
CRETE | Maggie Sloan didn’t quite know how to characterize her round after scoring a 9-over-par 80 at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course.
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.
Illinois Lutheran players, from left to right, Jake Volkman, Luke Egeler and Justin Schmidtke work out at the school.
Illinois Lutheran boys soccer player Luke Egeler
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.
CRETE | The Crete Park District hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to open Lions Park.
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.
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.
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.
CRETE | The Crete Park District is scheduled to open a new public park Wednesday in the Deer Meadows subdivision.
CRETE | Village Board members have spent recent weeks weeding through the resumes of nearly 20 people who have expressed interest in becoming village administrator.
RICHTON PARK | The cat’s out of the bag. Freshman Xavier Ledet will be a secret no more.
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