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Morton High School graduates  Peoria Journal Star

Commencement: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Carper FieldBaccalaureate: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Bertha Frank AuditoriumSize of class: 230Class motto: "Do ...



Morton High School has a new band director  HOI ABC

Morton Unit School District 709 announced they have a new band director for Morton High School: Tim Gray. The school board approved the hiring Tuesday.



Morton High Schools In Their Own Write is a short but sweet show  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — One hour.That's how long "In Their Own Write" lasts each year, but there's a lot packed into the 60 minutes of performances of musical compositions ...



Morton High School hires new director of bands  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Morton High School has a new director of bands.School Board members Tuesday approved the hiring of Tim Gray for that job beginning with the ...



$2 million project approved for Morton Junior High School  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Morton Junior High School will be getting a makeover.School Board members Tuesday approved the low bid of $2.08 million from Peoria-based ...



Morton High School students inducted into the National Honor Society  Morton Times-News

MORTON - The Morton School District 709 is proud to announce the Morton High School students who were inducted into the National Honor Society in 2019.



New Morton Junior High School gym on the drawing board  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Morton School Board members last month approved a low bid of $2 million for Phase 1 of a two-phase renovation project at Morton Junior High ...



Morton board approves new scoreboard for Carper Field  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON -- Carper Field at Morton High School will be getting a new scoreboard.School Board members Tuesday voted 4-2 at a special meeting to approve the ...



Morton School Board candidates focus on facilities at forum  Morton Times-News

MORTON — Facilities were a major topic of conversation Tuesday at a Morton School Board candidates forum.Three candidates — incumbent Shad Beaty and ...



Photos: Sendoff celebration for the Morton Potters girls basketball team  Peoria Journal Star

Morton High School sends off their state-bound girls basketball team with a drumline parade through the hallways and a police escort Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in ...



Former Morton school band director removed from band but will remain teacher  CIproud.com

Morton School District and the Morton Education Association (MEA) have removed Band Director, Jeff Neavor, from his position with the band but is allowing him ...



Dunlap, Morton, Richwoods high schools among top in the nation  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Three high schools in the Tri-County Area have been ranked among the best in the state and the nation in a new, comprehensive ranking of most ...



12th term as Morton School Board president? Not this year  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Shad Beaty is the new president of the Morton School Board. What's perhaps bigger news is Tom Neeley is not the board president. Neeley has ...



Cold day, warm reception for state champion Potters  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Four state championships in five years speaks volumes about the Morton High School girls basketball program. So does a 164-13 record during ...



Morton board says band director had inappropriate relationship  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Fifteen current and former marching band members and parents implored the Morton School Board on Tuesday to keep Jeff Neavor as the high ...



Morton marching band students, parents to protest directors dismissal  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Morton High School marching band won an international award for excellence this spring. The Sudler Shield, presented by the John Phillip ...



Morton, ex-band director sign separation agreement  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Former Morton High School director of bands Jeff Neavor will resign as a school district employee June 30, receive his full salary for the 2018-2019 ...



Campus road recommended as solution to Morton Junior High traffic issues  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON -- A new east-west road on the Morton Junior High School campus has been recommended as a solution to traffic issues at the school.The road, which ...



Morton School District breaks record with 37 new faculty hires  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — There's been a hiring frenzy in the Morton School District. Thirty-seven new faculty members have come on board this school year, and they make ...



Nick in the AM: Peoria area is the epicenter of Class 3A high school girls basketball  Peoria Journal Star

NOTE: Nick in the Morning isn't working Friday, so don't expect early-morning salutations tomorrow. Gear up for the Morton girls' appearance in the Class 3A ...



Incumbents re-elected in Morton District 201  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – Three incumbents reclaimed their seats on the J. Sterling Morton High School 201 Board of Education in the April 2 election. A total of five ...



Nick in the AM: Gameball Run for Childrens Hospital becomes big event in Morton  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Monday, March 18.Bradley University men's basketball found out where and against whom it'll play its first-round NCAA game: ...



Morton High School - Special  Peoria Journal Star

Commencement: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Carper Field Baccalaureate: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Bertha Frank Auditorium.Size of class: 219Class motto: ...



Most Morton High School students pass drug test  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The ninth year of the student drug testing program at Morton High School produced 14 positive results, or 4.5 percent, among 308 tests, according ...



Girls state basketball roundup: Dowell leads Morton to Class 3A title game  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Morton High School's girls basketball team moved within a win of a fourth state championship in five years Friday with a 65-51 semifinal victory over ...



City of Berwyn City Council met May 28  West Cook News

City of Berwyn City Council met May 28. Here is the minutes provided by the council: 1. Mayor Lovero called the Regular Meeting to Order at 8:00 p.m. The ...



Luciano: Morton high school student caught up in complex residency issue  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — This new school year, Morton's most interesting lesson bubbles outside the classroom: a swirl of intrigue involving a frustrated mom, snooping ...



International barbershop quartet champions headline Heidi White Memorial Concert in Morton  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Tim Beutel is a music teacher in the Morton School District. He's also an international champion who will be performing Saturday, March 30, ...



Mortons back at girls state — and as loaded with talent as ever  Peoria Journal Star

Morton seems to always be equipped with star power.During its run of three successive Class 3A girls basketball state titles from 2015-2017, the Potters boasted ...



Urbana administrator named new Morton High School principal  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Morton High School has a new principal.Michael Gourley was hired Tuesday by the School Board to replace Marjorie Johnson, who is leaving to be ...



New leadership team in place at MCHS  morrisherald-news.com

MORRIS – The leadership team is set for the next school year at Morris Community High School. On Thursday, the District 101 board of education approved the ...



Unsuccessful Morton candidate inspired to help community  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – It's 9 a.m. on a Thursday and Dulce Mami Cafe in Cicero is in the midst of its morning rush. Small groups of families and friends pile into the coffee ...



GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bishop McNamara upended in Super-Sectionals by Morton  Kankakee Daily Journal

Bishop McNamara did what it could, but Morton was too much to handle and the Irish's season came to a close in Super-Sectionals.



Latinx residents and young candidates join forces for upcoming Cicero elections  Medill Reports: Chicago

By Ankur Singh Medill Reports On a cold Monday night at the V Bar in Berwyn, the room radiated energy as a group of young people gathered to build a ...



Catching up with Jovon Snoke, whose classmates watched his adoption hearing  Peoria Journal Star

GROVELAND — Jovon Snoke was adopted by Groveland residents Brad and Cindy Snoke in 2012 in an unusually public setting. The hearing in Judge Lisa ...



Woman with special needs finds independence in Morton home  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — This is an exciting and scary time for Dane and Lori Strube.They moved their daughter Nicki, 29, into a three-bedroom home in Morton last month.



Morton School District enrollment increases slightly - News  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Enrollment in the Morton School District increased slightly from last school year.Sixth-day enrollment figures reported Tuesday to the School Board ...



College Corner: Ex-Morton guard Chandler Ryan wins Atlantic Sun honor  Peoria Journal Star

COLLEGE CORNERWOMEN'S BASKETBALLFlorida Gulf Coast sophomore guard and Morton High School graduate Chandler Ryan was named Atlantic Sun ...



Morton wins 'highest honor a high school marching band can receive'  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Morton High School marching band owns a seemingly never-ending string of accomplishments.It has won 13 straight Class 2A championships ...



New KFC in Morton now open  Morton Times-News

MORTON — The new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Morton opened today, Nov. 13. The restaurant, located at 927 W. Jackson St., hosted a grand ...



Cleve In The Eve: Softball gods were in our dugout; dynasty teams reach GPSHOF  Peoria Journal Star

The inductions are Saturday.But for several great teams from the Peoria area's past, the celebration commenced Friday night.The 1997-98 and 1998-99 ICC ...



New Morton administrator focuses on extracurricular activities  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Think of him as an athletics director for non-sports activities.That's one way to explain Patrick Mainieri's new job of director of student activities and ...



Washington and Morton boys golf advance to Class 2A sectional  Peoria Journal Star

CANTON — The Washington and Morton boys golf teams each earned a spot in the sectionals after placing in the top three of the Class 2A Canton Regional on ...



Construction to begin this spring on Morton West freshman academy  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – Construction is set to begin in April on a freshman academy at the southeast corner of Morton West High School in Berwyn.



Construction about to begin at Morton High Schools athletic facilities  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Cookies, punch and information were served Thursday as District 709 unveiled plans for a $4.7 million renovation of Morton High School's outdoor ...



Missing Purple Heart returning to Morton after a 20-year mystery detour  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — After a 20-year search, a Purple Heart is coming home.On Thursday, at a ceremony at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5921 in Morton, the family of ...



Pumpkin Festival entertainment goes Irish  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — This year's Morton Pumpkin Festival theme is "Luck O' the Pumpkins."So it's no surprise the festival's entertainment lineup, stocked heavily with ...



Peoria RiverFront Jazz Festival encourages future musicians  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Not many high school students can say they were the opening act for big names in the jazz music world.Students from Limestone Community High ...



At school board forum, candidates talk about issues  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – Berwyn residents packed the City Council chambers March 7 for a forum featuring candidates running for three local school boards. The All Berwyn ...



Longtime Morton School Board member re-elected; 3 newcomers also win  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Tom Neeley, who has been a member of the Morton School Board since 1989, and three newcomers were elected to the board Tuesday.



Philip Lockwood: The ultimate Steamboat Hall of Famer  Morton Times-News

PEORIA — Undoubtedly the most instrumental person in the successful 46-year run of the Steamboat Classic is Philip Lockwood. Nobody is more deserving of ...



Concert to honor music teacher Heidi White on March 27 in Morton  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Billy Akers is pursuing his dream of being an orchestra teacher thanks in large part to his music teachers in the Morton School District."I was deeply ...



ICCs Vinnie Massaglia extends hitting streak in doubleheader split  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College salvaged a doubleheader split against Vincennes with seven consecutive runs as freshman Vinnie Massaglia ...



Morton violinist, 15, set to play iconic Carnegie hall  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Carnegie Hall. That iconic 127-year-old concert venue in New York is where Morton High School sophomore Casey Hoffmire is scheduled to ...



Reunions: Morton, East Chicago Washington, Merrillville High | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



'Difficult' fire damages Morton home - News  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — A fire Thursday night caused an estimated $75000 in damage to a home near Morton High School. Morton Fire Chief Joe Kelley said the blaze at ...



Morton Academy is a guardian angel for troubled boys  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Morton School District staff members are working hard to get the educational lives of troubled boys back on track. All that work is taking place with ...



Morton School Board votes down proposed transgender policy  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — School Board members voted 4-3 Tuesday against adopting a student privacy policy involving transgender students written by an Arizona-based ...



Morton hopeful security camera will curb vandalism in Memorial Plaza  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Children climbed on pumpkin-themed playground equipment. Families ate lunch at tables shaded from the warm sun.Dogs out for a walk with their ...



Morton School Board OKs raises for substitute teachers  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Substitute teachers who work in Morton School District schools received a raise Tuesday.School Board members voted unanimously to increase ...



PREP FOOTBALL: No. 9 Morton dominates in all three phases against East Chicago Central  The Times of Northwest Indiana

No. 9 Morton remained undefeated against Great Lakes Athletic Conference foes and claimed at least a share of the title with a 56-9 home win against East ...



New principal selected for Riverside Brookfield  Suburban Life Publications

Hector Freytas will become the new principal of of Riverside Brookfield High School effective July 1.



Morton Superintendent Lindsey Hall set to resign  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Morton school district will require a new superintendent for the 2017-18 academic year.During a special meeting Monday night, the ...



Cleve In The Eve: A lifetime in baseball leads to posthumous HOF induction for McDonald  Peoria Journal Star

Cleve In The Eve will extend a tip of the hat over the next several days to the 38th annual Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame induction class.Next up in the ...



New KFC in Morton celebrates grand opening; chance to win free chicken for a year  East Peoria Times-Courier

MORTON -- The new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Morton opens tomorrow, Nov. 13. The restaurant, located at 927 W. Jackson St., will host a grand ...



Hammond school board eyes action plan after lead levels found in some drinking water sources  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — School board members were eager to craft an action plan Monday night after receiving a lengthy summary report hot off the presses that detailed ...



School wants out of lawsuit claiming decades-ago sexual abuse  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

NEW BERLIN — New Berlin school district officials have asked the court to dismiss in a lawsuit against a former employee by a former student claiming sexual ...



Friday Flyover: Morton High School  WLS-TV

This week, we feature Morton High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!



South Shore eLearning Conference inspires teaching innovation with a student-first mindset  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Technology is more than a tool, George Couros told a full auditorium of teachers and educators Thursday morning.



Solid pitching, timely hitting prepare Dunlap for sectional trip  Peoria Journal Star

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Dunlap baseball team is still soaring through the postseason.The Eagles (25-5) face Lincoln (21-14) 7 p.m. Wednesday ...



2018 Journal Star Baseball Player of the Year: Logan Peterson, Morton  Peoria Journal Star

Logan Peterson wasn't sure he wanted to continue playing baseball after his experience in T-Ball. "I thought it was boring," he says.But his competitive nature ...



Ferguson: Mortons equipped to make baseball history behind community support, depth  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Central Illinois oozes with baseball talent, and for the third time in five years, a Mid-Illini Conference team will cap off a remarkable season at Route ...



Legendary sportswriter Dave Kindred returns to roots by covering local girls' basketball  ESPN

Dave Kindred has covered the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Olympics, the NCAA men's and women's Final Fours and the Masters. What's bringing him ...



Morton High School math team takes third at state  Morton Times-News

The Morton High School math team placed third at the state competition on May 3. The other five schools that finished in the top six were either private schools/ ...



Student innovation showcased in READY NWI Summer Institute  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HOBART — Student innovation was at the forefront of READY NWI's 2019 Summer Institute on Thursday.



Morton East, West walk-ins call for education funding equality  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – Students, parents and teachers at Morton East and West high schools showed their support for public education and demanded more funding ...



As school discipline disparities worsen, Illinois has yet to require reforms  Chicago Reporter

Four years ago, Illinois passed the first in a series of discipline reforms meant to reduce student suspensions and expulsions from public schools. The law tasks ...



UIS Perspectives: A pathway to opportunity for this year’s graduates  The State Journal-Register

Today's UIS Perspectives column appears with finals week fast approaching, students completing end-of-semester assignments and, by last count, 1273 ...



Ruth: The Musical debuts Saturday at Morton church  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Seven years in the making, "Ruth: The Musical" will have its world premiere Saturday at Grace Church.David Getz is the composer of the musical, ...



Morton High teacher accused of seeking, possessing inappropriate photos of students  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A Morton High School math teacher is facing a federal complaint alleging he requested several underage female students send sexually explicit ...



New courts dedicated to Stanfield  Morton Times-News

The Joal Stanfield Tennis Complex. That's now the name of an eight-court facility at Morton High School dedicated Sunday in an emotional ceremony attended ...



Easter activities abound in Berwyn  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – Berwyn will host a variety of activities for children this Easter season. From egg hunts to a parade, there's plenty of family fun.



Nick in the AM: Ex-Morton soccer coach Brian Deters running for Congress  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Wednesday, Nov. 1.Brian Deters has spent most of the past five years residing about 4500 miles from the 18th Congressional District.



Facilities still in focus for Morton School Board candidates  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — New classrooms and gyms are being constructed at three Morton School District elementary schools, part of a $10.5 million facilities referendum ...



Mortons coaching staff builds program on past experiences, Mike McDonalds teachings  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Potters talent and coaching staff have been working for several years, learning from past coaches and players such as the late Mike McDonald ...



Betty Woerner  Pekin Daily Times

Betty M. Woerner, 89, of Morton, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton, surrounded by her husband of 69 years and her ...



Only one incumbent running for Morton Village Board  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Three open seats on the Morton Village Board will be up for grabs in the April 4 election.At least two will be filled by newcomers.Jeff Kaufman, a ...



New uniform shirts required at Morton East, West high schools in fall  Suburban Life Publications

J. Sterling Morton High School students will now be required to wear a maroon long or short sleeved uniform polo shirt with the JSM logo, instead of the white ...



7 arrested after brawl outside Morton High School | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Five juveniles and two adults were arrested after "a mob-type fight scene" Thursday outside Morton High School, an official said.



Five candidates battle for 3 seats in D-99  Suburban Life Publications

DOWNERS GROVE – Five candidates are battling for three seats in the Community High School District 99 School Board race. Three incumbents and two ...



Police ID man shot dead just north of Morton High in Hammond  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Police are investigating after one person was killed in a shooting Friday night just north of Morton High School.



Morton West High School's new culinary arts lab features state-of-the-art equipment  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – A new culinary arts lab equipped with state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment at Morton West High School in Berwyn is expected to increase ...



Volunteer firefighters save lives, money  Morton Times-News

Volunteer fire departments are part of the fabric of our country.In fact, they pre-date the formation of the nation. They've been serving communities for more than ...



Morton teacher, coach Joal Stanfield remembered for tennis, care for students  Peoria Journal Star

Four days after suffering a major medical trauma, highly-regarded teacher and coach Joal Stanfield, 34, died Aug. 27. The third-year Lincoln Elementary School ...



Former Bradley player, Morton coach Mike McDonald dies at age 68  Peoria Journal Star

Mike McDonald, a standout baseball player on Bradley's 1968 NCAA playoff team who went on to coach Morton High School to a state championship, died ...



Illinois Schools Make List of Nation's Best Public High Schools: Report  NBC Chicago

Two dozen schools in Illinois have been named among the top 500 public high schools in the country.



Streaks Notebook: Streaks riding regional highs  Galesburg Register-Mail

Until this weekend, Galesburg High School's baseball and softball teams hadn't both nabbed a regional title in the same season.And they both did so thanks to ...



Galesburg Baseball: Streaks return to regional glory  Galesburg Register-Mail

CHILLICOTHE — The Galesburg High School baseball team put six years of frustration to rest by earning a regional title for the first time since 2013 with a 7-4 ...



75-year-old man thwarts possible knife attack at Morton Public Library  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — A knife-wielding 19-year-old man intent on attacking a roomful of adults and children Tuesday at the Morton Public Library was stopped by a ...



Mourners salute slain Morton shop teacher, his wife  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Laughter, smiles and tears mingled Sunday during a memorial *service* for a former Morton High School teacher and his wife who were killed last ...



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