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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 ...



Morton High School  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: ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



Morton Education Association, school district agree to 3-year contract  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Morton Education Association has a new three-year contract with the Morton School District.MEA members ratified the agreement Monday and ...



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 ...



Serving doughnuts and picking up trash at the Morton Pumpkin Festival  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Morton Pumpkin Festival isn't all fun and games for many youths.Athletes from 12 Morton High School sports teams are working at the pumpkin ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Morton superintendent hits the road to talk about school facilities sales tax question  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Morton School Board will freeze the district's property tax levy for one year if voters approve a 1 percent Tazewell County school facilities sales ...



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 School District enrollment increases slightly  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 ...



Six Morton Athletes Sign College Letters  CIproud.com

Six Morton High School seniors signed their college letters to play collegiate sports. Below are the student-athletes and the school and sport of their choosing:



'Difficult' fire damages Morton home  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 ...



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 ...



Democrat Jill Blair vs. 20-year incumbent, Republican Keith Sommer  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — On Nov. 6, Keith Sommer, the Republican incumbent with 20 years in the 88th Illinois House District, will be facing his first Democratic challenger in ...



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 ...



89-year-old Tazewell Purple Heart veteran honored at Cubs game  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Bullets, bombings, bedlam, blackness. Roy Fort, a Morton man, experienced all of it when he was injured during the Korean War in October 1951.



S'more fun this year at Morton Pumpkin Festival  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Officially, the 52nd annual Morton Pumpkin Festival is Sept. 12-15.Unofficially, the fun will begin this coming weekend.The inaugural Pumpkin Boat ...



Ruth: The Musical, by Morton composer, heading to Five Points Washington  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — "Ruth: The Musical" is hitting the road. After the premiere of composer Dave Getz's original musical played to a packed house of an estimated 1200 ...



New KFC in Morton celebrates grand opening; chance to win free chicken for a year  Washington Times-Reporter

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Demolition will begin Monday, and work will continue through the spring and summer.



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 ...



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 ...



Morton library will close for a refresh project  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Morton Public Library will close Friday for a "refresh." That's what library officials are calling a $226500 renovation project funded by reserves built ...



Morton textbook vote creates a controversy  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — A textbook purchase is normally a routine, unanimous-vote item on the Morton School Board agenda.That's because of what Troy Teater, the ...



Friday Flyover: Morton High School  WLS-TV

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



High levels of lead found in some Hammond schools' drinking water  WLS-TV

High levels of lead have been found in the drinking water in some schools in Hammond.



Mortons boys basketball home opener has Australian accent  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — It was a boys basketball game where the final score really didn't matter.For the record, Morton defeated Trinity Grammar School 61-29 Wednesday ...



Morton West teacher is finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year  Suburban Life Publications

BERWYN – The best part of Morton West High School automotive teacher Jim Connelly's job is sharing something he loves with students and being able to help ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Fourth of July 2018: Fireworks displays in Chicago area — see the full list  WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — Book your plans now to see fireworks this Fourth of July! We've compiled a list of the best fireworks displays across the Chicago area. If your town ...



Morton Marching Band Invitational will bring 3,000 additional visitors to Morton during Pumpkin Festival  Morton Times-News

MORTON, IL – On Saturday, Sept. 17, the final day of the Morton Pumpkin Festival, Morton High School's 11th annual marching band invitational will present 12 ...



The Potter Way: Preparation, depth key to Mortons pursuit of girls basketball history  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — “It never gets old,” Morton assistant coach Bill Davis told Bob Becker following Monday's supersectional win that punched the Potters' ticket to the ...



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.



Morton principal named East Peoria High School superintendent  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — Morton High School Principal Marjorie Johnson is leaving Morton for East Peoria. Johnson will be the next superintendent of the East Peoria ...



Top 10 stories of 2017: 3. Morton girls basketball wins third consecutive state title  Peoria Journal Star

No downstate school had ever won three consecutive large-school girls basketball state titles — until the Morton machine rolled into Redbird Arena the first ...



Local teenager band to play the HOI Fair Friday  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Bob Hope, Huey Lewis and the News, Kenny Rogers, the Oak Ridge Boys — there's no shortage of big-time music acts that have populated the ...



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.



Jeffrey Reinking, Travis Reinking's Father: 5 Fast Facts  Heavy.com

Jeffrey Reinking, Travis Reinking's father, is accused of giving guns back to the suspected Waffle House shooter, authorities say. See photos of Reinking's dad, ...



Carl Wilen  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Carl Eugene Wilen, Jr. passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Carl's Life Celebration will be ...



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 ...



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 ...



New tennis courts at Morton serve to honor coach  Peoria Journal Star

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



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 ...



Deters, of Sweden and Morton, running as Democrat for Congress in 18th  The State Journal-Register

Brian Deters has spent most of the past five years residing about 4500 miles from the 18th Congressional District. But thanks in part to social media, he feels as ...



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 ...



The Fallacies of AP Expansion  Brown Political Review

At J. Sterling Morton High School East in Cicero, IL–where 92 percent of students are low-income–AP classes are on the rise. In an effort to increase access to ...



Meet Brian Deters – Democratic Congressional Candidate – March 2018 Illinois Primary  Tri States Public Radio

Brian Deters grew up in Quincy. He taught social studies at Morton High School before his wife was transferred to Switzerland for her job with Caterpillar.



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 ...



Top-ranked Morton girls repeat as 3A state champs  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — "Do it for Chan" became reality for the Morton High School girls basketball team Saturday at Redbird Arena.



Bill Wright has two fillies in field for Illinois State Fair trotting championships  Peoria Journal Star

Harness racing has been a family affair for as long as Bill Wright can remember, and he's enjoying the success of two of his horses at the Illinois State Fair this ...



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 ...



Colts claim postseason success | Community News  The Beverly Review

With the playoffs around the corner, Mt. Greenwood Colts Coach Anthony DePaola figured it was as good a time as any to talk to his Super Pee Wee team ...



College graduates for June 3, 2017  Peoria Journal Star

Ashley Strauch receives Doctor of Veterinary MedicineMETAMORA — Ashley Strauch of Metamora received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University ...



Rep. Darin LaHood honors military academy candidates  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Justin McCabe is anxious to follow his brother, Joe, this summer to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The Morton High School senior is one ...



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. Newsweek released its annual ranking of the best public ...



Carl Eugene Wilen Jr.  The Lincoln County News

Carl Eugene Wilen Jr., of Charleston, Ill., summer resident of Newcastle, passed away Sept. 11 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Carl was born June 2 ...



Eric Lyons out as football coach at Morton  Peoria Journal Star

Morton football this fall played at refurbished Carper Field. The Potters next season will play under a new head coach. Eric Lyons confirmed this week he had ...



Girls Soccer: Morton's Jackie Murillo on point on the pitch  Suburban Life Publications

Junior midfielder incorporates traits from the basketball court to soccer.



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 ...



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 ...



Dunlap athletic director Greg Crider resigns  Peoria Journal Star

Dunlap athletic director Greg Crider has resigned from his role effective at the end of his contract in June."I'm going back to the classroom and will be a dad," he ...



More Tazewell County teens are vaping, a dangerous trend  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A whole new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes, a product many people erroneously believe carry little health risk.



Basketball all in the family for Bispings  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — As the parents of four athletes, Todd and Linda Bisping are team oriented.



Art and music events in central Illinois: April 15, 2018  Peoria Journal Star

Items for the Arts Plus calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Sally McKee at smckee@pjstar.com or by mail to the ...



Obituary of Joe Teborek  The Union of Grass Valley

Joe Teborek passed away on Sunday October 28, 2018 in his home. He was 86. He died of coronary artery disease and dementia.Memorial services will be ...



Three Democrats compete in 18th District primary  Peoria Journal Star

The 18th Congressional District of Illinois is not friendly territory for a Democrat. Never has been.When Junius Rodriguez ran against incumbent U.S. Rep.



Theyve got spirit: Church hoops players share faith, fellowship  Peoria Journal Star

EAST PEORIA — This isn't necessarily a story of a three and a prayer, although both are certainly included.Those who play refer to it as church hoops.



Bethel Lutheran Church moves to a new building in Morton  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Sunday was moving day for Bethel Lutheran Church. After services were held for the final time in the former church at 425 N. Missouri Ave., the ...



Society: Jones, Zobrist wedding  Morton Times-News

Kacey Jones and Caleb Zobrist, both of Morton, were married May 19, 2012, in Morton. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Gena Jones of Morton and Jon and ...



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 ...



Thousands of Illinois students can't pass AP exams, won't get college credit  Chicago Tribune

Cicero's J.S. Morton High School District has pushed its mostly low-income students to take tough Advanced Placement courses and exams — just like teens do ...



January 2017 restaurant inspections released  Peoria Journal Star

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS PEORIA CITY/COUNTY Inspections conducted by the Peoria City/County Health Department for January have been released.



IAET salutes Weber, Discipio, Cascio  Fra Noi

The Italian American Executives of Transportation honored Mario Giuseppe Weber, Dr. Samuel Cascio and Dr. Joseph Discipio on Nov. 17 at Alta Villa ...



High school graduation: Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  Peoria Journal Star

This special section is for you.In here you will find listings for graduation plus commencement information for high schools in Fulton, Peoria, Tazewell and ...



Seniors recognized at awards ceremony  Morton Times-News

Morton High School honors, leadership recognition and scholarship awards ceremony was held May 6.Department and Extracurricular Awards: • Business ...



Mid-Illini Conference golf tournament outlook  Peoria Journal Star

Mid-Illini Conference golf tournament outlookBOYSWhere: Mt. Hawley Country Club, PeoriaWhen: 9 a.m. ThursdayDefending team champion: MortonTeam ...



17 of the Best Illinois High School Ranked by Newsweek  Huffington Post

Out of Newsweek's top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, 30 of those high schools are in Illinois. Several of the state's high schools that...



Quincy native Brian Deters plans run for Congress  Herald-Whig

A Quincy native who is now living in Switzerland has announced he will be a candidate in the 18th Congressional District in next year's election cycle.



Heart of Morton group, formed to assists young adults with cognitive disabilities, makes grant list  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — Most of the Morton Community Foundation's 24 grant recipients for 2014 are familiar names in the village.Community Harvest. Midwest Food Bank.



Seniors honored during awards night  Morton Times-News

Morton High School held the annual Honors, Leadership Recognition and Scholarship Awards night on May 5. The MHS National Honor Society inducted new ...



WATN: Tim Simpson  Peoria Journal Star

TIM SIMPSON FOOTBALL PLAYER AGE: 41 WHERE HE IS TODAY: Lives in Morton with wife Lori, and children Austin (19), Megan (17) and Dylan (12).



Boys soccer: Naperville North stuns nation's top-ranked team  Chicago Daily Herald

Freshman Cesar Recendez and senior Jack Bromagen scored for Naperville North in its boys soccer supersectional victory against Morton.



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 ...



Cicero teacher ponders how to spend the $250K 'Biggest Loser' prize  Chicago Tribune

A day after Cicero physical education teacher Roberto Hernandez won "The Biggest Loser" and the show's $250,000 prize, he showed off his 160-pound weight ...



Pekin’s Summer is headed to Springfield  Peoria Journal Star

Pekin's Summer Dick has qualified for the Class 2A girls golf sectionals. Dick shot 102 Wednesday in the Moline Regional at Oakwood County Club in Coal ...



Artfully, Engle's about to join some elite baseball company  Chicago Daily Herald

Former Barrington pitching coach Dave Engle will join the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony Saturday in Lombard.



Idlewood Arts Pavilion in Morton will host Arts in the Park concerts beginning on Thursday  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The musicians who perform this summer in the seventh annual Arts in the Park concert series will have to share the spotlight. The new Idlewood ...



Burbank Man Hopes To Become Biggest Loser  Patch.com

Oak Lawn, IL - Phys Ed teacher to compete on NBC reality show. Wants to lose weight to be healthy role model and encourage students to be fit and active.



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