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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 ...



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 ...



Richard H. Smith  The Vienna TImes

Richard H. Smith, age 76 years, a resident of the Tunnel Hill community for the past 19 years, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, March 17, 2019, ...



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 ...



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 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 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: ...



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 ...



Timothy R. Snow "Tim"  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND, IN - Timothy Ray Snow, age 55 of Hammond, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.



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 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 ...



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 ...



Morton’s Gameball Run Miracle Family Story: Meet Kinsley Relph and Her Family  Pekin Daily Times

MORTON — The Morton High School boys' basketball team and Coach Matt Franks are hosting the 7th annual Gameball Run event to raise money 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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:



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Friday Flyover: Morton High School  WLS-TV

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



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 ...



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 ...



Report: 17 percent of 2018 Dunlap High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Peoria Standard

In a year when 97 percent of Dunlap High School seniors graduated on time, 17 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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’s Gameball Run Miracle Family Story: Meet the Sauder Family  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — The Morton High School boys' basketball team and Coach Matt Franks are hosting the 6th annual Gameball Run event to raise money and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Dunlap athletic director Greg Crider resigns - Sports  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 ...



Fenton can't finish vs. Morton  Chicago Daily Herald

Morton defeated Fenton in a nonconference boys volleyball match.



Elmhurst Rugby Club Takes Second In State  Elmhurst, IL Patch

Elmhurst Rugby Club Competes At State Finals - Elmhurst, IL - The team faced Springfield in the state finals on May 31 at Morton High School in Berwyn in a ...



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, ...



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 ...



Morton Hall of Fame welcomes initial class  Suburban Life Publications

LA GRANGE – Nearly 200 Morton High School alumni, coaches and well-wishers gathered May 17 in the La Grange American Legion Hall to pay tribute to their ...



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 ...



5537 - PASSAGES Lesbian suburban businesswoman Marge Bellisario dies - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

At the time of her death, Bellisario lived in Forest View, Illinois. She became the sole owner of Forest View Lounge Bar and Grill in Forest View following the ...



Hammond School Board meeting gets heated following lead contamination reports  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The School City of Hammond School Board had a heated public meeting on Tuesday following reports of lead found in the schools' drinking water.



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

Morton junior midfielder Jackie Murillo takes an unselfish approach to playing soccer. Instead of dominating the ball, Murillo elects to spread the wealth and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Szetela excited about Morton softball post  Morton Times News

In just 13 days, Justine Szetela will guide Morton High School for the first time as varsity softball head coach.The former Metamora Township High School ...



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 ...



Montini chooses Lozano to follow Thomas  Chicago Daily Herald

Lozano to succeed the late Daryl Thomas as Montini boys basketball coach.



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 ...



Former Bears player, Anthony Morgan, gives "cheesy" check to Morton High School  Suburban Life Publications

Former Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Anthony Morgan paid a visit to Morton High School Dec. 12 to award a $2500 cash donation as a ...



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 ...



Morton girls capture 3A state crown  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — The Morton High School girls basketball team won its first state championship with a 47-37 triumph over Rochester in the Class 3A final at Redbird ...



They've 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.



Judge sets bond at $100000 for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attacked  HOI ABC

CHICAGO (AP) — Judge sets bond at $100000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being.



Basketball all in the family for Bispings  Bloomington Pantagraph

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Lincoln Elementary School celebrates 50 years of learning  Peoria Journal Star

MORTON — SpaghettiOs and Pop-Tarts were introduced to the world in 1965. So was Lincoln Elementary School. Lincoln's 50th anniversary was celebrated ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Rodriguez defeats Deters in tight race for 18th District Democratic nomination  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Junius Rodriguez said he's seen a lot of elections that were decided by a handful of votes. But Rodriguez didn't necessarily think he'd be a candidate ...



Nikitas finds BCC to his liking, fires 66 to lead State Amateur  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Charlie Nikitas played Bloomington Country Club for the first time on Monday. Happily, what he saw matched what he heard from others ...



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.



'Teasin' the Frets' comes to Morton - News  Morton Times-News

After moving to Morton last October, David McDonald is ready to show the town what his academy can do. McDonald, the owner of the Academy of Fretted ...



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