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Morton High School graduates - Special  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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



Betty Woerner - Obituaries  Morton Times-News

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 ...



Robert Frederick Humm of Bethalto Obituary  RiverBender.com

Robert Frederick Humm, 93, of Bethalto, IL, was peacefully called home by the Lord Jesus at 7:40 am, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center 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 ...



Morton School Board says band director had inappropriate relationship with employee  CIproud.com

A popular Morton high school teacher is being reassigned after 18 years as the marching band director.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Nick in the AM: Peoria area is the epicenter of Class 3A high school girls basketball  Morton Times-News

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 ...



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 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: ...



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: ...



'She deserves every penny': Morton High School senior receives $25000 national scholarship  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Jenna Frezza thought she would just be listening to a seminar on college planning when she entered the Morton High School auditorium Monday afternoon.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 High School Awarded Silver Medal  CIproud.com

Morton High School was awarded their third consecutive Silver Medal from the US News & World Report.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



ICC baseball sweeps Spoon River - Sports  Morton Times-News

EAST PEORIA — After scoring a one-run victory in the opening game of a doubleheader Friday, Illinois Central College baseball pounded Spoon River 18-0.



Emotional night for Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Famers  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — From Lorene Ramsey's encyclopedic memory to Gigi McIntosh's hashtag humor to Peggy McDonald's tearful memories, the 487 attendees of the ...



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 ...



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 seniors one win away from capping long run together as champions  Peoria Journal Star

JOLIET — Morton's nine seniors have been playing baseball together since they were 10 years old. Now, they are one win away from a state championship.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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:



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Friday Flyover: Morton High School  WLS-TV

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Morton principal named new superintendent at East Peoria Community High School  Morton Times-News

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...



Incoming KCC president touts lifetime learning  Kankakee Daily Journal

Michael Boyd has a powerful connection to teaching. He majored in English and taught at Morton High School.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Morton High School Drama presents Plain and Fancy  East Peoria Times-Courier

Morton High School Drama Presents “Plain and Fancy” MORTON — Come and join the Morton High School Drama students as they perform in the musical ...



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 ...



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.



Teacher pay in Indiana continues its downward slide  The Times of Northwest Indiana

As a national and local teacher shortage continues, many are blaming a corresponding decline in teacher pay for part of the problem across Northwest Indiana ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



7069 - 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 - 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 ...



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 ...



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