Delays continue in hiring C-M SD201U supt

by Dennis Sullivan May 21, 2014 The Crete-Monee school board hopes to have a new School District 201U superintendent in place before the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, according to Board of Education President Nakia Hall. “We have selected a candidate,” Hall told Crete resident Carol Millsap, “and are working with the candidate’s […]

Crete-Monee leads area in homeless students

by Dennis Sullivan  May 20, 2014 Crete-Monee 201U has the highest number of homeless students of nine area school districts, according to responses to a Crete resident’s Freedom of Information Act request. With a whopping 130 homeless students, Crete-Monee has more than the combined number of homeless students at seven nearby districts. Only Rich […]

Breaking news: New 201U supt hire imminent

by Dennis Sullivan April 16, 2014 Crete-Monee School District officials appear to have concluded their search for a new superintendent. School District 201U Board Vice President Maurice Brown said Tuesday that, “Sometime real soon, we’ll be sharing our (new) superintendent with the district.” Brown, responding to a question from Crete resident Doris Harmon-Warren during […]

Local CPA pans C-M financial, facility plans

by Dennis Sullivan April 15, 2014 A local CPA is blasting the Crete-Monee School board for failing to rein in costs overall, and for neglecting Crete facilities in particular. Crete resident Doris Harmon-Warren, speaking at Monday’s village board meeting, said the district operated a $3 million deficit this year — repeating last year’s deficit. […]

On tap: ILHS Kids’ Sale, C-MHS ‘fight night’

The Illinois Lutheran High School Boosters organization has scheduled its Ultimate Kids’ Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the gym and multi-purpose room at the high school, 1610 Main St. “Gently used” items offered for sale include spring/summer kids’ clothing, toys, books, video and board games and game systems. Entrance to the […]

Bragging rights: Good news about local people

by Dennis Sullivan editor March 26, 2014 Carthage volleyball team on hot streak Marian Catholic High School Grad Will Craft (‘12) is outside hitter for Carthage College Men’s Volleyball team, which opened a three-match to UC-Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon, with a 3-1 win over Holy Names University (2-9). The Red Men played a […]

Crete-Monee board disagrees about open letter

  by Dennis Sullivan editor March 24, 2014 A proponent of a “fair” contract for Crete-Monee teachers has triggered a bit of controversy among school board members by asking if they all support the open letter about contract negotiations posted on the School District 201U Website. Speaking at Tuesday’s regular School District 201U board […]