Tag Archive | monee

Asst. Supt: No post-fight board policy

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 20, 2014 A School District 201U official said Monday the Crete-Monee High School administration had no board policy to guide it when it cancelled after-school tutoring, sports practices and other activities on Feb. 3 and 4 in the wake of a series of inter-student fights that resulted in the arrest […]

C-M president: full investigation into HS fights

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 19, 2014 Crete-Monee School Board President Nakia Hall on Monday promised “a full investigation is taking place regarding all occurrences and issues” related to the series of social media-related fights that disrupted Crete-Monee High School on Feb. 3. Acknowledging an absence of clear communications during and immediately after the incidents, […]

Einhorn continues quest for e-w bi-state route

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 31, 2014 Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn is asking local Illinois and Indiana officials to support his request for a $180,000 grant to study development of a local roadway linking Monee and Crown Point, Ind. Einhorn envisions building a seven-mile link between Crete-Monee Road’s current east end and the current west […]

Crete man charged in U.P. armed robbery

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 27, 2014 Updated 4:42 p.m. Jan. 27. University Park Police Chief Ed Bradley said Crete resident Michael D. Hale, 43, of the 1700 block of South Dixie Highway was taken into custody without incident shortly after robbing the Speedway gas station at University Parkway and Western Avenue at gunpoint around […]

Crete cop-fire commissioners discuss the ins, outs of hiring-through-firing with new Monee cop panel

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 21, 2014 When your primary duties are hiring, promoting, reprimanding and dismissing, “you’re susceptible to being sued,” Crete resident Dale Nelson recently warned a delegation from Monee. But Nelson, speaking as secretary of Crete’s Police and Fire Commission, said Monee police commissioners can avoid a lot of headaches by being […]

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 13, 2014 BEECHER A 54-year-old Beecher man from the 700 block of Indiana Avenue was arrested Jan. 6 by Beecher Police for domestic battery. He is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Jan. 27 for a pretrial hearing. Eastern Will County News isn’t naming the defendant because the […]

Guilty plea in car-pedestrian crash near Will County Fairgrounds

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Dec. 30, 2013 A 29-year-old Peotone man is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 18 in connection with an Aug. 3, 2012 drunk-driving crash near the Will County Fairgrounds that seriously injured a Manhattan teen. Fidencio Castillo III of the 500 block of Hauert Street pleaded guilty Dec. 19 to aggravated DUI, […]

‘Intimidation’ added to Monee man’s residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery charges

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Dec. 23, 2013 A special prosecutor has added a charge of intimidation to Monee resident Donald P. Walsh’s charges of residential burglary and aggravated domestic battery. Walsh, 30, a Frankfort police officer, was taken into custody Wednesday during his bench trial in Will County Circuit court. The new charge alleges he […]

DUIs, child endangerment & home-grown pot

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Dec. 16, 2013 CRETE Crete resident Jeffrey A. Patchett is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 30 in Will County Circuit court on felony charges of aggravated DUI/3rd offense and aggravated DUI/revoked license. New Lenox Police arrested Patchett, 54, of the 0-100 block of Cornwell Drive on Dec. 7 at Laraway and […]

Crete-Monee Superintendent gone

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Dec. 11, 2013 Supt John Rodgers is no longer with Crete-Monee School District 201-U, according to a district employee who referred a call this morning to Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, Anthony Edison. Edison didn’t immediately return the call. Rodgers has been superintendent since March 2007. The board of education, which opted […]