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Man Charged With Concealing Homicide Of Bartender Kaitlyn Kearns

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Coal City man has been charged with concealing the homicide of a Mokena woman found dead of a gunshot wound nearly three days after she went missing, and could face more serious charges later. 218 more words


Toddler Semaj Crosby Suffocated In Homicide Death: Will County Coroner

(CBS) — The 17-month-old Joliet Township girl who went missing in April and was found dead two days later beneath a couch in her home died of suffocation, the Will County Coroner’s Office says. 183 more words


Monee Historical Society Back From Summer Break

The board of the Monee Historical Society held its first meeting after their annual summer hiatus at the Community Center on Court Street last night. Members shared progress made on assigned projects and finalized plans for the rest of 2017. 285 more words

Founding Families of Monee: Jacob (1834-1908) and Mary Ann (Mammoser) Vatter (1838-1928)

Jacob Vatter was born on November 5, 1834 in Geiselberg, Germany as the first child of Adam Vatter and Eva Roschy. He had five siblings: Eva, Frank, Magdalena “Lena”, Katharina W., and Adam Jr.   545 more words

Founding Families of Monee: Magdelena Klein Bischmann

Magdelena Helene Klein Bischmann (1848-1908)

Magdelena Helene Klein was the first white child born in Monee township, then known as Carey. She was the daughter of August (1811-1887) and Madeline (Boehl) (1816-1860) Klein.  354 more words

Leola (Sonneborn) Emde

By: Christina (Diercks) Holston

Mrs. Emde gave piano lessons to countless children in the village. I took piano and so did all three of my sisters. 1,193 more words

Water Summit to focus on critical needs facing northeastern Illinois September 14

Resource Conservationist Neil Pellmann of the Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District has no trouble explaining the crisis facing northeastern Illinois: “The most essential element for sustaining life is water. 467 more words