Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy, Mayor Brian Reaves, Trustee Cliff Miklos and two local principals will be exiled to the roof Friday as part of the annual "Cop on Rooftop" fundraiser.
Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy, Mayor Brian Reaves and Trustee Cliff Miklos will be exiled to the roof of Dunkin' Donuts on Friday, and they'll need your generosity before they can come back down. On Friday, June 1, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lemont Police Department will hold its annual "Cop on Rooftop" fundraiser, joining police departments across the state as they heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois. During the event, Shaughnessy, Reaves and Miklos will be sent to the roof of Dunkin' Donuts, 12371 Derby Road, while Lemont police officers and academy alumni collect donations. Also scheduled to be exiled to the roof are Oakwood Principal Cathy Slee, River …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Local veterans were joined by Congressman Dan Lipinski, Mayor Brian Reaves and Lemont police officers Monday as they paid tribute to fallen soldiers.
Several dozen Lemont residents joined the Veterans of Foreign War Post 5819 at the Main Street War Memorial on Monday for the village's annual Memorial Day service. The ceremony was attended by Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-3), Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves, members of the Lemont Police Department and several local veterans. Prior to the service on Main Street, a group from the Lemont VFW visited each of the village's cemetaries, performing a 21-gun salute in honor of the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives to keep the country safe. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Like what you see? Sign up for our daily email newsletter. Like us on Facebook for a slightly different take.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The annual event was held Monday morning at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club despite rainy conditions and cold temperatures.
The annual Mayor's Drive for Charity had its best year yet, raising about $30,000 for Lemont charities, Mayor Brian Reaves announced last week. Reaves holds the golf outing each year at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, 1 Pete Dye Drive, to raise money for local service and non-profit organizations. During the May 14 village board meeting, Reaves said the event raised nearly $30,000 after expenses, making it the best year to date. "Thank you to everybody, and thank you to everybody at Ruffled Feathers. It's an unprecedented kindness they give to us, donating the course for two full rounds for the whole day. You just don't get that type of support from many private entitites," he said. Last year, the Mayor's Drive for Charity raised nearly $26,…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The symphonic band, journalism student Charmaine Balisalisa and Chicago Tribune All-Academic Team honoree Marjorie Dallmann were honored at an all-school assembly Thursday.
Lemont High School students and faculty members were joined Thursday morning by Mayor Brian Reaves for an assembly honoring state champions from the 2011-2012 school year. Among those recognized were members of the Symphonic Band, which was named topped band in Class 3A at the 2012 State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Contest last month. The State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Contest, which is hosted by Illinois State University Bands, is an invitation-only event that brings together the state’s top bands, dividing them into six classes. Lemont’s Honors Symphonic Band not only was rated at the top of all Class 3A bands, but also ranked sixth of 24 bands across all classes. Also honored was senior …
Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) led 22 local officials Friday in asking for improved service along the Heritage Corridor line, which runs from Joliet to Chicago.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mayor Brian Reaves outlined the village's plans for economic development Wednesday during the ninth annual luncheon at Ruffled Feathers.
Planning and economic development were at the forefront Wednesday as Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves delivered the ninth annual “State of the Village” address. The luncheon was held at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, 1 Pete Dye Drive, and was sponsored by the Lemont Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was attended by several village employees and trustees, as well as dozens of school, township, library, park district, police and fire officials. Also in attendance were Romeoville Mayor John Noak, Lockport Mayor Dev Trivedi and Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar. Rather than outlining village finances or small projects, Reaves focused his address on “commerce and economic conditions,” as well as new economic development initiatives. Business Comings and …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A kick-off event at Lemont High School on Tuesday was attended by Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves, and representatives from the Dept. of Energy, Argonne and CITGO.
A new non-profit that will teach seventh-and eighth-grade students about green technologies launched its after-school pilot program Tuesday at Lemont High School. State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, CITGO, Argonne and Lemont High School were all on hand to celebrate the kickoff of Project Infinite Green, a new initiative that will give 18 students the opportunity to participate in field studies, research projects and think tanks related to environmental sustainability. The program was initiated by Lemont resident Catherine Greenspon, who has recruited a long list of sponsors that includes the Durkin, the Department of Energy, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, …
Friday, September 9, 2011
While Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves says he plans to attend the ISBE meeting later this month, Sen. Christine Radogno is working with state officials to determine the best course of action.
Updated, Sept. 9 In a phone interview Wednesday, a spokesperson for Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said the senator is working closely with state education officials to address the possibility of a financial oversight panel in Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A. "Sen. Radogno has been talking to officials from the Illinois State Board of Education almost every day to make sure they have the most accurate, up-to-date information possible about the situation in Lemont," said spokeswoman Patty Schuh. According to Schuh, Radogno is not against implementing a financial oversight panel in District 113A, but wants to make sure the state has all the information before making a decision. "She trusts that the education professionals …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A presentation will be made by Superintendent Tim Ricker and Board President during the Illinois State Board of Education meeting Sept. 27-28.
Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Superintendent Tim Ricker and Board President Mike Aurelio will begin working on a presentation this week to dissuade state education officials from placing the school district under financial oversight. During a special meeting Tuesday night, District 113A board members discussed issues and concerns related to the possibility of a state-appointed financial oversight panel, which Ricker said will be recommended for the school district at an Illinois State Board of Education meeting later this month. Ricker informed board members Aug. 30 that ISBE Superintendent Chris Koch and Chief Financial Officer Linda Riley Mitchell are planning to forward a recommendation for an oversight panel, which—…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Saturday, July 16, 2011
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