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Crete’s state representatives

Elected Officials State Until 2011, the village of Crete and the surrounding area were part of the Illinois State Senate’s 40th legislative district and the Illinois House’s 80th legislative District. Toi Hutchinson, who succeeded Debbie Halvorson was Crete’s state senator and Anthony DeLuca, who succeeded George Scully, was Crete’s state representative. The village of Crete […]

Village officials begin mulling gun, pot rules for employees

Crete officials are thinking about if and how municipal employee policies should change in the wake of legislation decriminalizing medical marijuana use and the carrying of concealed firearms. Village Attorney James Stevenson raised the personnel issue during Monday’s village board meeting, saying elected officials would be wise to “have something ready, at least on an […]

Crete FD notches 6th Gold Seal award; K-9 Officer honored

  The Crete Fire Department has received its sixth Gold Seal award and Crete’s K-9 officer has been publicly honored for recently saving the life of a choking victim at a Lincolnshire Estates home. Honored are Firefighter-paramedics Harry Blaundin, Michael Hameister, Scott Kirkpatrick, Charles Krug and Assistant Chief Mike Einhorn, and K-9 Officer David Gillespie. […]

Crete archer notches another win on way to China

Crete’s Alex Wifler announced Monday on his Facebook page that, after 22 days of competing with a bow that uses a series of pulleys and cables to bend the frame back, he had made the China World team. “Thank you for all the ppl who supported me,” Wifler said. Crete Trustee Holly Milburn took the […]

Crete vehicle sticker late-charge set for 1st reading tonight

Crete trustees are preparing to add a $50 charge to municipal vehicle stickers purchased after July 1. The increase is scheduled for a first reading at tonight’s village board meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the village hall. The stickers, which go on sale May 1 for $50, are currently considered delinquent if not purchased […]

Recovered fingerprint leads to burglary bust of 6 teens

A Crete patrol officer with strong law-enforcement bloodlines is credited with finding a key piece of evidence that led to the solution of a March 9 burglary in the village and several break-ins in unincorporated Will County. Neil McMahon, the son of a Chicago Police lieutenant and second cousin of Will County Sheriff’ Paul Kaupas, […]

WillCo board leader responds to IDOT takeover of proposed airport

To the Editor: At the end of the legislative session, Springfield lawmakers quickly and quietly passed Senate Bill 20, giving governance to the South Suburban Airport to the Illinois Department of Transportation. This legislation runs contrary to the established positions of the Will County Board. Furthermore, the legislation was moved forward without the opportunity for […]