Archive | July 2013

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Should the 6th Grade Ctr be demolished?

The Crete-Monee school board’s most senior member said Monday evening the Sixth Grade Center should be demolished. Tom Hysell said razing would be cheaper than renovating the facility near the corner of Exchange and Sangamon streets that served as Crete-Monee High School until 2007. Putting money into renovating the facility, he said, is “like me […]

Meeting on school building problems tonight

The Crete-Monee School District 201-U board of education is scheduled to discuss allocating Life-Safety funds when it meets this evening at the Early Learning Center in Crete. The discussion anticipates the possibility of issuing working capital bonds. Current estimates place the school district’s total Life-Safety (physical maintenance) cost at its five K-6 schools at approximately […]

World Bible League marks 75th anniversary

The World Bible League’s 75th Anniversary summer celebration picnic at the southwest corner of Illinois Highway 394 and Richton Road Saturday will have a little of everything. Everything that is, except Crete’s mayor perched above a dunk tank. Public Works Supt. Phil Hameister told Mike Einhorn earlier this week the 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Keeping downtown fresh

Crete Public Works employees Kim Vinson (left) and Jim Moeller offer some TLC to village flowers Thursday on the northeast corner of Main and Exchange streets, in response to the recent heat wave. Public Works Supt. Phil Hameister credits a low-cost self-watering system in some hanging displays for keeping the floral displays looking fresh when […]

Crete Park District just wants to be liked

At the rate people are “liking” Crete Park District on Facebook, the district should have 1,000 “likes” by the end of the year – maybe even by the end of summer. The district hit 875 “likes” Thursday – up 12 from the 858 Assistant District Director Therese Hale reported at a board of commissioners meeting […]

Warrant issued in Monee home invasion

A warrant has been issued in Will County Circuit Court for the arrest of a 34-year-old Bridgeview man charged with two counts of home invasion and one count of criminal sexual assault in connection with an alleged June 13 incident in Monee. Shah S. Dipeshkumar of the 8400 block of Harlem Avenue has failed to […]

Einhorn calls on Crete trustees to join Aqua opposition

Concerned about loss of control over development, Mayor Mike Einhorn is calling on trustees to oppose a Kankakee-based water company’s further expansion in Will County. Aqua Illinois, Inc. is “making a push through the (Illinois Commerce Commission,) trying to expand their area of influence literally all the way up to our borders, he said. ‘Fingers […]

Crete turning up the heat on longstanding debts

Crete is turning to the Illinois Comptroller’s Office for help collecting longstanding debts on parking tickets, water and sewer bills, traffic fines, ordinance violations, and other fines and fees that have gone through adjudication but remain unpaid. In a unanimous vote, trustees approved amending the village’s contract with Municipal Collection Services, Inc. Monday to allow […]

1st phase of Swiss Valley water main project to start

Village trustees Monday approved a nearly $270,000 bid from LaGrange Park-based Suburban General to replace 1,450 feet of water main in Swiss Valley. Public Works Supt. Phil Hameister told trustees the company would establish when work would start on Alpine and Chalet lanes after being formally notified they had won the job as the lowest […]

Crete Village Board meeting tonight

The Crete Village board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at the village hall at Benton & Exchange streets. The agenda shows two items on the unanimous consent agenda: (1) donate surplus cell and land-line phones and computer components to the South Suburban Women’s Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims and (2) approve using Tax […]