Archive | August 2013

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Crete takes aim at ‘uninhabitable’ houses in Lincolnshire

by Dennis Sullivan Crete wants the owner of the 2,900-square-foot Lincolnshire Subdivision house demolished last week to reimburse the village for tear-down costs. Mayor Mike Einhorn said Crete is filing a lien to recoup its expenses on the property just east of the intersection of Crete and Richton roads. A lien is a financial […]

Coke bust, bomb threat, barn break-ins & burglaries

By Dennis Sullivan BEECHER A 37-year-old Beecher man is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Will County Forest Preserve District Police arrested Christopher Pilarski of the 600 block of Melrose Lane on Aug. 8 at Goodenow Nature Preserve after allegedly finding nearly 20 grams of cocaine […]

Cops help motorist get ‘unleaded’ foot

by Dennis Sullivan Police Chief James Paoletti said Monday a local lead-footed motorist appears to have mended his ways after a week of traffic stops. Crete Police focused on the driver after Elizabeth Street residents asked elected officials at the Aug. 12 village board meeting to install a traffic sign. The residents said they […]

Crete officials mull village’s role in proposed airport’s development

Crete by Dennis Sullivan Mayor Mike Einhorn said Monday that “some people” have likened the airport development process “to riding on a merry-go-round: You never get anywhere and there’s a lot of ups and downs along the way.” Einhorn, speaking during Monday’s village board meeting, said he and other local leaders met Friday with […]

SD 201-U board rejects $15M bond issuance

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.comThe Crete-Monee School District board of education Monday rejected a proposal to sell up to $15 million in working cash bonds, with Board Vice President Maurice Brown arguing SD 201-U should first have a specific spending plan in place. Brown, who led the opposition, didn’t rule out the possibility of issuing the […]

$15M bond issue at tonight’s Crete-Monee school board meeting

By Dennis Sullivan The Crete-Monee School District 201-U school board is scheduled to vote tonight on issuing up to $15 million in working cash bonds and a direct annual-tax levy to pay bond principal and interest. The issue was previously discussed last week during a board finance committee meeting. The agenda for the full […]

Crete PD overcomes 4-hour lag, makes arrest in alleged robbery

by Dennis Sullivan Crete Police Chief Robert Paoletti recently offered a behind-the-scenes look at the arrest of a Steger man who allegedly robbed a Glenwood teen. Paoletti, addressing trustees at Monday’s village board meeting, said a 19-year-old Glenwood male left a party on the 1400 block of Vincennes Street the night of July18-19 at […]

Local residents turn out for McGill, Boylan families’ benefit

Crete and nearby residents have been patronizing – in a constant flow – a local eatery hosting a benefit for two teens fatally injured last month in a motorcycle crash in the Crete-Monee High School parking lot. Culver’s of Crete is donating 50 percent of today’s sales occurring between 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. to […]

Benefit today for teens killed in C-MHS motorcycle crash

Culver’s of Crete is holding a benefit today for the families of Kelsey McGill and Pat Boylan, who died in a fatal July 5 motorcycle crash in the Crete-Monee High School parking lot. The eatery, located near the northeast corner of Illinois Route 394 and Steger Road at 23180 S. Volbrecht Road, is donating 50 […]

End nearing for problem house

By Dennis Sullivan A Will County judge has given Crete the go-ahead to take down a vacant 2,900-square-foot Lincolnshire Subdivision home. Associate Judge Bobbi Petrungaro on Aug. 6 ruled the village may demolish all structures, seal the well and remove the septic field on the three-lot property. “The place is just shot,” Mayor Mike […]