Archive | September 2013

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Crete-area woman charged with bringing drugs into jail

by Dennis Sullivan Sept. 30, 2013 A 34-year-old Crete-area resident was charged Wednesday with bringing a controlled substance into a penal institution shortly after being sentenced to 30 days in jail on a traffic conviction. Tiffany S. Rankins of the 24600 block of South Stone Ridge Lane is scheduled to return to Will County […]

Monee-area man charged in fatal Green Garden crash

A 40-year-old Monee man has been charged with aggravated DUI/death in connection with a two-vehicle collision Thursday evening in Green Garden Township that killed an 84-year-old Mokena man and seriously injured the man’s passenger. Illinois State Police said John L. Wiesch of the 27100 block of South Wildwood Drive was driving a 2008 Ford F250 […]

Weekly events calendar for Eastern Will County. Submissions accepted with gratitude. Please email contributions & comments to =============== FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 =============== Crete Park District; Crete Lions Club Recycling; 1215 Douglas Lane, 6-9 a.m., drop-off for recyclable items K of C Fish Fry, Steger, 5 p.m. St. Liborius Parish Hall. Charge Fundraiser for Steger […]

Columnist hopes to sell office bldg with unique strategy, dogged determination

by Dennis Sullivan Sept. 26, 2013 A nationally syndicated columnist who writes about entrepreneurs and workplace trends is taking an unusual approach to selling her office building in Crete. Mildred Culp and business partner, John Pilcher, are erecting a sign in front of 1284 Main St. intended to direct Internet-savvy commuters to their Website. […]

Paintball OK’d for Fun Center

by Dennis Sullivan Sept. 25, 2013 Crete trustees have given the go-ahead for paintball activity at a family-friendly amusement facility near the Dixie Highway/Union Avenue split. The unconditional approval means Crete Family Fun Center can schedule paintball sessions during the remaining warm weather months. Prior to the 6-0 vote, Pete and Tom Spanos said […]

Crete roadway issues: the now, the new and the maybe

by Dennis Sullivan Sept. 24, 2013 Crete infrastructure issues and actions dominated much of Monday’s village board meeting, with trustees unanimously approving the hiring of a Crete company to repave the north end of Ayr Lane near the Lincoln Oaks public golf course. Public Works Supt Phil Hameister said Pavement Maintenance Solutions agreed to […]

Steger man charged in fight with Will County cops

by Dennis Sullivan Sept. 23, 2013 A 33-year-old Steger resident was arrested Monday (Sept. 16) after allegedly grappling with Will County Sheriff’s Police attempting to arrest him for allegedly forcing his way into an occupied vehicle. Adam E. Blood of the 23000 block of Miller Road is charged with one count of vehicular invasion […]