Archive | October 2013

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Ex-County board member says employee comp package flawed

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 31, 2013 An Eastern Will County resident who once represented Beecher Crete, Monee, Park Forest, Sauk Village, Steger and University Park on the Will County board says the county’s union employees may have good reasons for being dissatisfied with the health benefit plan approved in September by the Will County […]

Crete officials keeping an eye on M&M tax appeal

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 30, 2013 A south suburban construction company headquartered in Crete is contending its property in the Crete Park of Commerce was over-assessed by 80 percent, Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn said Monday. Einhorn, speaking during the village board meeting, said M&M Home Remodeling Services’ building at 3489 Eagles Nest Drive was […]

Harvey business tapped to replace Crete PD roof

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 29, 2013 A company that has installed roofs on the Museum of Science and Industry, the Wrigley Building on Michigan Avenue and the Carson Pirie Scott building on State Street will rebuild the roof on the Crete Police Department building. Village trustees tapped Harvey-based Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co., Inc. […]

Beecher man charged on 6th DUI arrest

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 28, 2013 Beecher resident Brian G. Metrick Jr., 45, of the 600 block of Catalpa Street has been charged with aggravated DUI/6th offense in connection with a traffic stop Tuesday by Manhattan Police. Metrick is scheduled to return to Will County Circuit court Nov. 13 on the charge, which carries […]

Halloween hours vary (slightly) among E. Will towns

Events calendar for Friday-through-Friday by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 25, 2013 Weekly events calendar for Eastern Will County. Submissions accepted with gratitude. Please email contributions & comments to =============== FRIDAY, OCT 25 =============== Crete Park District activities Crete Lions Club Recycling; 1215 Douglas Lane, 6-9 a.m., drop-off for recyclable items Crete McDonald’s Third Annual Fright […]

New signs, 1 new business popping up in Crete

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 24, 2013 Crete trustees are scheduled to formally act Monday on Tammie Crowe’s request for tax increment financing assistance to purchase a new sign for her business at 565 W. Exchange St. Crowe appeared at the Oct. 14 board meeting to respond to questions about the request for $618 – […]

Dog park in the works for Crete

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 23, 2013 100th report Crete is on track to have a dog park by 2016, a Will County Forest Preserve District spokesman said today. Public Information Officer Bruce Hodgdon said the forest district board formally added the proposed development off of Burville Road to its “wish list” at the monthly […]

Water to return to Crete Park in spring

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 23, 2013 The water fountain at Crete’s oldest park could become operational again by spring. Crete Park District Director Patricia Polzin recently told district commissioners a new pipe is being installed to connect theĀ  stone-clad fountain, which was erected around 1970 to honor the memory of Park Supt. George E. Johnson. […]

Fire inspection finds 2 faulty dehumidifiers

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 22, 2013 Crete Fire Chief Lyle Bachert says a recent inspection of businesses turned up two dehumidifiers recalled as fire hazards. “We may have averted a couple of fires in our town,” Bachert told trustees at the Oct. 14 village board meeting. Responding to a question from Trustee Dean Gaffney, […]

Fleet-footed burglars panic, leave TV behind

by Dennis Sullivan Oct. 21, 2013 Two burglars fled a northeast Crete Township residence empty-handed when the owner discovered them unplugging his television, according to Will County Sheriff’s Police information available Friday. The Willowbrook resident told investigators he heard a noise at the rear of his home on the 3300 block of East Burville Road […]