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Food, neccessities sought for Washington, Ill.

by Dennis Sullivan Nov. 27, 2013 The Crete Police Department is accepting donations through Friday for Patrol Officer Juan Garcia to take to  tornado-ravaged Washington, Ill.  Saturday. Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti said residents of the town east of Peoria particularly need “non-perishable food items, toilet paper and paper towels” but stressed that “[a]nything […]

Daycare center on track to receive TIF funding

by Dennis Sullivan Nov. 26, 2013 Crete trustees have unanimously agreed to spend up to $12,000 in tax increment finance funds to cover half the cost of replacing a local daycare center’s rear deck/play area. Monday’s 6-0 vote instructed Village Attorney Jim Stevenson to draw up an ordinance allocating the reimbursement to the Little […]

Convicted burglar charged with UP home invasion

by Dennis Sullivan Nov. 25, 2013 University Park resident Myron Lavell Spight, 23, of the 500 block of Buckley Court is scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court Dec. 13 on charges of home invasion/dangerous weapon and residential burglary. University Park Police took him into custody Thursday after the alleged incident. If convicted […]

Beecher, Peotone roundballers go head-to-head Monday

by Dennis Sullivan Nov. 22, 2013 Weekly events calendar for Eastern Will County. Submissions accepted with gratitude. Please email contributions & comments to =============== FRIDAY, Nov. 22 =============== Crete Park District activities Crete Lions Club Recycling; 1215 Douglas Lane, 6-9 a.m., drop-off for recyclable items Beecher vs. Shepard Varsity Girls Basketball Ladycat Fall […]

Crete Park District to offer conceal-carry class

by Dennis Sullivan Nov. 21, 2013 Crete residents interested in qualifying for conceal-carry under the new Illinois law need look no further than Crete Park District, which is adding the course to its list of new programs. District Director Pat Polzin told the Crete Park District board Wednesday the course consists of 12 hours […]

Best wishes for Chief Bachert

by Dennis Sullivan Nov. 20, 2013 Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn, in his role as assistant fire chief, and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Smits are filling in for Fire Chief Lyle Bachert, who underwent open heart surgery on Nov. 12 Bachert will be “laid up for a period of time,” Einhorn told trustees at the […]

Crete planning, zoning panel endorses 2nd home request

by Dennis Sullivan Nov. 19, 2013 Crete’s Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Review has endorsed a family’s zoning request that would allow them to keep a second home on their property west/southwest of the intersection of Main Street and Burville Road in unincorporated Crete. Thursday’s unanimous vote eliminates one obstacle to a special use permit […]