Archive | December 2013

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How Eastern Will County News did in 2013

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Eastern Will County News. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for […]

Guilty plea in car-pedestrian crash near Will County Fairgrounds

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 30, 2013 A 29-year-old Peotone man is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 18 in connection with an Aug. 3, 2012 drunk-driving crash near the Will County Fairgrounds that seriously injured a Manhattan teen. Fidencio Castillo III of the 500 block of Hauert Street pleaded guilty Dec. 19 to aggravated DUI, […]

Crete cop: Tornado clean-up ‘good for the soul’

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 26, 2013 Nick Garcia’s training as a Marine served him well during his recent trip to Washington, Ill. Garcia, who notches his 10th year as a Crete police officer in January, credits advice from Police Chief James Paoletti and the approach he learned in the Marines. “We were always adapting […]

Crete-Police union go to arbitration

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 24, 2013 After more than six months of negotiations, the union representing Crete police officers and the village have agreed to use arbitration to end the deadlock on two issues, according to Village Trustee Mark Wiater. Speaking at Monday’s village board meeting, Wiater said the Metropolitan Alliance of Police and […]

‘Intimidation’ added to Monee man’s residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery charges

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 23, 2013 A special prosecutor has added a charge of intimidation to Monee resident Donald P. Walsh’s charges of residential burglary and aggravated domestic battery. Walsh, 30, a Frankfort police officer, was taken into custody Wednesday during his bench trial in Will County Circuit court. The new charge alleges he […]

DUIs, child endangerment & home-grown pot

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 16, 2013 CRETE Crete resident Jeffrey A. Patchett is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 30 in Will County Circuit court on felony charges of aggravated DUI/3rd offense and aggravated DUI/revoked license. New Lenox Police arrested Patchett, 54, of the 0-100 block of Cornwell Drive on Dec. 7 at Laraway and […]

New Crete cop is from Orland Hills PD

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 13, 2013 Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti says the newest addition to the department has been familiarizing himself with the village, as well as the department’s record-keeping procedures and computer system prior to attending the Police Training Institute in Champaign in January. Anthony F. “Tony” LaRocco, most recently a community […]

Crete-Monee Superintendent gone

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 11, 2013 Supt John Rodgers is no longer with Crete-Monee School District 201-U, according to a district employee who referred a call this morning to Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, Anthony Edison. Edison didn’t immediately return the call. Rodgers has been superintendent since March 2007. The board of education, which opted […]

Crete officials mull Marathon expansion

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 10, 2013 A proposal to redevelop a gas station property on the southeast corner of Exchange and Main streets has village officials thinking about updating Crete’s downtown master plan. Trustees Monday directed the village attorney to draft a resolution hiring Ginkgo Planning & Design, Inc. for the work. The Orland […]

Steger man held in home break-in

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 9, 2013 Steger-area resident Joseph A. Perez-Salazar Jr. was scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court this afternoon on charges of residential burglary, burglary, criminal trespass with persons present and criminal damage to property in connection with an alleged Saturday break-in in Steger. Steger Police booked Perez-Salazar Jr., 22, […]