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Dyer woman killed in Burville-394 car-truck crash

Illinois State Police report a 29-year-old Dyer woman was fatally injured when her car collided around 5:40 a.m today with a tanker truck at the intersection of Illinois Route 394 and Burville Road. Sarah Sanaghan was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased, according to a report by Illinois State Police released […]

S&P: rates Crete credit AA+

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 27, 2014 The world’s leading provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks has raised Crete government’s credit rating to AA+, ranking it with Tinley Park and Orland Park. The Standard & Poor’s rating “reflects our assessment of the village’s very strong budgetary flexibility and performance, as well as its […]

Breaking news: Injury crash ties up Ill. 394/Burville intersection

Illinois State Police have closed Burville Road between Illinois Route 394 and Cottage Grove Avenue following a 7 a.m. collision between a passenger car and tanker truck. At least one person was injured, according to a preliminary report by Illinois State Police.

Peotone crash, bank robbery

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 26, 2014 Peotone Police say a 16-year-old male Peotone resident was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday night after attempting to ride atop a moving vehicle on Bonnie Lane. Police Chief Bill Mort said the “California hood ornament” fell from his perch around 11 p.m. The driver, […]

Landlord’s son accused of burglary

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 25, 2014    The son of a Beecher-area landlord is accused of breaking into tenants’ home Sunday. Zelig W. Hitzelburger, 18, of the 2700 block of East Indiana is charged with residential burglary in connection with the break-in at the home on the 2700 block of East Indiana Avenue. The rental […]

$83,599 Crete Lions Park landscape bid OK’d

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 22, 2014 The Crete Park District board Wednesday accepted a Plainfield landscaping company’s $83,599 bid to construct the Crete Lions Park near the intersection of Richton Road and Berkshire Place. Fuerte, which means “strong” in Spanish, submitted the lowest of five bids on the project. The work includes site demolition […]

A quick look at Wednesday’s Illiana hearing

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 21, 2014 Approximately 300 persons attended Wednesday’s public hearing on the proposed Illiana Tollway, which would link Interstate 55 near Wilmington with Interstate 65 near Lowell, Ind. It would run in Illinois near the Will-Kankakee county border. The Illinois Department of Transportation event at the International Union of Operating Engineers […]