Archive | March 2014

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March 31 blotter

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 31, 2014 CRETE Crete-area resident Matthew T. Oeler, 28, of the 23700 block of South Ashland Avenue was sentenced to two days in jail and a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty March 20 to possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge stemmed from a June 2012 arrest by New Lenox […]

Breaking news: Drunk driver gets 9 years for Peotone collision that severely injured teenager

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 28, 2014 A driver who severely injured a teenage girl in an alcohol-fueled collision in 2012 has been sentenced to nine years in prison. Fidencio Castillo, 29, of Peotone, slammed into the 17-year-old as she walked alongside Wilmington-Peotone Road near the Will County Fairgrounds early in the evening of Aug. […]

Howard, Ogalla talk district issues with state pols

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 28, 2014 [Revised & updated as of 02:30 p.m. 03-28-14] In February, Crete-area resident Zachary Nelson notified Eastern Will County News that a train had been blocking Elmscourt Lane southwest of Balmoral Racing Park since 10 the previous evening. That train continued blocking the crossing “for over two days,” says […]

Crete nursing home to continue on Richton Road

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 27, 2014 A nursing home and assisted-living complex originally operated as a Catholic facility is up for sale by its current owner, Trilogy Health Services LLC. Attorney Janet L. Schwieters is representing both buyer and seller in the deal. Trilogy, a secular corporation, has operated St. James Manor, a 110-bed […]

Bragging rights: Good news about local people

by Dennis Sullivan editor @ewcnews.com March 26, 2014 Carthage volleyball team on hot streak Marian Catholic High School Grad Will Craft (‘12) is outside hitter for Carthage College Men’s Volleyball team, which opened a three-match to UC-Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon, with a 3-1 win over Holy Names University (2-9). The Red Men played a […]

Crete RR quiet zones on track

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 26, 2014 Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn told trustees Monday the agencies responsible for oversight have given “tentative approval” to banning train engine horns at four Union-Pacific crossings: Exchange and Herman streets and Old Monee and Crete-Monee roads. Einhorn said the total cost of installing the necessary equipment at the crossings […]

2012-14 Crete cop pay pact OK’d with 1 month left

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 25, 2014 Village trustees have approved a “new” two-year contract with the union representing Crete patrol officers. The 2012-14 pact covers the 24-month period ending in May and continues the practice of paying tenured officers, based on seniority, on a sliding scale. The first-year hourly rate ranges from $20.71 for […]