Archive | April 2014

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Einhorn: Illiana data could help C-M Road proposal

by Dennis Sullivan April 30, 2014 Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn says he might be able to tap data related to the proposed Illiana Tollway to help justify extending Crete-Monee Road four to five miles. Einhorn recently told village trustees he had spoken for more than 30 minutes with Illiana Department of Transportation’s District 1 […]

Meet Maggie Platter: 1 in 600

Meet Maggie Platter: 1 in 600

by Dennis Sullivan April 30, 2014 Developing an employee wellness program will be one of Maggie Platter’s first duties as the village’s administrative assistant/human resources supervisor, Village Administrator Tom Durkin said today. Durkin said the program, encouraged by Crete’s group health insurance plan, is part of a general trend to head off unhealthy habits […]

Crete trustee blasts finance post creation, filling

by Dennis Sullivan April 29, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday blasted a recent board vote to hire a village finance director, likening the action to “a once and done deal that is rammed through.” Charging the motion at the tail end of the April 14 village board meeting “was sprung on me in […]

Letter to editor: Illiana lawsuit ‘awesome’

Dear Editor, I wish to comment on the recent lawsuit filed by the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Openlands and Sierra Club against the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Director of Transportation Ann Schneider, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Board and the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee. This is an AWESOME action. As a […]

Breaking news: New 201U supt hire imminent

by Dennis Sullivan April 16, 2014 Crete-Monee School District officials appear to have concluded their search for a new superintendent. School District 201U Board Vice President Maurice Brown said Tuesday that, “Sometime real soon, we’ll be sharing our (new) superintendent with the district.” Brown, responding to a question from Crete resident Doris Harmon-Warren during […]

Local CPA pans C-M financial, facility plans

by Dennis Sullivan April 15, 2014 A local CPA is blasting the Crete-Monee School board for failing to rein in costs overall, and for neglecting Crete facilities in particular. Crete resident Doris Harmon-Warren, speaking at Monday’s village board meeting, said the district operated a $3 million deficit this year — repeating last year’s deficit. […]

At a glance: Crimes, DUIs & misdemeanors

by Dennis Sullivan April 14, 2014 CRETE Crete resident Nicholas E. Kaczmarski, 28, of the 500 block of Orchard Drive is charged with DUI/alcohol, driving more than 35 mph above the speed limit and improper lane use in connection with an April 5 traffic stop by Illinois State Police. A 42-year-old Crete woman from […]