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Telecommunications/dispatch center wants microwave antenna atop C-MHS water tower

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 The Eastern Will County Communications Center board is asking Crete Village officials to allow a microwave dish to be placed atop the municipal water tower west-southwest of Crete-Monee High School. EASTCOM says the newly located dish would expand the operation’s fire-equipment dispatching capabilities. That, in turn, would mean […]

Crete-Monee leads area in homeless students

by Dennis Sullivan  editor@ewcnews.com  May 20, 2014 Crete-Monee 201U has the highest number of homeless students of nine area school districts, according to responses to a Crete resident’s Freedom of Information Act request. With a whopping 130 homeless students, Crete-Monee has more than the combined number of homeless students at seven nearby districts. Only Rich […]

Village targeting worst Crete sidewalks

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 13, 2014 Crete officials have agreed to reactivate the village sidewalk maintenance program, setting aside $25,000 for concrete replacement. Trustees Monday unanimously approved the program, which had been suspended for financial reasons. Trustee Larry Johnston is compiling a list of the village’s worst sidewalks. Public Works Supt. Phil Hameister recalled Crete previously […]

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 […]

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 […]