New grocery, restaurant open in downtown Crete

by Dennis Sullivan Feb. 13, 2014 Mike Abu was so eager to get the word out that his new grocery had opened downtown that he installed the store’s new sign in what Mayor Mike Einhorn termed, “the blink of an eye.” On Monday, Crete Fresh Market got around to getting the village’s okay. Trustee […]

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 […]

Anticipating ‘tremendous amount of growth’

by Dennis Sullivan Dec. 5, 2013 If and when a proposed east-west toll way materializes between Interstates 55 and 65, the north-south Ill. Route 394/Ill. Route 1 corridor “will become the most direct route between Chicago and Indianapolis and all points east,” South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association’s Tom Vander Woude said Wednesday. “We […]

Paintball OK’d for Fun Center

by Dennis Sullivan Sept. 25, 2013 Crete trustees have given the go-ahead for paintball activity at a family-friendly amusement facility near the Dixie Highway/Union Avenue split. The unconditional approval means Crete Family Fun Center can schedule paintball sessions during the remaining warm weather months. Prior to the 6-0 vote, Pete and Tom Spanos said […]

Crete may get 2nd paint ball course

by Dennis Sullivan Sept. 20, 2013 Crete’s Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission has endorsed an expanded special use permit that would allow Crete Family Fun Center to add outdoor paint ball. Thursday evening’s 7-0 vote clears the way for Crete trustees to consider the request, which places the function in a rectangular area between […]