Crete residents’ issues

Delays continue in hiring C-M SD201U supt

by Dennis Sullivan May 21, 2014 The Crete-Monee school board hopes to have a new School District 201U superintendent in place before the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, according to Board of Education President Nakia Hall. “We have selected a candidate,” Hall told Crete resident Carol Millsap, “and are working with the candidate’s […]

Coroner mum on cause of Hilton death

by Dennis Sullivan May 17, 2014 The Will County Coroner has officially ruled that an 85-year-old man found dead at his home on Bemes Wednesday was “the victim of foul play.” Chief Deputy Coroner Robert Brenczewski declined Friday to specify the actual cause of death, acknowledging to a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune […]

Elderly man murdered in home on Bemes Road

by Dennis Sullivan May 16, 2014 Will County Sheriff’s Police have made no arrests in the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Crete-area man found unresponsive in his home Wednesday. Responding to questions from a freelance reporter for the Chicago Tribune Thursday afternoon outside the home on the 3200 block of Bemes Road, Will County […]

Honoring America’s heroes

by Dennis Sullivan May 13, 2014 Crete’s annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 26, will begin with an 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial Service at Crete Park. The parade will step off from the park at noon, heading down Main Street to Burville Road. The 2014 event, titled, “A Time to Honor America’s Heroes,” […]

Village targeting worst Crete sidewalks

by Dennis Sullivan 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 […]

Taking the ‘S’ out of Exchange Street

by Dennis Sullivan May 12, 2014 The Exchange Street realignment/reconstruction project was scheduled to begin in earnest today as crews continue preparing a new, more direct, roadway north of the current right of way east of Crete Village. Will County Engineer Bruce Gould this morning predicted periodic closures related to Crete Village’s water-main-construction project […]

Commuter-rail boosters want to update plan

by Dennis Sullivan May 6, 2014 Proponents of the SouthEast Service commuter rail line are putting out a call for engineering-planning consultants to update current studies that could include the possibility of Metra’s Randolph Street Station serving as the northern terminus. This morning the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District notified approximately 36 planning and […]

Crete board funds water filtration test

by Dennis Sullivan May 2, 2014 Village officials are moving forward on testing a filtration system intended to significantly reduce iron-related stains from village water. But Trustee Steve Johnson says the start of the 12-week pilot study at Well No. 9 is up to HR Green, a national company specializing in municipal water systems. […]

New PC/ZBA member a consensus builder

by Dennis Sullivan May 1, 2014 Crete’s newest Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals member might prefer to forget meeting Crete’s mayor more than two years ago. Tim Brennan was rehabbing his new home on the 1600 block of Main Street when Mike Einhorn arrived in his role as assistant fire chief. “He was burning some […]

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. […]