Crete residents’ issues

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. […]

On tap: ILHS Kids’ Sale, C-MHS ‘fight night’

The Illinois Lutheran High School Boosters organization has scheduled its Ultimate Kids’ Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the gym and multi-purpose room at the high school, 1610 Main St. “Gently used” items offered for sale include spring/summer kids’ clothing, toys, books, video and board games and game systems. Entrance to the […]

E Will, SE Cook communities: Metra’s have-nots

by Dennis Sullivan April 1, 2014 A nearly 20-year effort to establish commuter rail service from the LaSalle Street Metra Station southeast to Balmoral Racing Park may be out of steam, according to a mayor involved in the effort. “Significant roadblocks have been thrown up recently that have caused me to wonder if this […]

Howard, Ogalla talk district issues with state pols

by Dennis Sullivan 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 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 […]