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Remembering the reason for the day

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 24, 2014 What began as a move to place flowers on the graves of the Civil War dead, sing hymns and recite prayers in 1868 has expanded to encompass honoring the dead from all subsequent wars and “conflicts.” EWC News thanks all who have served this country, including Revolutionary War […]

Introducing the EWC News Comment Policy

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 9, 2014   We’re establishing a comment policy. The policy, which should have been established long ago, responds to two recent comments that have been rejected. One comment was from a commenter using a bogus name, while the other personally criticized — at length — a lower-level village employee. We apologize […]

Richton bridge replacement set to begin

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 8, 2014 Richton Road, closed between the Plum Valley subdivision and Illinois Route 394 for the past 27 months, is set to re-open this fall, with a new bridge in place over Plum Creek. Crete Township Highway Commissioner Anthony Recupito said today removal of the current, 36-year-old structure between Plum […]

Dyer woman killed in Burville-394 car-truck crash

Illinois State Police report a 29-year-old Dyer woman was fatally injured when her car collided around 5:40 a.m today with a tanker truck at the intersection of Illinois Route 394 and Burville Road. Sarah Sanaghan was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased, according to a report by Illinois State Police released […]

Photo: Snowy President’s Day in Crete

Write your own caption! Photo credit: Dennis Sullivan

Miscellany: Village awaits Richton Road refund

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 14, 2014 Crete village officials are looking forward to receiving a $125,404 refund from the State of Illinois, signaling the financial end of the $7.2 million Richton Road repair project. Mayor Mike Einhorn told trustees at Monday’s village board meeting he had “signed 60 documents” required for the payment to […]

Crete Police: Convicted felon had gun

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 10, 2014    Cash bail of $2,000 was posted today for Crete resident Shaun D. Tillman, who is scheduled to return to Will County Circuit court Feb. 28 on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The charge is a Class 3 felony, punishable by 2-5 years […]

Crete resident honored for local volunteerism

By Patricia Polzin, CPRPSpec’l to Eastern Will County News Jan. 24, 2014 Crete Park District Commissioner Linda Johnson was honored today by the Illinois Association of Park Districts for community service spanning civic, nonprofit, religious and educational activities. Johnson, a seventh-grade art teacher at Crete-Monee Middle School for six years, accepted the 13th Annual Mike […]

How Eastern Will County News did in 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Eastern Will County News. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for […]

Steger man held in home break-in

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Dec. 9, 2013 Steger-area resident Joseph A. Perez-Salazar Jr. was scheduled to appear in Will County Circuit court this afternoon on charges of residential burglary, burglary, criminal trespass with persons present and criminal damage to property in connection with an alleged Saturday break-in in Steger. Steger Police booked Perez-Salazar Jr., 22, […]