Will County

Taking the ‘S’ out of Exchange Street

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com 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 […]

Breaking news: Drunk driver gets 9 years for Peotone collision that severely injured teenager

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 28, 2014 A driver who severely injured a teenage girl in an alcohol-fueled collision in 2012 has been sentenced to nine years in prison. Fidencio Castillo, 29, of Peotone, slammed into the 17-year-old as she walked alongside Wilmington-Peotone Road near the Will County Fairgrounds early in the evening of Aug. […]

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 […]

E Will helped Kaupas, didn’t do much for Kelley

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 19, 2014 Being the clear favorite among Eastern will County voters in Monday’s primary for Will County Sheriff clearly helped Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas, but didn’t do much for University Park Police Chief Ed Bradley, who lost to Mike Kelley. Kaupas, declared the winner by several news media, appears to […]

Einhorn continues quest for e-w bi-state route

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 31, 2014 Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn is asking local Illinois and Indiana officials to support his request for a $180,000 grant to study development of a local roadway linking Monee and Crown Point, Ind. Einhorn envisions building a seven-mile link between Crete-Monee Road’s current east end and the current west […]