Tag Archive | beecher

Telecommunications/dispatch center wants microwave antenna atop C-MHS water tower

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 The Eastern Will County Communications Center board is asking Crete Village officials to allow a microwave dish to be placed atop the municipal water tower west-southwest of Crete-Monee High School. EASTCOM says the newly located dish would expand the operation’s fire-equipment dispatching capabilities. That, in turn, would mean […]

Crete-Monee leads area in homeless students

by Dennis Sullivan  editor@ewcnews.com  May 20, 2014 Crete-Monee 201U has the highest number of homeless students of nine area school districts, according to responses to a Crete resident’s Freedom of Information Act request. With a whopping 130 homeless students, Crete-Monee has more than the combined number of homeless students at seven nearby districts. Only Rich […]

Village targeting worst Crete sidewalks

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com 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 […]

March 31 blotter

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 31, 2014 CRETE Crete-area resident Matthew T. Oeler, 28, of the 23700 block of South Ashland Avenue was sentenced to two days in jail and a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty March 20 to possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge stemmed from a June 2012 arrest by New Lenox […]

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 […]

Illinois AG: Convicted pusher bilked government

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 11, 2014    Will County Sheriff’s Police took Crete-area resident Jeremiah J. Hicks Jr., 26, into custody Wednesday on a warrant charging him with theft by deception, forgery, mail fraud and state benefits fraud. The Illinois Attorney General’s office filed the multiple-felony charge against Hicks, a resident of the 23600 block […]

Landlord’s son accused of burglary

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 25, 2014    The son of a Beecher-area landlord is accused of breaking into tenants’ home Sunday. Zelig W. Hitzelburger, 18, of the 2700 block of East Indiana is charged with residential burglary in connection with the break-in at the home on the 2700 block of East Indiana Avenue. The rental […]