Tag Archive | county

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 […]

Coroner mum on cause of Hilton death

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com 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 editor@ewcnews.com 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]