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2012-14 Crete cop pay pact OK’d with 1 month left

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 25, 2014 Village trustees have approved a “new” two-year contract with the union representing Crete patrol officers. The 2012-14 pact covers the 24-month period ending in May and continues the practice of paying tenured officers, based on seniority, on a sliding scale. The first-year hourly rate ranges from $20.71 for […]

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 […]

‘… followed by an asthma attack’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 14, 2014 Thanks to Cindy Jobbe for the tip on the Crete-Monee High School evacuation around 8 a.m. Cindy spotted an ambulance and fire truck “and everybody standing outside to the west side.” Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti says there was a false fire alarm at the building, “followed by […]

Missing teen safe after 2-hour ‘walk’ in the cold

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 18, 2014 Crete resident Kelly Hallin has established a new rule with her 15-year-old Autistic son since he wandered away from home on a day cold enough to shut down area schools and suspend some Metra rail service. “You can’t take walks until it’s 50 degrees (Fahrenheit),” Hallin recalls telling […]

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 […]

Chief talks trends 2012 versus 2013

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 30, 2014 Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti credits increased patrols in residential neighborhoods and checks at businesses for a significant decrease in burglaries in the village in 2013 compared to 2012. “High visibility” of police is an important deterrent, he said of the drop from 42 break-ins in 2012 to […]