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Auditor: ‘You’re always going to control the debt’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 23, 2014 Crete Village’s auditor said Thursday elected officials can help keep finances in order by looking for trends and aberrations. Responding to a question from Trustee Dean Gaffney, Sikich LLC Partner Daniel Berg said trustees should monitor monthly finances, look at the bills list to “make sure the village […]

‘When a trustee’s report is over, it’s over’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 15, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday called on other village board members to end their “petty bickering” and focus on improving the quality of life in Crete. “We’ve gotta give the residents a reason to stick around, a reason to stay in Illinois, a reason to stay in Crete,” […]

Meet Maggie Platter: 1 in 600

Meet Maggie Platter: 1 in 600

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 30, 2014 Developing an employee wellness program will be one of Maggie Platter’s first duties as the village’s administrative assistant/human resources supervisor, Village Administrator Tom Durkin said today. Durkin said the program, encouraged by Crete’s group health insurance plan, is part of a general trend to head off unhealthy habits […]

Crete trustee blasts finance post creation, filling

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 29, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday blasted a recent board vote to hire a village finance director, likening the action to “a once and done deal that is rammed through.” Charging the motion at the tail end of the April 14 village board meeting “was sprung on me in […]

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 […]

New grocery, restaurant open in downtown Crete

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 13, 2014 Mike Abu was so eager to get the word out that his new grocery had opened downtown that he installed the store’s new sign in what Mayor Mike Einhorn termed, “the blink of an eye.” On Monday, Crete Fresh Market got around to getting the village’s okay. Trustee […]

Village efforts lauded in wake of major snow storm

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 18, 2014 Crete resident Jeanine Galbraith says village employees were the silver lining in the New Year snow storm that dumped double-digit inches on Eastern Will County. “Thank you to village employees,” Galbraith said in a letter read by Clerk Debbie Bachert at Monday’s village board meeting. “You all did […]