Tag Archive | peotone

Remembering the reason for the day

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 24, 2014 What began as a move to place flowers on the graves of the Civil War dead, sing hymns and recite prayers in 1868 has expanded to encompass honoring the dead from all subsequent wars and “conflicts.” EWC News thanks all who have served this country, including Revolutionary War […]

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 […]

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 […]