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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 […]

Local CPA pans C-M financial, facility plans

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 15, 2014 A local CPA is blasting the Crete-Monee School board for failing to rein in costs overall, and for neglecting Crete facilities in particular. Crete resident Doris Harmon-Warren, speaking at Monday’s village board meeting, said the district operated a $3 million deficit this year — repeating last year’s deficit. […]

E Will, SE Cook communities: Metra’s have-nots

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com April 1, 2014 A nearly 20-year effort to establish commuter rail service from the LaSalle Street Metra Station southeast to Balmoral Racing Park may be out of steam, according to a mayor involved in the effort. “Significant roadblocks have been thrown up recently that have caused me to wonder if this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]