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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 […]

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 […]

New PC/ZBA member a consensus builder

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 1, 2014 Crete’s newest Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals member might prefer to forget meeting Crete’s mayor more than two years ago. Tim Brennan was rehabbing his new home on the 1600 block of Main Street when Mike Einhorn arrived in his role as assistant fire chief. “He was burning some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]