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Posted on: November 29, 2016

New Recycling Program Info!

The Village has negotiated a new garbage rate for residential properties and it was decided to set the new rate for next year at $17.95 per month. This rate is $1.54 less than residents are currently paying and along with yard waste, it will also include ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Available Commercial Property for Economic Development

To further expand the information base for those individuals and companies interested in exploring development opportunities in Crete, we have developed a list of properties that are immediately available for that purpose. We welcome all inquiries and wil...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Don't Bury Critical ComEd Equipment in the Snow

You may have ComEd transformers and/or switchgear on your property that may need to be accessed in the winter. Occasionally after a snowstorm, snow removal efforts will result in buried or blocked access to critical ComEd equipment. Occasionally, a snow p...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Prescription Drug Take Back Program!

Our Police Department is now a designated collection site for unused and outdated prescription drugs! For additional information, please follow the link to our Police Department page.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

IDOT Hiring in Preparation of Winter Weather

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Transportation is in the process of hiring temporary help to assist with snow-and-ice removal throughout Illinois this winter. These seasonal employees will be hired on a full-time and an on-call basis.

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Unwanted TV & Monitor Removal Throughout Chicagoland!

Unwanted TV & Monitor Removal Throughout Chicagoland From Vet Tech

You can help U.S. Military veterans and your local community by recycling your unwanted TV or computer monitor with VetTech. All proceeds go directly to help veterans with training...Full Text...

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Fire Department Receives Safe Community Grant!

FD Receives Safe Community Grant

Village of Crete Fire Department received $1,610.00 from Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. through their Safe Community Grant Program. Funds from this grant will be utilized in the Crete Fire Department's technology upgrade program and will be used to purchas...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015


Recently I was notified by the president of St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights of some sweeping changes that will be made to the hospital in the next few years. He informed me that the majority of the hospital, as we know it, will be torn down. There w...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

A Special Message from the Chief of Police

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Most residents are familiar with their neighborhood and especially neighbors in close proximity to their homes. Concerning homes that are vacant and listed on the real estate market or foreclosure homes being taken over by a financial institution in your...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2013

Downtown Crete "Now and Then"

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We've uncovered some photographs of Downtown Crete from years past! Follow the link below to view many of the improvements made in the Downtown area. We think you'll agree that Downtown Crete is looking GREAT!!! Check back soon for new and updated photos!

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