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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Sales Tax Referendum for the General Eelection on 11/8/2016

The referendum asks for voter approval to increase the local portion of the sales tax by 1/2%. The money collected from this increase will initially be used to repair roads & other infrastructure in the Village and secondarily provide property tax relief.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Trick-or-Treat Hours

The hours for trick-or-treating in the Village of Crete are Monday, October 31st, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult between 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Have fun and be safe!

Please click on the following link for tips on Halloween safety!!

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Our Police Department is now a designated collection site for unused and outdated prescription drugs!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: September 26, 2016

Branch Chipping Season is Coming to an End!!

The branch chipping season will come to an end the week of October 24th. Branches can be placed in approved yard waste bags or in the yard waste container provided to each resident free of charge by Allied Waste. To obtain a free yard waste container plea...Read on...

Allied Waste Yard Waste Info
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Hydrant Flushing in Your Area!!!

Our Village of Crete Water Department has scheduled fire hydrant flushing to take place September 19 - October 14. As in the past, signs will be posted throughout town to notify all residents of this event. Please watch for your subdivision notification o...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration!

Prairie State College, in partnership with Chicago Heights and Park Forest, are hosting a Welcome Home Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Prairie State College!

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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...

VET TECH.US - Unwanted TV's and Monitor's
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: November 12, 2015

Important Security Safety Information and Tips Provided to Nicor Customers!

Please visit Nicor's Customer Safety and Security page for valuable information on how to safeguard your household and account information. You can also click on individual safety pages for great tips for around your home!!!!

Nicor's Customer Safety and Security Page
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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