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Posted on: June 16, 2016

2016 Police Torch Run!

Here are photos from June 9th of Officers from local Police Departments as the Flame of Hope was carried through Chicago Heights, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Crete and University Park.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest year-round ...Read on...

2016 Torch Run
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: June 8, 2016


This is a special offer for Village of Crete residents that have signed up to receive news alerts from the Village. Our Crete Public Works Department has a limited supply of sapling trees that they are offering for free... to residents on a first come, f...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Crete Area

On June 2, 2016 a bat was picked up by Will County Animal Control in the 1100 block of Main St., Crete.
Testing by the Illinois department of public health, concluded that the bat was infected with rabies.

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Crete 2016 Memorial Day Parade Video!

The attached link will take you to the YouTube video of Crete's Memorial Day Parade. Sit back and enjoy the video and accompanying Patriotic Music!

Memorial Day Parade Video
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: October 22, 2015

Will County Now Accepts Text Messages!!!

For anyone who needs help immediately, but can't talk to a 911 dispatcher, there's a new option starting Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Will County. "9-1-1: Call if you can, Text if you can't"!

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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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