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2020 Crete Census Data Released

The preliminary 2020 Census data has been released and is showing growth in Crete over the last decade. From a population of 8,259 in 2010, Crete is now home to 8,465 people, the 2020 results show.

“GOOD NEWS!!,” Crete Mayor Michael Einhorn said in a Facebook post, “Thanks everyone for participating and doing your part to make sure we received an accurate count.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the actual number is likely higher, due to a 10%-20% participation decline compared to previous years – which the Census Bureau blames on the COVID-19 pandemic.

As previously outlined in this PSA video with the mayors of Beecher, Crete, Monee, Peotone and University Park, there are many reasons why accurate census data is so important:

• It plays a role in congressional representation and districts.
• It determines amount of state and federal funds communities receive.
• It helps government and private sector plan for infrastructure and education needs.
• It determines grant size for fire and police departments.

The census takes place every ten year and the next one is scheduled for April 1, 2030.

Vehicle Sticker Enforcement

Enforcement of the vehicle sticker for Village of Crete residents is in effect. Owners of vehicles that are registered within the Village of Crete, not displaying a vehicle sticker, are subject to fines from the Crete Police Department. These fines are in addition to the late fee and regular sticker price.

Funds from the vehicle sticker help cover the cost of snowplowing, leaf and branch collection and the continued maintenance and repair of infrastructure.

Please help support your community by purchasing the village sticker. Learn more at www.cretesticker.com

Crete Cruise Night is back!

Starting June 7, and every Monday from 5 to 8 PM, through June, July, and August, it’s three hours of pre-1986 classic cars and trucks.

Bring the whole family and enjoy food from local vendors, like Smokey Jo’s and the chicken truck in front of Evil Horse Brewing Company.

It’s June 7, and every Monday after that, from 5 to 8 pm, through June, July, and August, on Main Street in downtown Crete.

To learn more visit https://www.cretechamber.com/events

Starting June 7, and every Monday from 5 to 8 PM, through June, July, and August, it’s three hours of pre-1986 classic…

Posted by Village of Crete on Thursday, June 3, 2021

Crete Officials Swearing In

Village of Crete Trustees Mark Wiater and Steve Johnson won re-elections at the April 6th election. So did Village Clerk Deborah S. Bachert and Crete President Michael S. Einhorn. The vacant seat of retiring Trustee Raymond Harley was filled by Mr. John Phelan.

Village of Crete Trustees Mark Wiater and Steve Johnson won re-elections at the April 6th election. So did Village Clerk…

Posted by Village of Crete on Wednesday, May 12, 2021