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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.

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.

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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

Thank You Crete Veterans

Crete is proud of the many men and women who have sacrificed for their community and country. This Veterans Day, four such men from Crete shared their story:

  • Arthur Chavez, Vietnam.
  • Raymond Meredith, Korea.
  • Fred Rickman, WW2.
  • Edward Wojtczak, Vietnam.

Many thanks to Chuck Eckel, volunteer for Honor Flight Chicago, for helping with the project.

2020 Crete Halloween Hours

🎃 Spooooooky reminder that Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Crete is Halloween day between 3 and 7pm, adult supervision required between 6 and 7pm 🎃

🚨 Additionally, our friends at Crete Police Department have promised to keep an eye out for zombies, marshmallow men and impaired drivers. 🚨

Have fun and stay safe!