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Crete Featured Business: Dairy Queen

Crete Dairy Queen owner, Sam Patel, grew up in a small village. When he saw an opportunity to become a franchise owner in Crete, he felt it was a perfect fit.

Dairy Queen Crete is currently open for drive-thru only, and is located at: 1006 E Steger Rd Crete, IL 60417 (708) 304-2447

Crete Featured Business: Dairy Queen

Crete Dairy Queen owner, Sam Patel, grew up in a small village. When he saw an opportunity to become a franchise owner in Crete, he felt it was a perfect fit. Dairy Queen Crete is currently open for drive-thru only, and are located at: 1006 E Steger RdCrete, IL 60417(708) 304-2447

Posted by Village of Crete on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Crete Featured Business: Cone Cottage

On warm summer nights, the Cone Cottage in Crete is one of the most popular destinations for both residents and visitors.

And when the season comes to an end and the first snow falls, it is the promise of being reunited with that great tasting ice cream and hometown atmosphere, that gets many people through those cold winter months.

So, don’t delay, go get that cone today!

Crete Featured Business: Cone Cottage

On warm summer nights, the Cone Cottage in Crete is one of the most popular destinations for both residents and visitors. And when the season comes to an end and the first snow falls, it is the promise of being reunited with that great tasting ice cream and hometown atmosphere, that gets many people through those cold winter months.So, don't delay, go get that cone today!

Posted by Village of Crete on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Village Vehicle Sticker Deadline July 17

The extended due date for the village vehicle sticker is July 17. The regular price per sticker, per vehicle is $50. Senior Citizens, 65+, receive a $25 discount for the first sticker. The sticker must be displayed in the LOWER PASSENGER side corner of the windshield.

PLEASE NOTE: After July 17, the regular sticker price will double to $100, $50 for seniors.

PLEASE NOTE: After July 17, the Crete Police Department will begin writing tickets to vehicle owners who do not have a sticker.

PLEASE NOTE: The revenue from the stickers is used for street improvements/maintenance, which is especially important this year, because unlike Springfield and most American households, local municipalities did not receive stimulus checks from the Federal government.

Crete Police Department begins ‘Speed Campaign,’ aimed at reducing accidents and injuries.

For the next month or so, Crete officers will keep an extra watchful eye on motorists traversing Crete municipal roads. According to Chief Pieritz, some drivers have misinterpreted the COVID-19 crises as an opportunity to violate traffic laws without fear of repercussions, and Chief Pieritz asks that both residents and visitors slow down and obey traffic control devices, to avoid costly tickets or worse.

The campaign was made possible by an IDOT grant, which reimburses Crete Police Department 100% of the officer hours used for the campaign.

Crete FD & PD Rescue Dog

It’s usually the ‘cat stuck in the tree’ story that the fire department responds to. This time, however, it was about a dog stuck in a hole. Last Tuesday, Crete Fire and Police responded to a call of a puppy who had fallen into a hole used in the construction of a deck. The quick action of the first responders resulted in the successful and safe rescue of the four-legged friend.

Great work by Crete Fire and Crete PD in saving this fur baby who had fallen into a hole. From barricaded subjects, to…

Posted by DC Pieritz on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Illinois Enters Phase 4

Phase 4 of ‘Restore Illinois’ went into effect today. It further eases restrictions on businesses and activities such as:

• Meetings and Social Events
• Indoor and Outdoor Recreation
• Indoor and Outdoor Dining
• Museums
• Zoos
• Theaters and Performing Arts
• Youth and Recreational Sports Guidelines
• Film Production
• Manufacturing
• Offices
• Retail
• Service Counters
• Health and Fitness Centers
• Personal Care Services
• Day Camps

Read more about the move to ‘Phase 4’ at https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/ and https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-phase-4.

The move to ‘Phase 4’ does NOT mean an end to face-covering and social distancing. Many states have seen a recent spike in new cases, and the science on immunity is not yet in – meaning that it may be possible to get infected multiple times. This would be especially disastrous in the case of asymptomatic carriers.

Village Hall Open Again

The Crete Village Hall front office has re-opened with its previous regular hours. Service is limited to two people at a time, and visitors are requested to don face coverings and observe social distancing while inside the building.

ComEd Assist Package to Customers in Need

According to a ComED press release, “the package features flexible payment options, financial assistance for past due balances; extends suspension of service disconnections and waiver of late fee charges, until either the state moves to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan or Aug. 1, 2020, whichever comes first.”

The press release goes on to say that “customers who are challenged in paying their outstanding balances and electric bills should contact ComEd’s customer care team as soon as possible at 800-334-7661, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to take advantage of new and existing assistance options. More information is also available at ComEd.com/CARE.”

ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CRETE AREA

I have reviewed currently available information related to special financing and grants for small businesses that are experiencing financial issues due to the COVID19 event.  While I am far from an expert on this subject, my conclusion is that the State of Illinois is relying on the Department of Commerce and Economic Development (DCEO) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to handle the situations related to bailing out businesses that are in trouble financially.  It appears that our area (Will County) will be treated differently than down state counties.  I have read that all the collar counties of Chicago will be handled like Will County.  It appears that there will be no grants allowed in our area, only low interest loans with stipulations that I am not qualified to comment on.  I have also contacted Will County to get their take on this issue.  I have scanned all the available documents and will gladly send them to any interested business if you simply send an email to me.  My email address is meinhorn@villageofcrete.org 

Mayor Einhorn