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CRETE TOWNSHIP ANNOUNCES THE LOSS OF TRUSTEE BOB HODGE

With great sadness, Crete Township announces that Trustee Bob Hodge passed away on January 10th, 2023.

Bob faithfully served as a Trustee on the Crete Township Board for over 10 years.  Bob was in charge of building & grounds and served on the Paratransit Committee.  He was preceded in death by Betty, his wife of 48 years.  Bob is survived by his children, grandsons, brother and nieces and nephews.

Bob will be sorely missed by his fellow elected officials and employees of Crete Township.  He was known for his decisive management, thoughtfulness and as a conscientious Trustee who cared deeply for the people of Crete Township.  

A Memorial Service will be held on Jan. 21, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.at the Crete United Methodist Church.

There will be a Special Meeting of the Crete Township Board on February 1, 2023, at 7:00pm at the Town Hall to address the filling of the resulting vacancies on the Township Board.  The meeting is open to the public.
Happy New Year to all Crete Township residents. May 2023 be your best year yet!
Republic Services say collection may be delayed one day due to weather. They ask residents to put garbage out before 5AM Friday morning. Any missed pickups will be completed on December 27. For next week, garbage will be picked up one day later than normal, due to the holidays.
Happy Thanksgiving from Crete Township!
886 Will County residents voted early at Crete Township this election. Thanks to Crete Township Clerk Jim Buiter, his team and everyone who volunteered to make it happen.

Source: https://www.willcountyclerk.gov/november-8-2022-general-election/
🗳️Happy Election Day🗳️

⭐Info about same-day voter registration in Illinois here: https://www.elections.il.gov/votingandregistrationsystems/register.aspx

⭐Find Illinois voting locations here: https://www.elections.il.gov/VotingAndRegistrationSystems/EarlyVotingLocationsSearch.aspx

⭐Your local election day polling place here: https://ova.elections.il.gov/PollingPlaceLookup.aspx

🇺🇸Happy Voting🇺🇸
The Crete Township Plan Commission will meet Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Town Hall, 1367 Wood St. Crete IL 60417. On the agenda is a presentation by Balmoral Park 21, LLC to rezone 29.78 acres from C-6 to I-1.

The purpose of the rezoning request is to allow for the continued use of the parking lot for the parking, storage, dispatching, and maintenance or repair of trucks, truck tractors and semi-trailers.
The new Deer Creek culvert and bridge on Kings Road is coming along nicely. “D” Construction Inc. is performing the work and are still optimistic about the scheduled completion date.

Thru traffic remains closed and detours are via Exchange to Western to Steger, or via Exchange to Main to Steger.
Happy Fourth of July from Crete Township
Early Voting now open at the Crete Township! 

Early Voting Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Crete Township is located at 
1367 Wood St. Crete, IL 60417 

Questions? Please call us at (708) 672-8279 

Visit us online at www.cretetownship.com
Reminder that tomorrow is the 2nd annual prescription take back collection, electronic recycling, and offsite shredding event, with free coffee for the first 50 cars that recycle items. 

Saturday, March 26, 9-11am @ Crete Township.
Love bingo and also want to exercise?

Introducing Bingocize! A 10-week health program, combining bingo with fall prevention exercise.

When: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, between April 12 and June 16.
Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM
Where: Crete Township Building, 1367 Wood St., Crete, IL 60417

To reserve your spot, please contact Kelli Coy at 815-933-7791 Ext: 9910 to register by Friday, April 8th!
Crete Police Department is hiring!

Read more about the position, requirements and how to apply at: https://www.theblueline.com/findAJob/view/14488
Crete Village Woods is hosting a talk about identifying risks to safety at home. Geriatric care consultant, Isoken Ogbomo, will discuss ways to keep seniors safe, and what additional services may be needed. 

Date and time: Thursday, January 27, from 4-6 pm.
Location: Village Woods, 2681 Route 394, Crete IL
Please RSVP by January 21st at: StopFallsWithVillageWoods.com
Secretary of State Jesse White announced Thursday that Driver Services Facilities would remain closed for in-person transactions due to COVID-19.

The notice states that expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards have been extended and that online services will remain available for some transactions.

The Illinois Secretary of State plans to re-open facilities starting January 24.

Find more information on https://ilsos.gov/
The new Crete Township Community Center is moving closer to becoming reality, according to Crete Township Supervisor, Michael Liccar on Wednesday night:

“We expect to close on the property later this month, likely within the next week.”

Mr. Liccar says the next phase of the Crete Township Community Center is for the Township Community Center Planning Committee – consisting of local business owners and other members of the community – to meet again and discuss which activities and programs should be implemented and offered first.

After that, the Township will meet with its architects and planners, The Linden Group, to establish a formal plan for the property to be conducted in phases.

The next phases, such as plans for additional construction, which could include an auditorium to host community events, music, and theatrical performances, “depends on the availability of grants and our finances in general,” Mr. Liccar adds.

Currently, the plan calls for the current tenants of the property to remain in place if they want. 

“We would like Simply Hair & Nails to stay indefinitely as a tenant” Mr. Liccar says. “We feel they would complement the Community Center.”

As Crete Township social programs have increased in popularity in recent years, so has the need for a bigger space to host the events. Popular programs such as the Senior Picnic and Senior Christmas Party have sold out in just days due to limited spacing.

With the new Crete Township Community Center, Mr. Liccar and the Township Board hopes to offer even more people access to services and programs, including for youth and families.

“Not only will it be a big improvement for quality of life, it will also help direct more traffic downtown and boost the local economy,” Mr. Liccar said.
Only 12 days into the new year and Crete Township has already experienced theft and vandalism of several street signs.

“In Steger Estates, 8 street signs have been vandalized with graffiti,” Crete Township Highway Dept. Admin. Assistant/Project Mgr. Tim Miller said. “Some of them we were able to clean, others we had to replace.” 

East of 394, a street sign was also stolen.

“We don’t know why people are taking them,” Mr. Miller said. “Maybe they want them for their 'mancave' or think it’s fun to take them.”

While some people may view it as a harmless prank, Mr. Miller warns it could lead to unintended deadly consequences.

“Replacing and repairing street signs costs us money and manpower, but even worse is the possibility of accidents due to missing or disabled signs.”

The vandalism and thefts were reported to the Will County Sheriff’s Department, who are now investigating the case. Both crimes are class 4 felonies under Illinois law, punishable by up to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

Anyone with information can contact Will County Sheriff’s Office at 815-727-8575, or submit an anonymous tip at https://www.willcosheriff.org/crime-tip-submission
The Crete Township Board of Trustees held a moment of silence for the fallen Bradley police officers on Wednesday evening. 

Trustee Piacentini (2nd right) informed the board that he had participated in recent memorial services for the officers and requested a moment of silence at the beginning of the meeting. 

Bradley police sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was killed, and her partner officer Tyler Bailey seriously injured, when responding to a call on December 29 of last year. The suspect, Darius Sullivan, was subsequently arrested and charged in the matter.

Township Supervisor Michael Liccar (3rd left) added that the board offered its thoughts and prayers, and wished Officer Tyler Bailey a speedy recovery.
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