“We’re looking for volunteers for the egg-citing events we have going on this weekend! 🐰 Whether you’re looking to help out your community or get volunteer hours, this is a great way to get involved. Give us a call at 708.672.6969 for more information.”
Looking for a great job? Meet with Pace Bus at this special pre hire event at South Suburban College! This event will prepare you for employment with Pace.
The screening process will include:
• Application Completion • Computer Assessment/Questionnaire • Background Check (case by case/non-violent offence) • Vouchers Provided for Drug Screens
Potential students must have a valid Illinois Driver’s license and a court ordered Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) (also called Driving Record Abstract) with a good driving record in the last 5 years. Potential students must pay $12 for their MVR.
Aurelio’s Pizza BMO Harris Bank Chuck’s Tavern Crete Country Store Crete Lumber & Supply Co. Crete Park District Crete Public Library District Edward Jones Evil Horse Brewing Company Jemma’s Slots Nick Fellers – State Farm Agent Old Plank Trail Community Bank Salon 22 Smokey Jo’s The Edge Coffee House & Roasting Company The Finishing Touch Florist Vintage Oak Vintage Treasures Yarn Hollow
The Village of Crete is now accepting bids for a White 2005 Ford Expedition with 69,400 miles. See picture for details.
For information about how to submit your bid, contact Mike Smith: 708-672-2731 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Bidding ends Noon on March 24th. The Village of Crete reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Vehicle sold “As Is – No Warranty.”
Imagine this scenario: You, or a loved one, has just been involved in a serious accident. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital, the paramedics inform you that blood will be needed, the availability of which, may be the difference between life and death.
By donating blood, you can save actual lives! From medical emergencies to surgeries to chronic conditions, like sickle cell disease, your donation will make a significant and lasting impact.
Make a difference in your community and give the gift of life!
This Thursday, February 16, at Willard Wood Park Center, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 515 First Street, Crete. Pre-register at redcrossblood.org
Regarding trash pickup at Queens Estates, Republic Services says, “drivers most likely are going to work ahead like they have the last couple of weeks due to the holidays and will start approximately 30-45 minutes earlier than usual on Saturday to get in and out.”
Please note that the snow fall parking ban is in effect for the Village of Crete.
Motor vehicles may not be parked or standing in a public street or alley, within 12 hours of a snowfall of 2 inches or more. Violators may be ticketed or towed. Public Works begins plowing streets as snow accumulates. Homeowners are responsible for own driveways and sidewalks. When shoveling, please remember to throw excess snow in the yard, not into the street, as this is against Village Ordinance #25-39. Residents are kindly asked to help keep access clear to fire hydrants near their house.
Republic Services say collection may be pushed back to Friday morning, due to anticipated adverse weather conditions. They ask residents to put out garbage Thursday afternoon, evening or before 5AM Friday morning.
Additionally, severe conditions may result in missed pickups, which will be completed on Tuesday, December 27. This is all an effort to keep drivers as safe as possible.
Also, a reminder that next week, garbage will be picked up a day later than normal, due to the holidays.
Mayor of Crete and Deputy Fire Chief, Mike Einhorn, celebrated 50 years of service in the fire department on December 5, 2022.
“It sort of just creeps up on you, I guess,” Mr. Einhorn said, while cutting the cake at the open house event at Fire Station 1 the following day.
“It’s an incredible feat. Very few people can claim that,” Crete Fire Chief, James Muirhead said.
“A mark that’s not reached by many people,” Crete Fire Captain, Jim Boehner added.
After graduating from Crete-Monee Highschool in 1968, and earning a degree in industrial management from Purdue University in 1972, Mr. Einhorn joined the Crete Fire Department at the age of 22.
“I had a friend, and his dad was on the fire department. And he got to go up to the fire station, and I always was kind of envious. And I thought, well, there’s one way to get on the inside and that’s join the department.”
In 1976, fire fighter Einhorn went to EMT school, and in 1979, he earned an additional degree in fire science. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1980.
“It was an intriguing position. Back then we only had 110 calls a year, so if you missed a call, you really missed a call,” Deputy Einhorn said.
Lt. Einhorn was also among the first paramedics to be trained for the department, graduating from Ingalls Hospital, and winning the ‘Silver Stethoscope’, as the second highest achiever.
In 1985, Captain Einhorn was sworn in as Mayor of Crete, taking over for 16-year-incumpent Roland Christopher.
“Everyone was like ‘you made it, you made it, you became mayor,’ and I’m like, ‘oh wow’, it was kind of neat,” Mr. Einhorn said.
In 1989, mayor Einhorn attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Shell Gas station at 394 and Steger Rd. And, later that year, he married Sheila Fehland.
Crossing into the new millennium, Mr. Einhorn became assistant chief and then deputy chief, and says today that he is far from retirement.
“As long as I’m heathy, and I can transition to the management end of it, which is really what I like to do,” Chief Einhorn said.
“He’s still going, and not slowing down. 50 years and he is still going strong,” Chief Muirhead added.
“I figured out that Chief Einhorn has responded to over 12,000 calls during his 50 years of service,” Captain Boehner said.
At the December 12 village board meeting, Chief Muirhead surprised the mayor by reading an official resolution, recognizing his 50 years of service.
“This is a resolution honoring and thanking Deputy Chief Michael Einhorn. He has served Crete’s Fire Department with pride, integrity, bravery and passion,” part of the resolution read.
After Chief Muirhead finished reading the resolution, Mr. Einhorn received a standing ovation from the entire village board.
“I really appreciate that. This certainly wasn’t expected,” Mr. Einhorn said. “I just try to do what I can to add to the operation. A lot of times I probably put the fire department above other things in life. I appreciate you recognizing it,” he said.
“He’s probably one of the best tactical firemen that I know,” Chief Muirhead said. “If you want to talk tactics, he’s the man to talk to. He knows how to put a fire out and he has influenced a lot of people with his tactics and how he does things.”
“Chief Einhorn spends a great deal of time making sure that our training program is sufficient and he is very much aware of the needs of the fire service,” Captain Jim Boehner said. “He has seen a lot of changes and he is still extremely active, and very few people can reach that milestone.”
“I’m most proud of the department that I’m on,” Deputy Chief Einhorn said. “A lot of guys got trained going through here, and I think that I was a part of that, at least I think I was, and I think that’s a big thing.”
Night 2 of the annual Crete Santa Sleigh Parade and Fundraiser starts tonight at 6PM from Crete Public Works. Escorted by lights and siren from Crete’s finest and bravest, Santa and his Elves will collect non-perishable food and monetary donations for the Crete food pantry, and new, unwrapped toys for Angels on Assignment.
The annual Crete Santa Sleigh Parade and Fundraiser starts this afternoon. Escorted by lights and siren from Crete’s finest and bravest, Santa and his Elves will collect non-perishable food and monetary donations for the Crete food pantry, and new, unwrapped toys for Angels on Assignment.