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2022 Crete Pavement Program Completed

Donning a yellow safety vest and bright orange spray can in hand, Crete Mayor Michael Einhorn inspected the Williamsburg roadway before the start of this year’s pavement program.

“I’m pointing out by where I paint, what loose ends I think that are out here. Hopefully they will address every one of them,” Mayor Einhorn said.

From Williamsburg to the downtown Crete area to Lincolnshire, many Village roadways received a makeover this summer.

“We have to spend as much money as we can allow each year, and eventually it all gets taken care of,” the mayor said.

Rising costs of materials posed a challenge when planning this year’s pavement program.

“Unfortunately, the prices went up, about 38 percent,” Mr. Einhorn added.

However, the Village board did not compromise on quality of materials, and the new blacktop should last for at least 20 years.

“If the roads are taken care of, that kind of gives you an idea of how much they care about the way their town looks, I would agree with you 100 percent,” Mr. Einhorn said.

The 2022 Pavement Program concluded last month.

2020 Census: Support Your Community

Did you know that the Village of Crete forfeits $171.84 in tax revenue from the State of Illinois, for every person in Crete who doesn’t fill out the 2020 Census? The Census money is earmarked for things like local law enforcement and public works.

Now imagine that one percent of Crete, or 83 people, don’t participate in the census. That’s $14,192.00. But what if it’s 20{2ea2584bbd0afbe1d4d51a2518a34972430dfc33a61f1a011410a66bcc6148b4} of residents that don’t fill out the Census? The lost revenue is now $284,000.00, which might result in reduced law enforcement resources and more potholes in Crete roads.

The good news is that, with your help, there’s still time to avoid any potential issues. All you need to do is go to 2020census.gov before October 5th and fill out the form. You can also call 844-330-2020 and complete the process by phone.

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential, so don’t worry about your answers being published.

If you’ve already completed the census, awesome! Thank you! If you could still help spread the word and maybe gently nudge any procrastinators around you and share the Census website or phone number with them, we’d really appreciate that too!

And remember, the deadline for the 2020 Census is October 5th, and the next Census is not until 2030, so we gotta make this one count. Go #TeamCrete!