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South Chicagoland Road Work

The month of May is scheduled to bring major road construction to both sides of the county line in South Chicagoland.

In Crete, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is hoping to start construction in mid-May, to replace the Deer Creek bridge on North Main Street.

“The earliest we would start would be May 12th,” IDOT Engineer Erica DeYoung said on Wednesday.

Just a few blocks North, from Ashland and Steger Road, to the Indiana State Line, should also see an overhaul in the coming weeks.

“I’ve reached out many times to the Cook County Highway Department about the poor conditions of Steger Rd, and it appears they are going to work on it soon, possibly starting May 2nd,” Crete Mayor Michael Einhorn said Monday.

Main Street in Crete, also known as Route 1, is a state highway, with IDOT in change of all maintenance, scheduling and redirection of traffic during construction.

“IDOT told us that due to the confluence of the two roads, it wouldn’t be possible to keep any lanes open on Main Street,” Mayor Einhorn said.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid going east around the construction zones.

“Our detour takes people from Exchange to Western to Steger and vice versa,” Ms. DeYoung said.

Mr. Einhorn also added that he and the Village of Crete are very grateful for the upcoming road work.

“I’m very thankful to the State of Illinois, IDOT, and thank you to Cook County Highway Department.”

COVID-19 Vaccine

The first of two COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered tomorrow at the Steger Community Center.

To schedule an appointment call 708-754-3395 before 5 PM today. If after 5 PM, call 708-475-5215. Appointments are first-come, first-served, or until 7:30 PM tonight for all Illinois residents over 16 years of age. Signed consent form required by Village of Steger. Call for details.

The second vaccination dose will be administered April 21st.

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!