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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.

12/27 Board Meeting Cancelled

Please note that the 12/27 Village Board Meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Happy Holidays!

2021 Crete Santa Sleigh Parade Fundraiser

The Crete Santa Sleigh Parade Fundraiser collected non-perishable food items, Christmas Gifts and monetary donations for the Crete Food Pantry and Angels on Assignment. Thank you to all who helped make it happen and to all who donated and showed support.

Automated External Defibrillator

A new Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, has been installed at the Village front office, according to Crete Fire Department Chief Waterman. The AED is a portable electronic device that diagnoses life-threatening cardiac related conditions and can treat them through defibrillation. Chief Waterman also extended a special thanks to Crete Fire Department Captain Jim Boehner for his work on this project.

Branch pickup ends on October 26

Last day for branch pickup is October 26th.

Please place branches with cut side towards curb. Branches must come from the work of the resident, not a private company. Private companies are to make their own arrangements for branch removal. Branches that exceed 8 inches in diameter will be left in the parkway, to be picked up with a different piece of Village equipment. Please ensure that branches are not blocked by parked vehicles, as they will not be collected due to risk of damaging the property.

Halloween 2021

Happy 2021 Halloween!

This year’s trick-or-treat is on Sunday, October 31, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Adult supervision is required from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

2020 Crete Census Data Released

The preliminary 2020 Census data has been released and is showing growth in Crete over the last decade. From a population of 8,259 in 2010, Crete is now home to 8,465 people, the 2020 results show.

“GOOD NEWS!!,” Crete Mayor Michael Einhorn said in a Facebook post, “Thanks everyone for participating and doing your part to make sure we received an accurate count.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the actual number is likely higher, due to a 10{2ea2584bbd0afbe1d4d51a2518a34972430dfc33a61f1a011410a66bcc6148b4}-20{2ea2584bbd0afbe1d4d51a2518a34972430dfc33a61f1a011410a66bcc6148b4} participation decline compared to previous years – which the Census Bureau blames on the COVID-19 pandemic.

As previously outlined in this PSA video with the mayors of Beecher, Crete, Monee, Peotone and University Park, there are many reasons why accurate census data is so important:

• It plays a role in congressional representation and districts.
• It determines amount of state and federal funds communities receive.
• It helps government and private sector plan for infrastructure and education needs.
• It determines grant size for fire and police departments.

The census takes place every ten year and the next one is scheduled for April 1, 2030.

Crete Cruise Night is back!

Starting June 7, and every Monday from 5 to 8 PM, through June, July, and August, it’s three hours of pre-1986 classic cars and trucks.

Bring the whole family and enjoy food from local vendors, like Smokey Jo’s and the chicken truck in front of Evil Horse Brewing Company.

It’s June 7, and every Monday after that, from 5 to 8 pm, through June, July, and August, on Main Street in downtown Crete.

To learn more visit

Starting June 7, and every Monday from 5 to 8 PM, through June, July, and August, it’s three hours of pre-1986 classic…

Posted by Village of Crete on Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Edge Coffee House & Roasting Company

This week’s featured business is The Edge Coffee House & Roasting Company.

Founded 11 years ago as a place for the community to fellowship outside of church, it remains a popular gathering spot for residents and visitors, seeking good food, good beverages and good company.

Thank You Crete Veterans

Crete is proud of the many men and women who have sacrificed for their community and country. This Veterans Day, four such men from Crete shared their story:

  • Arthur Chavez, Vietnam.
  • Raymond Meredith, Korea.
  • Fred Rickman, WW2.
  • Edward Wojtczak, Vietnam.

Many thanks to Chuck Eckel, volunteer for Honor Flight Chicago, for helping with the project.

Fall in Crete

Fall in Crete is one of the prettiest times of year. Remember to take a break and enjoy the beauty of Crete nature.

2020 Crete Halloween Hours

🎃 Spooooooky reminder that Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Crete is Halloween day between 3 and 7pm, adult supervision required between 6 and 7pm 🎃

🚨 Additionally, our friends at Crete Police Department have promised to keep an eye out for zombies, marshmallow men and impaired drivers. 🚨

Have fun and stay safe!