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Crestwood aldermen give final approval to 2018 budget

Crestwood City Hall

December 22, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 last week to adopt ordinances approving the city’s 2018 general fund and park and stormwater fund budgets. With the adoption of the two ordinances, approval of the 2018 budget is complete. Ward 2 Alderman Mary Stadter was absent from the Dec. 12 meeting. First...

Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

December 21, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Hardly a day goes by without someone asking about the status of UrbanStreet Group of Chicago’s roughly $104.3 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza at Watson and Sappington roads. While demolition appears to be...

Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

November 22, 2017

The city of Crestwood has made significant strides in making the salaries of its police and firefighters “very competitive in the region,” according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Representatives and supporters of the city’s Police and Fire departments jammed the city’s Aldermanic Chamber...

Police, fire supporters pack Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting

A Crestwood police car.

November 22, 2017

Representatives and supporters of Crestwood’s Police and Fire departments voiced their dissatisfaction to the Board of Aldermen last week regarding the amount of raises proposed by the city and a new merit pay plan. Roughly 75 people jammed the city’s Aldermanic Chambers Nov. 14 to voice their support ...

Founder of cemetery organization honored at Crestwood Veterans Day ceremony

Founder of cemetery organization honored at Crestwood Veterans Day ceremony

November 14, 2017

Ernest Jordan, above, a Vietnam veteran, was honored last week at Crestwood’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. Mayor Gregg Roby presented Jordan, who formed the Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery in 1988, with a proclamation stating the cemetery ‘was established in 1903 as a final resting place for...

Crestwood board won’t cut any slack to animal shelter nonprofit

Crestwood board won’t cut any slack to animal shelter nonprofit

November 2, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Ward 1 Alderman Richard Breeding folded like a house of cards last week after Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie questioned his motion to reduce the rent a nonprofit group is paying the city. Discussing a five-year lease extension for t...

Crestwood extends pact for animal shelter

A photo of the new deck at the Crestwood Animal Shelter, courtesy of the FOACAR website.

November 2, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to extend its lease with a nonprofit animal group for another five years, but declined to give the group a break on its rent. Friends of Animal Control and Rescue, or FOACAR, has rented the ...

Crestwood officials say Prop P funds will go to police, fire salary increases

A Crestwood police car.

October 26, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com After long delaying a public discussion of how to spend money from Proposition P, Crestwood officials last week committed to hiking the pay for police officers and firefighters. Officials announced their intent on the heels of headlines about...

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

October 4, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Despite a projected general fund deficit of nearly $855,000, the city of Crestwood will end 2017 with a surplus in that fund after aldermen voted last week to levy the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved by voters in April....

No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

September 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com As the demolition of the former Crestwood Plaza nears completion, city officials report that developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago still has not identified any potential tenants for the redevelopment project. Under the terms of a redevelopment...

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