Welcome to the Official Village of Crestwood website. Here you will find the latest news and events from around Crestwood. You can also find meeting agendas and minutes, businesses in Crestwood, and contact information for Village services.
Village Of Crestwood 13840 S. Cicero Crestwood, IL 60445
Phone: 708 371-4800 Fax: 708 371-4849
Business Hours: As of JUNE 1, 2013 The Village Hall Hours will be:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED
For a list of Village Holidays Please see our “CONTACT US” page.
Our village is definitely a “Village On The Move”. We will continue to encourage opportunities through planning, commitment and community involvement by showcasing the charms of a community that embraces new ideas while treasuring it’s old. Thank you for helping us to continue enhancing Crestwood’s reputation as an outstanding village in which to live, work and play.
2014 VEHICLE STICKERS
Vehicle sticker applications for 2014 have been mailed out. Please note that stickers do not go on sale until DECEMBER 2, 2013. Owners of multiple vehicles need to wait until they receive all applications before coming to the Village to purchase their stickers.
Crestwood Teams Up With Shepard Students
The Village of Crestwood & Alan B. Shepard students team up to work on a bio-diesel system. Students have been given an opportunity to do some amazing work with Teacher Brian Sievers, who has been directing and working along with the students. Mayor Lou Presta had an opportunity to visit and observe the kids in action. This is a great opportunity for the students and the Village.
Watch the link below to learn about details of this Project.
Crestwood Police Department Seeks Cadets
The Crestwood Police Department is looking for people between 14 and 19 years old
that would be interested in our Police Cadet Program. The main purpose of this program is to help develop leadership and communication skills for their future. While we focus on law enforcement and public safety, we work towards teaching these youths communication, leadership, chain of command and community services. In the past some of our training has included speakers and trainers from the FBI, Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and many others.
Our goal is to give them as much exposure as possible to a wide variety of people and operations to help them in thinking about good communications and future career possibilities. It is not necessary to specifically want to go into law enforcement . We use this as opportunity to teach them skills that will help provide them a start towards understanding what it is all about. Due to the nature of some of the things we deal with, we ask everyone to keep their activities here confidential so that we don’t violate anyone’s rights. Cadets are required to attend our meetings and trainings. We try and limit them to once a month during the school season; however we usually have additional meetings and trainings in the summer. Cadets also assist the community by providing us with park security, traffic control, and community events both in Crestwood as well as surrounding suburbs.
Applications are available at the Police Department Monday- Friday between 9-9
Community Food Drive
Village Of Crestwood Holiday Food Drive
The annual Village of Crestwood Food Drive is underway, and will continue through December 16, 2013. Our food drive aims to help low-income individuals, families and seniors in crisis in the Village. Residents can donate non-perishable food items such as rice, peanut butter, jelly, soup, canned fruit or vegetables, juice and pasta. Please be aware of expiration dates on food.
Donations can be dropped off at the Clerk’s office at Village Hall located at 13840 S. Cicero Ave. Donations will be accepted until December 16, 2013. If you are in need or know of a family in need please contact the Clerk’s Office at 371-4800. We will be accepting names until December 13, 2013.
Our Village food drive has been successful for many years now. Generous donations from residents and local businesses have provided a delicious Christmas dinner for many that otherwise wouldn’t have one. Our Village Officials and Public Works Department will deliver the food to families that have signed up for this drive on December 20, 2013.
We hope area residents and businesses will help us provide as many needy families as possible with a Holiday Meal. Your help is greatly appreciated!
The Passing of Nancy C. Benedetto
It is with great sadness that we inform you that longtime resident and former Village Clerk Nancy Benedetto has passed away. Nancy a 50 plus year resident of the Village of Crestwood, served over 44 years in public service for the betterment of the residents and businesses; during this time Nancy served as Deputy Clerk & Clerk. Her dedication and leadership has helped to transform the Village from a farming community to a modern mecca of commerce and industry. Nancy proved that government must be operated as a business and not a bureaucracy in order to be fiscally responsible. Nancy C. Benedetto will always be remembered as the first Clerk in Illinois, and probably the country, to pay back to homeowner’s large portions of the complete real estate tax bill. All the major accomplishments during her administration were accomplished without special assessments or increased taxes. Nancy’s tireless efforts have gained for Crestwood widespread recognition and admiration and have set the standards for future administrations to emulate.
CRESTWOOD NEWS !
CONGRATULATIONS MAYOR LOUIS PRESTA
VILLAGE CLERK JEANNETTE O’DONNELL
TRUSTEES: WILLIAM PIEROTH, ANTHONY BENIGNO and DANIEL JURKA
Not pictured: TRUSTEES: PATRICIA FLYNN & JOHN TOSCAS