The next few years will be pivotal in the history of the Village. We have a difficult road to travel into the future. Retail operations are in trouble throughout the entire county, industrial expansion in Illinois is a challenge, and the Indiana effect has stunted our residential growth. We are blessed with abundant land and natural amenities, but we need to grow a little every year to survive, prosper and insure our future viability as a village. Understanding, managing, and working through these issues should not be left to chance or inexperience. There is too much risk for that. I have the necessary experience, drive and ability to deal with all that faces us. Now is not the time to gamble with Crete’s future. I have a proven record of being a very good steward of your tax dollars and will guard them in the future. We are working with basically the same real estate tax dollars today as we did four years ago. I am not going to make suspicious promises like my challenger. What I will promise is that, if necessary, I will carefully use incentives to bring new businesses to town, but it has to be good for both the business as well as the village. With the new comprehensive plan in place we have planned out growth in an appropriate fashion by putting more intense uses out on our perimeter to allow our core residential areas to remain insulated from any adverse effects that development can bring. I am very focused on our quality of life, and that is why I created the train horn quiet zone, and we are implementing iron removal for our water system.
I am a “hands on” public servant, making the right decisions not political ones. I do my best to listen, do my homework, and get the facts before crucial decisions are made. I am focused on honesty, truth, integrity, accountability, fiscal responsibility and open communication in government. I offer proven and predictable leadership and a wealth of knowledge unmatched by any challenger. Just because there is a write-in candidate I am not taking this election for granted and you shouldn’t either. Your support and vote on April 4th is critical. You and only you can make this campaign a success. And, unlike my opponent, I haven’t had a “For Sale” sign in front of my house for the last year. Tell your friends, family and neighbors to get out to the polls and vote tomorrow and thanks in advance for your support!
Village President Mike Einhorn