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Crest Hill Adds Two New Police Officers

The morning of Monday, September 19 was an encouraging day for the City of Crest Hill. Two new members of the Crest Hill Police Department were sworn in by City Clerk Vicki Hackney. Both Brandon Urquidi and Patrick Shea stood proud as they recited the oath before family and friends. Mayor Ray Soliman along with Police Chief Dwayne Wilkerson and Deputy Chief Ed Clark welcomed and wished both men a long, successful career with the City of Crest Hill.

Urquidi, a Joliet native and Joliet Junior College graduate, served briefly with the West Chicago Police Department before filling the vacancy with Crest Hill. His father, Fernando Urquidi, is a highly decorated Joliet Policeman. Officer Fernando Urquidi received the Martin S. Murrin award in 2015. This award is the highest honor in the Joliet Police Department given for outstanding bravery, heroism, selflessnes, personal courage and devotion to duty. 

Shea, of Frankfort, graduated from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Patrick is also the son of a policeman. Detective Patrick Shea is a nearly 30 year veteran of the Burbank Police Department. 

Urquidi and Shea should prove to be fine officers with the City of Crest Hill.


Patrick Shea, Mayor Ray Soliman, and Brandon Urquidi                                         Patrick Shea, City Clerk Vicki Hackney, and Brandon Urquidi

Crest Hill Welcomes Fit Foundation

Fit Foundation is now open at 2209A Plainfield Road. Mayor Ray Soliman, City Clerk Vicki Hackney, City Attorney Heather McGuire and Economic Development Manager Scott McMaster were among the city officials present to welcome Fit Foundation with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Fit Foundation provides great tasting, healthy food-to-go. Each meal is made from fresh, lean meats, fruits and veggies. These meals are perfect for anyone looking for a healthy alternative to takeout and makes meal prep effortless. Angie Aegerter, owner of Fit Foundation, is a Certified Personal Trainer and mother of 3. She uses her own recipes and has made it her personal mission to show people that healthy food is not only nutritious but tastes great too. 

Stop by Fit Foundation or visit the website here

Crest Hill Eliminates City Stickers

In a long, hard effort by the City Clerk's Office working in conjuction with the the City Administrator and the City Attorney, the City Council voted unanimously to repeal the city's ordinance on requiring residents to purchase city stickers. Vicki Hackney, City Clerk, led the charge in making this change, a policy that has been in place almost as long as Crest Hill has been an official municipality. The Herald News covered the August 15 City Council meeting and the story can be read here.

Crest Hill Boys Pony League All-Stars Celebrated

On Monday, August 15, the Crest Hill Boys Pony League All-Stars which consisted of 13 and 14 year old boys was celebrated at the City Council meeting. During the nearly 40 minute ceremony, Mayor Ray Soliman noted that the team had carried itself with class and dignity while representing the City of Crest Hill. Joe Marshall, who has managed the Pony League All-Stars in Crest Hill for 37 years, gave thanks to his coaches, players, parents, and wife Donna Marshall, who is also the Business Manager for the team. 

On hand to show his gratitude was Senator Pat McGuire of the 43rd District. He expressed how proud he was of the team and offered his congratulations. 

To honor the team, the Mayor and City Council recognized the team's accomplishments with a resolution while many of the alderman and alderwoman expressed their thanks. 

On July 28, 2016, the team advanced to Michigan Zone Tournament in Bay City, Michigan. The team compiled a tournament record of 15 wins and 3 losses and reached the semi-final game, all while outscoring their opponents 222 runs to 84 runs. Although the All-Stars did not advance to the championship, the boys can be proud that they placed 2nd in the State of Illinois, 16th place in the nation, and 24th place in the world. The resolution can be found here.