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.