Steger Crossing Guard position available for the intersection of Steger Rd. and Hopkins Ave. Andy Frain Services is looking for a reliable individual that is 18 years of age or older and has the hours available from 7:00am-8:00am and 2:00pm- 3:00pm, Monday through Friday during school days. You must be able to communicate well with general public and pass a background check. If you are interested, please apply using the following link…

https://prism.andyfrain.com/afs/afs_applications/afs_application_new.cfm?job_posting_id=2744&job_title=Crossing+Guard+-+Steger

 

 

Enroll in E-Billing and Go paperless!

Paperless statements are a great way to stay organized while helping the environment. It’s simple, fast and FREE.

Residents may register to have their bills delivered to their email account.  Customers who register for this will no longer receive a paper copy of their water/sewer/garbage bill in the mail.

To sign up for E-billing, request an application at the Village Hall, or download the form <here> and bring to Village Hall.

 

 

The annual “12 Days After Christmas” (approximately) Christmas tree bonfire will be held at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, January 19.

This annual event emphasizes Fire Safety and Fire Prevention.  The burning of the trees illustrates just how quickly a dry Christmas tree can ignite.  It also illustrates just how hot they burn and how quickly the fire can spread.  This is also true with live Christmas wreaths that have dried.  The event also focuses on Fire Prevention by removing these dried live trees and live wreaths from the households within a reasonable amount of time following the Holidays.

If you have a live Christmas Tree or Wreath and would like to donate it to this event, please contact Village Hall at 708-754-3395 for the drop-off location.  Also, in special circumstances, if you are physically unable to transport the tree, the Village can make arrangements to pick it up.

Start the New Year safely.

 

 

 

 

 

We want all residents to stay safe during extreme cold weather. If you have an emergency situation, please dial 911. Remember to check on elderly family and neighbors. Make sure your elderly family and neighbors have enough heat and food. Tell them to avoid shoveling, especially if they have a heart condition. Help your pets stay warm by keeping them indoors. They suffer in the cold just like humans.

Warming Shelters;

For those in need, the following two places have been designated as Warming Shelters during their regular operating hours :

  • Louis Sherman Community Center, 3501 Hopkins, Steger
  • Steger-South Chicago Heights Library, 54 E. 31st Street, Steger

After operating hours, please call the Steger Non-Emergency Number at 708-754-8121

Keep your home safe;

Have your heating system, water heater, and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a technician every year.

  • NEVER use your oven for heat and NEVER bring charcoal or gas grills indoors. They are a carbon monoxide hazard.
  • Don’t place electric space heaters near curtains or other flammable materials. Turn them off before you go to bed.
  • Never leave candles unattended.
  • Make sure all portable heat-producing appliances are unplugged when they are not in use.
  • Keep dryer vents clear of snow and ice.

Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

The odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas is created when fuel is burned. Carbon monoxide prevents your body from using oxygen. This can lead to damage to your heart, brain, and other organs. The gas can emit from:

  • space heaters
  • fireplaces and ovens
  • cars and trucks
  • clothing dryers, and
  • gas and oil heating systems.

Make sure you have a functioning carbon monoxide detector. Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured from breathing in carbon monoxide. People often don’t realize they’re exposed until they are seriously ill. Common early symptoms of poisoning are:

  • fatigue (feeling drowsy)
  • confusion
  • headaches
  • dizziness, and
  • nausea.

If you think you or someone you know has been poisoned by carbon monoxide, get out of the building and call 911.   

Preventing frozen pipe;

  • Keep your heat at a normal level or leave your faucets open with a slight drip to prevent your pipes from freezing.
  • Check for open windows, air vents, and wind drafts near water pipes.
  • Seal leaks in the basement foundation where cold air may enter.
  • Locate the main water shut off valve in your home and mark it so you can find it quickly. If a water pipe bursts, shutting the valve will minimize damage. You should also protect your water meter from icy drafts and freezing temperatures.
  • Leave kitchen and sink cabinet doors open if the pipes behind the doors can freeze. This allows heat to reach the pipes. Make sure to insulate pipes in unheated spaces like garages, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • If your pipes get froze;
  • Don’t use an open flame to thaw pipes. If your pipes do freeze, use a hair dryer or rags soaked in hot water to thaw lines.
  • When your pipes are frozen, there is often water available in at least one faucet. If there is no water coming through any of your taps, there may be a problem in your street or yard.

 

Protect Animals From Winter Weather!

Although they are equipped with fur and feathers, dogs, cats, birds and other animals can still suffer from frostbite, exposure, and dehydration when water sources freeze. Cold temperatures mean extra hardship for “backyard” dogs, who often go without adequate food, water, shelter, or medical care.

  • Take animals inside. Puppies and kittens, elderly animals, small animals, and dogs with short hair, including pointers, beagles, pit bulls, Rottweilers, and Dobermans, are particularly susceptible to the elements. Short-haired animals will also benefit from warm sweaters or coats.
  • Don’t allow your cat or dog to roam freely outdoors. In cold weather, cats sometimes climb under the hoods of cars to be near warm engines and are badly injured or killed when the car is started. (To help prevent this, bang loudly on the hood of your car before starting the engine.) Animals can also become disoriented when there is snow or ice on the ground.
  • Increase animals’ food rations in cold weather.In cold weather, animals burn more calories to keep warm. Also, be sure that animals are free of internal parasites, which can rob them of vital nutrients.
  • Keep an eye out for strays. Take unidentified animals inside until you can find their guardians, or take them to an animal shelter. If strays are wild or unapproachable, provide food, water, and shelter (stray cats will appreciate a small doghouse filled with warm bedding), and call your local humane society for assistance in trapping them and getting them indoors.
  • Clean off your dogs’ or cats’ legs, feet, and stomachs after they come in from the snow. Salt and other chemicals can make animals sick if they are ingested while the animals are cleaning themselves.
  • When you see dogs left outdoors, provide them with proper shelter. Doghouses should be made of wood (metal is a poor insulator) and positioned in a sunny location during cold weather. Raise the house several inches off the ground, and put a flap over the door to keep out cold drafts. Use straw for bedding (rugs and blankets can get wet and freeze).

 

Effective January 1, 2018, Steger Residents who are 65+ residing in owner-occupied housing may request the Senior Rate for the Sewer Rehabilitation Charge portion of the water bill.  Residents must apply in-person at Village Hall and will need to verify age and residence.  If you wish to fill out the form ahead of time and bring it to Village Hall, you may download it by clicking here : Sewer Rehabilitation Charge Senior Rate Request Form

 

 

The Spirit Committee thanks everybody for participating, this was the larger participate to date – and ALL of the entries were amazing.  It was an extremely difficult task to pick the winners.  Great job by everybody who entered!!

The winners are :

THIRD PLACE – TIE
3147 Morgan, Katie Arnold

3768 Emerald, Brian & Kim DuBridge

SECOND PLACE
22916 Lahon, Eddie & Sherry Glowacki

FIRST PLACE – TIE
3316 Butler, Mark Baxter

3221 Butler, Felicia & Terri Polanski

Please take time to drive around the village to see not just these houses, but to see all of the decorated houses in town.  The residents have done a great job again this year with their decorations!!

 

 

Click on the title to read the Proclamations which outline the extraordinary work performed by these two on their way to Eagle Scout.

More Holiday Happenings still on the way.

Fri, Dec 15 – Village Wide House Decorating Contest Judging. Registration forms are available at Village Hall. For those that can’t make it into VH, registration is also being taken over the phone – please include your full name, address, and telephone number if registering by phone.

Fri, Dec 15 – Last day to donate food/toys for the Annual Food and Toy Basket Distribution. There are food/toy drop-off bins at the Louis Sherman Community Center, Steger-South Chicago Heights Library, and Village Hall. Monetary donations can be made at Village Hall. Please make donations prior to 5:00pm on 12/16.

Sat, Dec 16 – Annual Food and Toy basket distribution will take place.

Sat, Dec 16 – Shop With A Cop at Steger K-Mart, starting around 11:00am. See Steger Police Department fb page for more details about the event.

Mon, Dec 18 – Village Wide House Decorating Contest Winners will be announced at the Village Board Meeting.

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

ComEd is warning businesses and residential customers to beware of scam artists posting as utility workers. The company said customers should be on “high alert,” with scam impersonations up 31 percent compared with last year. So far this year, businesses represent 60 percent of all scam attempt targets.

12/16 – around 11:00am – click on title for full details :