Join Will County Board Members Judy Ogalla & Laurie Summers for a fact-filled presentation about substance abuse and mental health issues and the Will County services available to assist residents. This exchange of information will increase awareness of what’s going on in your community. Come prepared with your questions.

June 7th | 7PM – 9 PM
Beecher Community Hall
673 Penfield Street, Beecher, IL

Join the MWRD for an open house and tour of our water reclamation plants (WRPs) as we celebrate Infrastructure Week (May 15-19). Learn how we recover resources and transform water at these fascinating and vital facilities.

Open to all ages. Locations shown below:

On-the-Job Training Opportunities are available for full time positions in Warehouse & Logistics and Healthcare. All positions include comprehensive benefits packages and wages from $13-$16/hour.

To learn more, attend the OJT weekly recruiting sessions every Monday at 10 AM at the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435. Call Donnie with questions at 815.723.3981.

You are invited to the Union Trades Career Information Fair!  Join us to learn more about union trades and how they can help you pursue a new career.

Wednesday, June 14
10 AM – 2 PM
Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL


The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office hosts the First Missing Persons Day in Cook County to help families reconnect with missing loved ones.


Family and friends of a person missing more than a month


  • This is a FREE event for the public
  • Enter information into the National Missing & Unidenti ed Persons System (NamUs)
  • Provide DNA samples
  • Connect with counselors and other families
  • You may also report family members missing more than one month if not done previously


  • ID photos of the missing person
  • X-rays, dental records, medical records and other identifying documents
  • Attendance by two biologically related family members of the missing person to provide DNA samples (cheek swabs)
  • Police reports

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
11a.m. to 3p.m

Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office
Robert J. Stein Institute of Forensic Medicine
2121 West Harrison Street | Chicago, Illinois 60612

RSVP to 312-666-0500 or

The Steger Police Department Elderly Services Division is hosting an event to discuss GYPSY SCAMS.

Have you had someone coming to your door wanting to do work? Have you had someone wanting money up front for supplies? Have you had someone trying to get you to let them into your house to do the work?

BEWARE this could be a gypsy scam! Learn more at our seminar.

  • Louis Sherman Community Center | 3501 Hopkins Ave, Steger, IL 60475
  • May 23rd, 2017 at 9:30 AM in the large meeting room
  • Illinois State Police Master Sergeant, Steve Pryor, will be the speaker

Hope to see you there!

On Saturday April 15th 2017 at approximately 12:46 p.m. The Steger Police Department responded to reports of multiple gun shots fired from a vehicle within the 3500 block of Kings Rd. Initial investigation revealed two parked vehicles and a house sustained damage from the rounds. The residents were home at the time and fortunately no one was injured. Witnesses provided emergency dispatch personnel and officers with the fleeing suspect vehicle description.

A Crete Police Officer heard the police radio reports and subsequently observed the suspect vehicle in their jurisdiction not far from the shooting scene. The suspect vehicle was stopped and three occupants were detained for Steger Police. Upon confirmation of the suspect vehicle and evidence of the crime, the three occupants were arrested and transported to the Steger Police Department for further investigation.

The investigation confirmed that this was a targeted attack and not a random act. The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office approved felony charges, all three suspects were transported to the Will County Detention Center pending court hearings.

The Steger Police Department values the partnership it has with many residents and appreciates those residents who provided information that contributed to the identification and arrest of these individuals. As always we continue to encourage residents to be vigil in their neighborhoods and report any and all suspicious activities.

The Will County Land Use Department, Division of Resource Recovery and Energy, is offering a household hazardous waste and electronics drop-off event free of charge to all Will County residents and any communities partially within Will County, IL.  This event is Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Township, 30200 Town Center Road, Beecher.

Our office receives many calls from residents inquiring as to how and where they can recycle their household hazardous waste and electronics.  We urge you to share this information with your residents.  For additional information call 815-727-8834 or visit

There is a limit of 2 TV’s per vehicle and an ID is required.

Learn more about events like this by viewing the Will County Green Spring Event Flyer.

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The Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization, Will County H.E.L.P.S., and the Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues are hosting a Heroin/Opioid Abuse summit on April 21st in Romeoville.

This event is free and open to the public, and may be especially helpful to anyone impacted by heroin/opioid abuse. See the flyer for more details: 2017 Hero Helps SWC Flyer_final


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The Steger Police Department has joined forces with police departments state-wide to enforce distracted driving laws during the inaugural statewide Distracted Driving Awareness Week during April 24-28. Unfortunately, traffic fatalities are again on the rise in Illinois and safety experts say that this is in large part to distracted driving. The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police is doing this in partnership with AAA.

Please refer to the Distracted Driving Pamphlet and 10 Tips for Managing Distracted Driving. As always, the Steger Police Department is committed to public safety and encourages everyone to be safe at all times.