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.


Dear Steger Residents,

As many of you may know, the Village has been working on getting out Community Vehicle program started. I am pleased to announce that we have completed everything, and we will be starting service on March 27th, 2017.

Learn more about the program on the Steger Vehicle Community page, which includes:

  • Description of the program
  • Boundaries
  • Rider information sheet

If you have questions or concerns, or if you want to schedule a ride in the program, please feel free to contact the Village Hall at 708-754-3395.

Best regards,

Kenneth A. Peterson Jr.

The process to implement a Quiet Zone is very complex. The Village of Steger started the journey in 2015, and is now in the final stages of approval before construction can begin. Just this week, the Notice of Intent (NOI) was filed to all agencies that would affected by the changes. The next step is to achieve Federal Railway Administration (FRA) approval, which typically takes 6-9 months, but is expected to be processed within 60 days due to the hard work of Mayor Peterson and Village Officials.

More updates will be published as they become available.

Bloom Trail High School will be inducting additional members to its Hall of Fame in 2018.

A Bloom Trail Hall of Fame Planning Committee has established the procedures for nominating and selecting the 2018 inductees.  The criteria for choosing new Hall of Fame members include professional achievements, community leadership and service to others.

Hall of Fame candidates may be recommended by completing a nomination form available at Bloom Trail, Sauk Trail and Cottage Grove Avenue in Steger.  Forms also are available at the Bloom Township School District 206 Administration Center at 100 West 10th Street in Chicago Heights.  Information about nominating a candidate or obtaining the form is available by contacting Rosylen McGhee at Bloom Trail, 708-758-7000.

Completed nomination forms may be mailed to Bloom Trail at 22331 Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Nomination forms also may be faxed to 708-757-2209, or e-mailed to  The deadline for nominating a candidate is September 30, 2017.

The Hall of Fame was created to honor outstanding Bloom Trail graduates.  The inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony was held in 2000.  Each new Hall of Fame member is honored with a plaque bearing his or her likeness placed on permanent display in the Croarkin Library at Bloom Trail.

The Steger Police Department is proud to announce that it recent held an Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding dedication and commitment above and beyond expectation, for providing professional service and loyalty to the community, and representing the Steger Police Department in the highest caliber in 2016.

  • Officer of the Year was awarded to Detective Peter Fajman for his consistent high level of performance, professionalism, dedication and commitment to the Steger Police Department and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force.
  • Life Saving Award was presented to Officer Dale Banicki for his lifesaving efforts involving an unconscious woman from a suspected drug overdose.
  • Letters of Commendations were presented to Officer’s Ryan Boren, George Hillman, Jordan Lane, for their dedication, diligence and professionalism. They all exhibited an admirable strong work ethic, performance and dedication above and beyond normal patrol duties.
  • Letters of Recognition were presented to Deputy Chief Patrick Rossi, Sergeant Maria Bautista, Sergeant Gerald Ruff, Officers George Hillman, Dale Banicki, Thomas Lacheta and Detective Peter Fajman in recognition for their dedication, diligence and professionalism exhibited involving certain incidents they were all involved in individually or as a team.
  • Letters of Appreciation were presented to Officer Randall Johnston for his personal contributions and sacrifices with helping the betterment of the department.
  • Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Officers; Dale Banicki, Ryan Boren, Thomas D’Anna, Peter Fajman, Alex Farkas, and George Hillman all received awards from the Alliance against Intoxicated Motorists, for Recognition of Commendable DUI Enforcement.

“These are just a few of the highlighted examples of the dedication and professionalism exhibited by the members of the police department daily.  Some actions have undoubtedly gone unnoticed because of the high expectations and routine of the level of service provided daily. Officers everyday come to work not knowing what they may face, yet come ready to serve and protect the community. They often sacrifice themselves and their families to provide service to the community 24/7. Even during these turbulent times between some views in society and law enforcement, officers are committed to the duty they are sworn to perform. They routinely respond to the daily calls for service, often dealing with the unpleasantness of society, provocation and disrespect of societal laws, all the while trying to proactively keep the community safe and enforce the laws that some would prefer to ignore.  We appreciate the support from so many in the community and will continue to maintain professionalism and partnership within the community.”

Dog waste containers are coming soon to all Village of Steger parks. So far, the We have placed a garbage can along with bags on the Boulevard just southeast of the Gazebo. Please help keep Steger clean!IMG_0112