Click on title for full details.  A chance to replace the trees that were lost to storms, age, and disease – or just to increase the canopy by adding a tree.

Gift of Hope and Steger Community Come Together to Dedicate Park in Honor of 12-Year-Old Organ and Tissue Donor

What: Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, along with Steger Mayor Kenneth A. Peterson Jr., dozens of families, friends, local dignitaries from the Steger community will gather at 3501 Hopkins St., Steger, Ill. to formally dedicate the Lorenzo Garcia Park of Hope.

Featuring a retaining wall with commemorative bricks, marble benches, and a variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, the park pays tribute to 12-year-old Lorenzo Garcia, whose life was cut tragically short after he left a playground by bicycle and was hit by a car in 2015.

Lorenzo, who idolized superheroes during his brief life, became a hero in his own right when his family made the courageous decision to donate his tissue and organs. And that action, in turn, inspired his close friends and an entire town to rally around the creation of a park to serve as a sanctuary for community members to reflect on the lives of those they have loved and lost.

Where: Lorenzo Garcia Park of Hope
3501 Hopkins St., Steger, Ill.

Quick Facts:

• 4,930 people in Illinois are waiting for an organ as of May 31, 2017
• Only 60 percent of adults 18 and older in Illinois are registered to be donors
• 300 people will die waiting for a transplant this year
• Every 10 minutes, a new person is added to the national transplant waiting list
• One donor can save or enhance the lives of more than 25 people through organ and tissue donation.

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Saturday 8/19 – Veterans Memorial Park

3:00 – Parade, kicks off at Morgan St/Steger Road and travels down Steger Road, turns on Hopkins and ends at the Louis Sherman Community Center

Immediately after the parade – DJ, food and beverages, water games, dunk tank, and bean bags

7:45 – The Neverly Brothers: A Rock n’ Roll Tribute – from Elvis to The Beatles free concert

Following the concert – FIREWORKS

Following the fireworks – DJ

Sunday 8/20 – Louis Sherman Community Center

4;30 – First Responder Fundraiser Dinner.  Tickets at $100/plate, proceeds are divided between the Police Department, Fire Department/EMT, Emergency Management Agency (EMA), and Public Works.

To purchase fundraiser tickets or for further information, contact Village Hall at 708-754-3395.

 

Special thank you to all of the sponsors who made this possible :  Lakeshore Beverage, Comcast, DLA Architects, Tim Perchinski-Country Financial, Proven Business Solutions, Mayor Ken Peterson and Alice Peterson, Cabin 7 Promotions, Xpert Towing & Auto Repair, E&R Towing & Garage, Desiderio Landscaping & Tree Service, Ray & Wally’s Towing, Excel Electric, M&J Underground Inc, Sopko Insurance Agency, Republic Services Inc, Stough Group, Computer Solutions & Services, The Law Offices of Dennis G. Gianopolus P.C, Merts Heating & Cooling, and James Herr & Sons Automotive.

3200-3210 Union Avenue
10 Lots (.75 acres)
TIF District – Enterprise Zone
Attractions : Road Diet along with new lighting and sidewalks coming in 2018
Contact Mike Tilton at Village Hall at 708-754-3395

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The Steger Police Department has been awarded a major grant from ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, as part of the Powering Safe Communities Program!! Only 25 out of 75 proposals submitted won this award!! Great job to Police Chief Boehm on obtaining this grant!! (click on title to see excerpt of award letter)

 

This is one of the many steps towards the revitalization of downtown.

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The Village of Steger and the Steger Kiwanis Club are excited to announce the First Responder Community Event to be held on Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20 of 2017 at Veterans Memorial Park.

This event is being held to honor the men and women that serve our Steger Community. The two-day event will highlight a free to the public concert venue featuring “The Neverly Brothers: A Rock & Roll Tribute from Elvis to The Beatles”, a parade, and a dinner gala for the First Responders. The dinner will be held in appreciation for the service that the First Responders provide to Steger residents and businesses daily.

Saturday’s events will be a parade and the concert, which is a free event for all residents, businesses, and organizations to enjoy.

Sunday’s dinner gala is open to the public, tickets cost $100.00 per person. Please contact Village Hall to purchase dinner gala tickets.

We’d like to thank our early sponsors for their generous donations making this free event possible – Lakeshore Beverage, Comcast, DLA Architects, Tim Perchinski-Country Financial, Mayor Ken Peterson and Alice Peterson, and Cabin 7 Promotions. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses, individuals, and organizations. Please contact Village Hall for more information.

Parade applications are available at Village Hall.

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We’re proud to announce the appointment of Ricardo Brambila to the position of part-time police officer. Ofc Brambila previously served as a full time police officer in Orland Park and currently is a Detail Leader in the Army National Guard. He successfully completed the rigorous testing process and comes with high recommendations and valuable experience. He will be in our field training program before assigned solo patrol duties. We believe he will be an asset to the department and serve the village well.

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During Illinois Speed Awareness Day on this July 26th, the Steger Police Department is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through both education and enforcement. In Illinois during 2015, speed accounted for 32.2% of all crashes, of those crashes 34.2% resulted in fatalities and 37% resulted in some type of injury.  There were a total of 998 traffic fatalities on our roadways. These lives can be easily saved by being aware of our speed and understanding how speeding impacts a crash.