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.

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Steger FY18 Tentative Budget Report

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT on behalf of the Steger Police Department

Protect your packages from “Porch Pirates”

The Steger Police Department is asking residents to be on the lookout for “Porch Pirates” during the holidays.

Theses thieves are known to take packages from the doorsteps of a residence after a delivery.

We recommend these tips:
•Lock boxes: You can build or purchase a rugged lock box for your porch. Bolt it down to a permanent surface, concrete or asphalt work well.
•Timely package collection: Pick up your package immediately after delivery, or have a neighbor collect it. UPS, USPS, and FedEx all have tracking services to get a better idea of when exactly your order will arrive.
•Have your package delivered to you at work, so you can accept it immediately.
•Require a signature on all deliveries and insure your packages when possible.
•Security cameras: Security cameras are a tried and true deterrent for all manner of criminal behavior. Thieves are very aware of cameras and often look for them before attempting theft.
•Security signs: Post sign in your yard informing the poacher that your home is under video surveillance or has security alarms.

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If you are not able to sign-up in person at Village Hall, you may also call at (708) 754-3395. Please be sure to provide your name, address, and phone number.

 

 

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Saturday, November 25
Halsted Blvd & 34th Street
Commences at 5:00pm

Festivities include:
Santa Claus
Live Reindeer
Official Lighting of the Christmas Trees on the Boulevard
Showing of “A Miracle on 34th Street”
Popcorn, Cookies & Milk, Hot Chocolate
Raffles (winner must be present)
DJ
Photo Ops
Kids Crafts and Games

And don’t miss the SANTA PARADE during the day.
Commences at 9:00am on the West Side of Steger and travels the entire community before ending at the Miracle on 34th Street Festivities.

Santa and his helpers will also be collecting non-perishable food and donated new toys for holiday gift baskets during the parade. Please leave these by the curb before 9:00am.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Village of Steger and the Steger Area Chamber of Commerce!!

Thu, Nov 23 – Village Hall closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Fri, Nov 24 – Village Hall closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Sat, Nov 25 – Annual Santa Parade from 9am-5pm. Santa will ride around the Village of Steger to collect all non-perishable food and any donated new toys. Please leave all donated items at the edge of your driveway by 9am.

Sat, Nov 25 – Annual Christmas tree lighting at the Village of Steger’s “Miracle on 34th Street”. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:00pm, with the lighting at 5:30/5:45 on Halsted Boulevard. Christmas trees can be purchased for $60 at Bambinos, first come, first served, with all proceeds going to Steger’s Chamber of Commerce. Santa will also be there, so be sure to stop by for a visit!!

Sun, Nov 26 – Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Fire Station from 7:00am until NOON. $5 donation for adults, $4 for Seniors and children 6-12. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Bake sale, cookie decorating, raffle, and more.

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November 21, 2017

Death Notification – Retired Police Officer

It is with deep regret that the Steger Police Department announces the sudden passing of retired Police Officer Michael K. Sauter, age 63. Officer Sauter worked for the Steger Police Department for 32 years before retiring on May 15th, 2014; he also previously served as a police officer for the Village of Beecher.

The members of the Steger Police Department offer our deepest condolences to the Sauter family. We ask that you keep the Sauter family in your thoughts and prayers.

Visitation and Funeral arrangements are as follows;

Visitation;

Friday – November 24th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Smits, Steger Memorial Chapel, located at 3045 Chicago Rd, Steger, IL. (A uniformed police walk through will occur at 4:15 p.m.)

Saturday – November 25th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

Interment;

Immediately after the service going to Memory Lane Memorial Park Cemetery – Crown Point Indiana

More information can be found at http://www.smitsfh.com or 708-755-6100.

 

 

Thu, Nov 23 – Village Hall closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Fri, Nov 24 – Village Hall closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Sat, Nov 25 – Annual Santa Parade from 9am-5pm. Santa will ride around the Village of Steger to collect all non-perishable food and any donated new toys. Please leave all donated items at the edge of your driveway by 9am.  Donations can still be made until close of business on 12/15.

Sat, Nov 25 – Annual Christmas tree lighting at the Village of Steger’s “Miracle on 34th Street”. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:00pm, with the lighting at 5:30/5:45 on Halsted Boulevard. Christmas trees can be purchased for $60 at Bambinos, first come, first served, with all proceeds going to Steger’s Chamber of Commerce. Santa will also be there, so be sure to stop by for a visit!!

Sun, Nov 26 – Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Fire Station from 7:00am until NOON. $5 donation for adults, $4 for Seniors and children 6-12. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Bake sale, cookie decorating, raffle, and more.

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.

Sat, Dec 16 – Annual Food and Toy basket distribution will take place. All food, toys & monetary donations will be accepted until Fri, Dec. 15. There will be donation drop-off bins at the Community Center, Steger/South Chicago Heights Library and Village Hall, all monetary donations can be sent to Village Hall!

Mon, Dec 18 – Decoration Contest Winners announced at Village Board Meeting.

 

The Steger Police Department recognizes your most important defense against crime is awareness.  As we head into the holiday season crime often increases. We routinely look for ways to inform residents on how to protect themselves and their property from criminals. One of the fundamental ways to accomplish this task is through Neighborhood Watches. Neighborhood Watch is an effective crime prevention tool which involves the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. It substantially reduces residential burglary and other crimes, because a good neighbor is one of the most effective crime prevention tools ever invented.

Neighborhood Watch involves:

  • Neighbors getting to know each other and working together to maintain a system of surveillance over one another’s property, children, etc.
  • Informing citizens how to recognize and report suspicious activities in progress accurately and immediately.
  • Creating communication links between the community and the police through newsletters and crime prevention presentations.
  • Posting signs and stickers, creating physical barriers and psychological barriers for criminals.
  • Developing a partnership between the Steger Police Department and the residents of Steger.

Why Neighborhood Watch?

  • There cannot be a police officer on every corner, so citizen involvement is essential to combat crime.
  • You and your neighbors are the ones who really know what is going on in your community.
  • By cooperating with each other and the police, people can help fight crime in their neighborhoods in the most effective way-before it begins!

Gather and Share Information

Talk to your neighbors! Knowing your neighbors’ basic habits and belongings will help you to recognize unusual or suspicious activities. Basic information you might exchange includes:

  • Home and work phone numbers
  • Number, ages and identity for family members
  • Work hours
  • School hours of children
  • License plate numbers and types of automobiles
  • Planed vacations or visitors
  • Scheduled deliveries or repairs
  • Any other helpful information

If a CRIME or SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY does occur…REPORT IT!

  • Be suspicious. Report unusual or suspicious behavior to the police. Write down the description of the person(s) and license numbers of any vehicles involved.
  • Sounds easy, but unfortunately a lot crimes go unreported. Information is the key to solving many crimes, and that information comes from you.
  • Even an anonymous tip is better than no report at all. So don’t hesitate. Follow this rule: If you see something suspicious, call the police – fast – so the police can act – fast. The longer you wait, the harder it is to catch the criminal.
  • Remember, your job is to REPORT crime. The responsibility for apprehending criminals belongs to the police.

“If you see something … say something.” Call 911