For those seeking to host a special event in the Village of Steger, the organizer must submit the Application Form either by filling in the form below or by printing the Special Events Application and dropping off a completed version at Village Hall.

The following items must be submitted with every special event license application:

  • An original letter of authorization from the owner(s) of the property where the special event is to occur, authorizing the use of the property for the event.
  • A site layout plan for the event and/or a map of the route to be traveled.
  • A written description of the planned role & responsibilities of volunteers, if any.
  • A written description and map of the traffic control & parking plan.
  • An emergency response plan for weather, medical and other emergencies, which shall include but not be limited to an early warning system, a communications plan, an evacuation plan, shelter locations, first aid center, and provision for emergency medical staff.
  • An event security & safety plan for both during the event and overnight as appropriate.
  • A post-even clean-up plan.
  • A lighting plan, including the type of lights to be used, their locations, power source, and measures to be taken to protect adjacent properties from light spillover.
  • A sound control plan, including the hours during which music will be played, the location and direction of any proposed amplifiers, and measures to be taken to minimize the impact on adjacent properties.
  • A description of any proposed food, drink or alcoholic beverage preparation or sales.
  • A written explanation of requested Village services, if any (traffic control, installation of crowd control fencing, setting up street barriers, etc.)
  • Completed applications for other applicable permits and/or licenses including but not limited to, liquor licenses, whether required by the Village, County, or any other regulatory agency.
  • Evidence of public liability insurance in an amount determined appropriate by the Village Administrator or designee.
  • Description of restroom facilities. Restroom facilitates as deemed appropriate by the Village shall be provided for events longer than two (2) hours in duration.
  • An original signed reimbursement of fees agreement in a form provided by the Village Administrator or designee.
  • Any additional information which the Village Administrator or designee shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a special event license should be issued.

NOTE: If the Village Administrator or designee determines that notice to Village residents and businesses is necessary, the applicant shall provide written notification to adjacent residents and businesses at least two (2) weeks in advance of any proposed street and/or parking lot closures.

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Applicant Information

Event Information

Additional Licenses

Please check the following item if the sale of alcoholic beverages or liquor will be included in the event. The sale of alcohol at the event requires an additional application for a special event liquor license. Please contact the Village at (708) 754-3395 to obtain the appropriate application.

Agreement upon submission

The undersigned hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Village of Steger (the "Village"), its officials, agents and employees, against injuries, deaths, loss, damages, claims, suits, liabilities, judgements, cost and expenses (including attorneys' fees), which may in anywise accrue against the Village, its officials, agents and employees, arising in whole or in part or in consequence of the organizer's event or which may in anywise results therefore, except that arising out of the sole legal cause of the Village, its agents or its employees. The undersigned shall, at its own expense, appear, defend and pay all charges of attorneys and all costs and other expenses arising therefore or incurred in connections therewith, and, if any judgement shall be rendered against the Village, its officials, agents, and employees, in any such action, the undersigned shall, at it sown expense, satisfy and discharge the same.

By submitting this form, I agree that I have the authority from my organization to sign and submit this application on their behalf. I understand that any changes made to this application after approval are subject to Village approval.