Welcome to the Village of Beecher
Have you seen the new sign on the south side of the Village Hall at 625 Dixie Highway? It's all about the history of Dixie Highway and how it spurred Beecher's growth in the early 1900's. The sign was purchased by A's R Us Model A Ford Club and donated to the Village. It stands underneath the flags at the Village Hall. Stop by and take a look!
The A's R Us Model A Ford Club will be celebrating the Centennial of Dixie Highway by dedication of the Beecher sign on Friday, October 9th at 9:30 a.m. at the Village Hall. The public is welcome to attend. For more information on the Dixie Highway sign dedication ceremony click on this link.
Beecher Police Department – Citizen’s Police Academy
The Village of Beecher is proud to announce it will be holding its second Citizen’s Police Academy. It will run for ten (10) weeks, starting in mid January. Participants will meet one night per week, on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to provide students with an insight into the everyday activities performed by your officers while providing service to the community. During the academy, officers will interact with the students and cover areas of law enforcement including investigations, juveniles, code enforcement, crime scenes and processing of crime scenes, use of force, K-9 demonstration and a tour of the Will County Adult Detention Facility.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must not have a criminal record. Background checks will be conducted. The Beecher Police Department does reserve the right to accept or refuse any applicant.
There is no cost to apply for this program. Applications can be obtained at the Beecher Police Department or by downloading the application here. The Citizen’s Police Academy is limited to fifteen (15) participants.
For more information please contact the Beecher Police Department at (708) 946-6388.
Congratulations to the Beecher Chamber of Commerce 2015 Citizen of the Year!
Pictured left to right: Bill Voss, Joe Cook & Howard Perry
Last Winter the Beecher Village Board commissioned a feasibility study for a railroad “QUIET ZONE” through the Village. Train traffic has increased significantly on the UP/CSX line which has generated more complaints about train horn noise. In order to establish a quiet zone, the Village has to pay for improvements that have to be made to each crossing. HR Green has now completed this study which can be read in full by CLICKING HERE. The Village board has taken this report under advisement and will continue to seek funding to pay for this project.
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