Welcome to the Village of Beecher
LEAF COLLECTION IS UNDER WAY
Leaves raked in rows along the curbside are picked up by a large vacuum machine used by Public Works crews on a weekly basis until the week of Thanksgiving. Residents should place leaves in a pile or row in the parkway between the sidewalk and curb as near to the street as possible. In areas without curbs, leaves should be placed on the grass or parkway at the edge of the street. The leaf machine will make at least one pass per week down each street in the Village.
YARD WASTE BAG COLLECTION COMING TO AN END FOR THE YEAR
The last day for yard waste bag collection will be Monday, November 30th. After that date the compost site closes and bags will no longer be collected. Yard waste bags must have the Star/A&J logo or sticker on them. The cost of the bag is the cost to dispose of the contents. Bags and stickers can be purchased at the Village Hall.
The Beecher Lions Club will be holding Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 6th at Cardinal Creek Golf Course. Call the golf course for reservations. Click here for more information.
The Beautification Commission/Beecher Women's Club won't be holding the Holiday Housewalk this year. There weren't enough houses to participate in the walk but it will be held again in the future.
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.
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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