This newsletter has a lot of information from your Village Officials and the Village Department Heads. I would like to start with some amazing information about our wonderful Village. We hope you noticed the changes within the Village with street /alley cleaning and how clean our parks have become in the past two years. Our crime rate has dropped approximately 40% from last year, thanks to the hard work of our men and women of the Stickney Police Department.
During the holiday season, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, extra officers were on the streets patrolling and keeping an eye on our local businesses. The one and only theft occurred after the extra details were canceled and the offenders were caught and prosecuted.
I have an app on my phone that alerts me of changing real estate prices in Stickney. There are houses in the neighborhood whose value has increased up to sixty thousand dollars since this new administration has taken over in May, 2017.
Be sure to see the calendar of community events and I encourage ALL residents to come out and support our events and organizations in town.
This year for our Wednesday Music in the Park on July 1st, 2020 we will have Windy City Dueling Pianos back and we will end that evening with a fireworks display. Please come out and enjoy some music, food and fireworks.
We have some good things happening on the eastside of town. The fuel station and restaurant on Cicero Avenue have been remodeled and it’s looking good! Good food too. There was a plan for another fuel station at the corner of Pershing and Cicero, but there has been a change of plans for that location. Stay tuned for more information.
There are big changes coming to Hawthorne Race Course and Casino. Plans are being fine-tuned at this time and once they’re ready, it will be off to the races for demolition and remodeling and all hands-on-deck from all our departments; from our building, electric, plumbing inspectors, police/fire, water department to assist in the remodeling phases.
The Village of Stickney would like to wish The Carey Family great success on their Casino plans, and we are excited that they are a part of Stickney. We are also proud to be part of this epic project.
More to come on the status of the Racetrack/Casino and other projects taking place on the eastside of town.
As always, if you have a question or concern please contact the Village office and your concern will be directed to the proper department.
See you soon, Mayor Jeff Walik