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Village Services

The Village of South Chicago Heights offers some services to their residents free of charge.

Administrative Department

Administrator: Paul Peterson
Finance Director: John Dolasinski
Village Clerk/Collector: Catherine Linan

The Administrative Department is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Village and coordinates the operations of all departments within the Village.

Building/Code Department

Director: Lou Bednarek

The building and code department are responsible for ensuring business are code compliant and that buildings are being constructed and maintained to the correct codes defined by the municipality.

Fire Department

Chief: Pat Gericke

The fire department consists of (2) full-time contract fire fighters, (12) part-time fire fighters, and (26) on-call fire fighters. They provide 24/7 support and service to the village.

Police Department

Chief: William Joyce

The police department consists of (6) Dispatchers, (30) Officers, and (13) vehicles. They provide 24/7 support and service to the Village.

Public Works Department

Director: Rick Wehrle

The public works department is in responsible for all of the streets and services in the community. This includes roads, lawn care, snow removal, water lines, and sewage lines.



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