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News and Views

For the updates on Township Services download the latest issue of News and Views here.

Senior News

For the updates on Senior Services download the latest issue of Senior News here.

Township Services Continue

The Township is continuing to provide essential services to the community, including Transportation and Highway Services, Health Services, WIC Program, Behavioral Health, Office on Aging, and Environmental Health Services.

See the Stickney Township Public Health District site for recent updates to medical service guidelines and procedures. Please call ahead with any questions regarding how to utilize these services.

South Clinic 708-424-9200 / North Clinic 708-788-9100

The Stickney Township Public Health District is continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will continue to provide updates on the Public Health District website and social media platforms. Links to these websites and other resources are also available on the Township Emergency Response page and will continue to be updated as needed.


LSV Meal pick-up

Meal distribution at the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center is now in person.


LSV Senior Center

Information on Disabled Parking


Did you know that Temporary Placards can be issued to Stickney Township residents with a temporary disability? More information here.

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Volunteers

2021 Council on Aging Christmas Drive a Success

The Stickney Township Council on Aging collected donations of gifts for needy homebound seniors within our community for the 2021 Christmas season.

Volunteers, seen here with Township Supervisor Louis S. Viverito, assembled the packages for delivery by volunteer drivers the week of December 13th.

A big thank you from the Volunteers of the Council on Aging you to all who donated and helped make this year's drive a success!

Viverito Recognizes Veterans

Louis S. Viverito speaks to veterans at Prairie Trails Public Library.

Louis S. Viverito, Stickney Township Supervisor, marked Veterans Day by addressing area Veterans at the Prairie Trails Public Library. Viverito thanked veterans at the multi-generational event and recalled his own service during the Korean War.

Louis S. Viverito speaks to veterans at Prairie Trails Public Library.

In addition, Viverito thanked first responders for their service in honor of the recent 20th anniversary of September 11.

Parents, Teachers, and Township Officials Congratulated the 2021 Pre-K Graduates!

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The 2021 graduating classes at North and South enjoyed an unusual outdoor graduation. Parents made the most of a curbside photo opportunity while teachers and Township officials applauded the children. It was a memorable close to a year of challenges.

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Teachers North

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Louis S. Viverito, Township Supervisor is joined by Christoper Grunow, Township Administrator, Louise Zelinski, Trustee, and Hector Cesario,Township Clerk, in applauding our graduates.

EPA RECOGNIZES STICKNEY TOWNSHIP FOR LEADING GREEN POWER USE

Stickney Township was awarded a Certificate of Partnership from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its efforts to reduce the risk of climate change through the use of green power.

According to the EPA, Stickney Township is using about 1,904,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, providing residents in the aggregation program 100 percent green energy. The EPA requires partners to meet at least 25 percent of the Stickney Township’s electricity use. This green power comes from wind, solar and other renewable sources. By using renewable energy and setting this goal, Stickney Township is helping advance the voluntary market for green power and development of those sources.

“This is a huge honor and we are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Township Supervisor Louis Viverito. “Using green power helps our community lower its emissions footprint, while also sending a message to others across the country that green power is an affordable, accessible choice.”

By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, Stickney Township and other Green Power Partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze. Together, Green Power Partners are collectively using more green power annually than the electricity consumed by Montana and Utah combined.

Under the leadership of Supervisor Viverito, Stickney Township has used its energy consultant, Illinois Energy Aggregation LLC (IEA) to solicit quotes for the township’s residential aggregation program and the electricity supply for the township’s own buildings. IEA Managing Member Robert Streit praised Supervisor Viverito’s vision and the entire board’s commitment to green energy.

“Supervisor Viverito had a vision for 100 percent green energy and the entire board of Trustees was committed to not only using green energy at the township’s facilities but also providing this product to the residents to allow homeowners and small businesses to be part of protecting the environment for future generations,” said Streit.

Streit also thanked Eligo Energy, which is the alternative retail supplier of the green energy for the township’s aggregation program and the building supply. “Eligo has been a great provider for the township,” stated Streit. Officials from both IEA and Eligo presented a Certificate of Partnership to Supervisor Viverito and the Stickney Township Board on Monday, January 27th at a Township Board Meeting.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase green power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for green power and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has almost 1,500 Partners voluntarily using more than 60 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower.

Mealsite Menu

January Menu

Download the January mealsite menu here.

Council On Aging Meeting Schedule

A viewable schedule can be found at this link.
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The last Senior Blood Pressure check of the year is scheduled at the North Clinic on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

COVID Funeral Costs
Download a flyer with more information on assistance with funeral costs from FEMA HERE.

Coping With Stress During The Virus Outbreak

One way or another, many of us are feeling stressed as we try to cope with the changes in our normal routine. As a resource, the Stickney Public Health District Behavioral Health Department webpage has some information here. Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Resources has a pdf on the topic here.
Seniors:Beware of Covid-19 Fraud

Seniors can be the targets of scams concerning the Coronavirus. Check out this Tip Sheet created by AgeOptions Senior Medicare Patrol to help identify fraud.Información en español.
Employee Rights

Information regarding employee rights during this critical time can be found here.
Highway Department drivers hold Caring For You sign

Stickney Township Highway Department provides transportation services for township seniors.

Here's a Pre-Pandemic Flashback:

Kelly LaVigni answers questions from first timers at a Senior Day Open House.

Behavioral Health services for township residents are also available to seniors through the Stickney Township Public Health Department.

Cherity Machnick, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, offered information concerning Behavioral Health services available to seniors through the Stickney Township Public Health Department.

Georgia Triantafyllou with attendees during the Council on Aging meeting

Georgia Triantafyllou with attendees during a Council on Aging meeting.

Animal Control

Animal Control Officer Pam Barnett offered information on a range of animal related issues.

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Seniors attend the closing luncheon.