SAUK VILLAGE | Fire Chief Alan Stoffregen called it the biggest group in a long time as Sauk Village swore in six probationary firefighters at this week's Village Board meeting.
Tariq El-Amin, Kandy Watkins, Kevin Luther, DeAndre Dickerson, Robert Butterfield and Christian Christmas took the oath from Village Clerk Debbie Williams.
Luther is a third-generation family legacy on the Sauk Village Fire Department. His father, Doug, is currently an engineer and his grandfather, Verlyn, was once assistant chief. His brother Cameron is also on the department and his uncle David also worked for the Fire Department.
Later, the board approved a study by Red Speed Illinois, a company based in Lombard which installs "automated red light and speed photo enforcement programs as well as high-tech public safety surveillance solutions," according to its website.
Red Speed will research the best locations in the village to install cameras, Williams said. There is no timetable when the research will be completed or when cameras will be installed. The program will come at no cost to the village, Williams said, but Red Speed Illinois will keep a percentage of revenue from citations.
Closing the village's cafeteria plan bank account was approved so $2,500 can pay for fireworks on July 6. A parade also is planned. Residents interested in being in the parade should contact Trustee Lynda Washington at Village Hall.