Dear Chicago Area Fire readers-

Myself, a couple of other Waukegan firemen and a few Waukegan cops have been working together for the last year or so to form the Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund (a 501c3 organization).  The idea for the fund was born from the desire to financially assist the surviving spouses and children of our department’s members that die either on or off duty while active sworn members.  The fund will, in the event of the death of one of our members, provide immediate financial assistance to the family.  Longer term, the fund will provide a small birthday and Christmas gift to the surviving children.  We will also give a larger gift to each child upon their high school graduation.  We felt the gifts would be nice, but the main goal is to make sure the family knows that they are still a part of our fire and police family.

Our main fundraiser this year will raffle off a 2018 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse.  The raffle will also include a 2nd place prize of a 2004 Semi Custom Victory Vegas and 3rd prize will be $1500.  Sales taxes on the bikes will also be covered! The raffle will take place 2pm June 2nd at Indian Motorcycle of Libertyville, 416 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville IL 60048.  Indian will be cooking up some free food for the drawing as well. The winner does not need to be present.  500 tickets max will be sold and if less than 400 are sold, $10,000 is the 1st place prize.  Tickets are $100 each.

I’ve attached the flyer to this posting, please pass this along to anyone that you think would be interested.  Print it and hang it at your respective departments if you wish.  If you are interested in a ticket, please see the contact information below.  If you have any questions, please email myself or Officer Brian Maschek at any time.  Thanks in advance for your support, stay safe.


Firefighter/Paramedic Greg Zahn

Waukegan Fire Department

For tickets or questions;

FF Greg Zahn at

Officer Brian Maschek at

(click the flyer to download)