Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

On a night deemed bittersweet, the Western Springs Village Board with fire department staff and members of the Hinsdale and La Grange fire departments took time Monday to send Capt. Steve Heinzelman off to retirement.

One of Heinzelman’s most noted achievements in his 22 years with the village was the response he organized to Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding across Texas in August 2017. Officials said he reached out to fire departments near Katy, Texas, found out what firefighters there needed and organized a collection drive.

Heinzelman was often seen putting in long hours grilling at Gathering on the Green, the village’s spring community event.

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