Skokie Residents Thank Their "Snow Heroes"

Hundreds of Skokie residents are posting signs around their town thanking snow plow drivers for their work

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    Michael Lorge
    Susie Lorge posts a sign thanking the Village of Skokie Public Works snow plow drivers for their work.

    Chicago’s winter isn’t over yet, but one city suburb is thanking their snow plow drivers in a big way.

    Hundreds of Skokie residents are posting signs around their town thanking their “snow heroes” for their work.

    “Thank you Skokie Public Works,” the sign reads, “Our snow heroes.”

    The signs are being distributed by the Skokie Caucus Party.

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    Michael Lorge, a member of the party who came up with the idea, said nearly 500 yard signs have been distributed around the town.

    “People really wanted to applaud all the great work of the public works people and we came up with a way for them to applaud in a sign,” he said, calling the response from residents “unequivocally great.”

    Lorge said the group began distributing the signs Friday and by Saturday had only 100 left in stock.

    He said the motivation behind the idea came after several area residents sought a way to thank the department, attempting to do so through “letters to the editor” in local papers and phoning in messages.

    “People were talking about it a lot, that they wanted to thank the workers,” he said. “We’re hopefully seeing the end in sight in the next few weeks and it was time to really thank all the folks in Public Works.”

    Lorge said any resident seeking a sign can email and the group will deliver a sign.