Steven Graduated from the University of Illinois in 1976. While living in the dorm at U of I his favorite poster stated: “Even if I were to die tomorrow, I’d plant a tree today”. Other than working in his yard, you may find him watching his alma mater’s basketball or football games; or Cubs baseball. Professionally, he later obtained a certification in Gerontology from the University of Illinois, Steve Buttice serves as the chairperson for the Central Illinois Agency on Aging and has served on an advisory board for a congressman on Medicare. He is regarded as an authority on Medicare and insurance and is often called upon to speak at educational seminars. Frequently interviewed by Central Illinois TV and radio journalists, Steve writes monthly educational columns for the local publications “Healthy Cells” (since 2013) and “News and Views.” He has also been a guest instructor at ICC, as well as all three Peoria hospitals and Pekin Hospital.
While not working or watching Illinois sports, Steve enjoys his family and serving our community in different capacities such as past District 85 School Board President, Past Chair of Faith Lutheran’s expansion committee, Past President of The Estate Planning Council and has coach travel and junior high baseball. In the spirit of planting trees, his current goals are to help Older Americans with issues they face and to teach and plant the concept of how much our younger people can learn about the value and wisdom exhibited in the mature generation.