Government Offices – Local matters most!
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The Naperville community seeks reasonable, responsible women and men to serve during every election cycle! Pay attention and consider the opportunity.Lisle Township – East of Washington at Modaff Milton Township – Small section on Naperville’s north side Naperville Township – West of Washington at Modaff Winfield Township – Small section on Naperville’s north side Will County (Two Townships) DuPage Township – East of Modaff, south of 87th St. Wheatland Township – West of Modaff, south of 87th St. COUNTY Naperville is located in two (2) counties: DuPAGE COUNTY (Find all DuPage County officials listed.) WILL COUNTY (Find all Will County officials listed.) SPRINGFIELD STATE OF ILLINOIS WASHINGTON U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Do you know your elected officials from here to Washington, D.C.?
CITY OF NAPERVILLECity of Naperville Naperville Municipal Center / 400 S. Eagle Street City Manager Doug Krieger Mayor Steve Chirico City Council Meets first & third Tuesdays most months, 7 PM (Check to confirm date and time.) Naperville City Council Chambers Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Naperville City Council meetings are televised live on Channel 6 (Wide Open West) and Channel 10 (Comcast) Judy Brodhead* Paul Hinterlong John Krummen* Kevin Coyne* Patty Gustin Rebecca Obarski Becky Anderson Benny White* *Term ends 2021 / All other terms end 2019. Since 1969, the City of Naperville has governed as a Council/Manager form of government. Note also that beginning in 2015, the Naperville City Council has 4-year term limits. From now on, members are limited to three terms.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF EDUCATIONSchool District 203 Dan Bridges, Superintendent of District 203. Send your comments to members of the School District 203 Board of Education: President Kristen Fitzgerald*, Terry Fielden, Donna Wandke* and Charles Cush*, Paul Leong, Kristine Gericke* and Janet Yang Rohr. http://www.naperville203.org/board/Members.asp *Term ends 2021 / All other terms end 2019. Send comments to administrators of School District 203 & Superintendent Dan Bridges at http://www.naperville203.org/contacts/comment-form.asp School District 204 Dr. Karen Sullivan, Superintendent of Indian Prairie School District 204. Send your comments to members of the School District 204 Board of Education: President Mike Raczak*, Lori Price, Cathy Piehl*, Mark Rising, Laurie Donahue*, Justin Karubas and Susan Demming*.
at firstname.lastname@example.org. *Term ends 2021 / All other terms end 2019. Send comments to administrators of School District 204 & Superintendent Dr. Karen Sullivan at email@example.com DuPage Regional Office of Education Illinois State Board of Education U.S. Department of Education
NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICTNaperville Park District Naperville Park District / 320 West Jackson / (630) 848-5000 Executive Director Ray McGury Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners: President Mike Reilly*, Bill Eagan*, Bobby Carlsen*, Mike King* Rich Janor, Jim Ensign and Marie Todd. *Term ends 2021 / All other terms end 2019.
DuPage County / Wheaton
DuPage County Board
DuPage County Board Chairman
Dan Cronin (R)
DuPage County Board (District 5)
Tonia Jane Khouri (R)
Jim Healy (R)
Janice Anderson (R)
DuPage County Board (District 3)
Brian J. Krajewski(R)
John Curran (R)
Gary Grasso (R)
DuPage Forest Preserve
President of Forest Preserve
Joe Cantore (R)
DuPage County Forest Preserve District 5
Mary Lou Wehrli (R)
DuPage County Forest Preserve District 3
Steven Leopoldo (D)
DuPage County Sheriff
John Zaruba* (R)
DuPage County Judicial
Ann Jorgensen* (R)
Mary S. Schostok (R)
Ron Sutter (R)
DuPage County Clerk
Gwen Henry (R)
Will County / Joliet
Will County Board (District 11)
Suzanne Hart, Naperville
Charles “Chuck” Maher – Republican Caucus Chair, Naperville
State of Illinois / Springfield
Illinois Governor / Lieutenant Governor
Bruce Rauner (R)
Evelyn Sanguinetti (R)
Illinois Attorney General
Lisa Madigan (D)
Illinois Secretary of State
Jesse White (D)
Illinois State Comptroller
Susana A. Mendoza (D)
Illinois State Treasurer
Michael Frerichs (D)
INFO for the State of Illinois Executive Branch
ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
How to find your representative: scroll down to additional resources: click on legislator lookup
Illinois State Senators
Mike Connelly (R)
(Soon to open at new location in downtown Naperville
Jefferson at Webster)
1725 S. Naperville Road, Suite 200,
Wheaton, IL 60189
His aide is Kim Brondyke.
M103E State House
Springfield, IL 62706 (217-782-8192).
His aide is Dawn Huddleston.
Linda Holmes (D)
129 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
76 S. LaSalle St., Unit 202
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 801-8985 Illinois State Representatives Mike Fortner (R-49) firstname.lastname@example.org 135 Fremont Street West Chicago, IL 60185 630-293-9344 or 232-N Stratton Building Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 782-1653 Jeanne M. Ives (R- 42nd) Springfield Office: 218-N Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 558-1037 (217) 782-1275 FAX District Number:
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8028 District Office:
Firstgov: federal governent official web portal
Bill Foster (D)
11th Congressional District
2113 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1311
DC Phone: (202)225-3515
2711 E New York St #204
Aurora, IL 60502
Randy Hultgren (R)
14th Congressional District
427 Cannon House Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Peter Roskam (R)
6th Congressional District
2700 International Drive Sutei 304
West Chicago, IL 60185
Senator Dick Durbin (D)
332 Dirksen SOB
Washington, DC 20510
230 S. Dearborn Ste. 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
Senator Tammy Duckworth
G12 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
ph: (202) 224-2854
fax: (202) 228-0618
Chicago Senate Office
230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3900,
Chicago, IL 606041480.
ph: (312) 886-3506.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (POTUS)President Donald Trump (R) at www.whitehouse.gov Mailing Address: The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Phone Numbers: Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461 E-Mail email@example.com. Vice President Mike Pence
Government Info to Know
Watch public meetings live or replayed on-demand on the Internet
Residents and interested parties can watch City Council meeting videos live and on-demand on their computer with the new eAgenda system recently implemented by the City of Naperville . Television broadcasts on local cable also continues on Channels 6 and 10, depending on cable provider. Regular meetings are scheduled on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. This service is available at www.naperville.il.us/granicus.html, allows viewers to watch video and hear audio of City Council meetings as they are happening.
Once the meeting is complete, the video will be archived on the Web site for access at future times.
School District 204 (School Board Meetings & Much More)
Naperville Park District (Click lower right corner of homepage.)
Why be an educated voter?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
“If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free… it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.” —Ronald Reagan
“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” —John F. Kennedy
“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” —Lotte E. Scharfman, Refugee from Hitler’s Germany, Member of the Massachusetts. League of Women Voters in the 1970s
Have you read the latest about the Independent Map Amendment?
According to recent news reports, organizers and supporters petitioning to put redrawing the Illinois District Maps question on the General Election Ballot, Nov. 8, 2016, have the signatures they need, but not the support of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Visit Independent Map Amendment to check their progress as they aim to create a nonpartisan 11-member board and “a system where the voters choose their representatives instead of the representatives choosing their voters.”
Other questions will be on the November ballot, too. Click Here for Nov. 8, 2016, Ballot Info.
How money walks!
One website, How Money Walks, shows how citizens have been moving from state to state, county to county for the last decade. Which states are winning and losing?
Share with kids!
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has launched an initiative to teach children about government: www.iCivics.org.
Here’s a Web site that can teach youngsters about the U.S. Constitution: http://www.constitutionalchampions.org/
Share with all ages!
What is a Democrat?
What is a Republican?
What is a libertarian, small “l”? According to folks at the CATO Institute, “libertarianism is a philosophy of peace, freedom, toleration, and individual rights.”
As David Boaz wrote in his work titled Libertarianism: A Primer, “Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others.”
Those ideals have played an important role for all advocates of freedom throughout American history.
Libertarians have been fighting ignorance, superstition, privilege and power for centuries. Libertarians reject bigotry and advocate equal rights for every individual.
For more, visit www.cato.org
What is No Labels?
Political Parties in the U.S.
What is the Democrat Party?
What is the Republican Party?
What is the Libertarian Party?
What is the Green Party?
What is the Constitution Party?
The first three political parties listed here (The five listed seat the most candidates.) will have candidates on the ballots in all 50 states in the United States Presidential Election of 2016 on Nov. 8. Candidates representing an array of other political parties of varying popularity will be on some ballots in some states.
If you need to register to vote or update your voting address, please note websites or phone numbers for procedures and locations.
Important Contact Information:
DuPage County Residents – 630-407-5600 http://www.dupageelections.com
Will County Residents – 815-740-4620 http://www.willcountyillinois.com
Residents who will be out of the area on March 18, 2014, for the General Primary Election can cast an absentee ballot by mail. College students or those who will be out of town for an extended period of time can call their County office to obtain an application for an absentee ballot. The County will then handle the entire voting process by mail.
Residents who will be in town early can take ad- vantage of the State of Illinois’ newly launched Early Voting initiative. Registered voters with a valid drivers license or photo ID card can vote early at the following locations:DuPage County Residents Naperville Municipal Center 400 S. Eagle, Naperville Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM to 4:30PM, Sat 9AM – noon DuPage County Election Commission 421 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM to 4:30PM, d Sun, 8AM to 12PM Will County Residents Naperville Municipal Center 400 S. Eagle, Naperville Hours: Mon – Fri 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 9 AM to 12 PM or Will County Clerk’s Office 302 N Chicago Street, Joliet Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 9 AM to 12
LOCAL STORIES & COMMENTARYIn the News / In Print & Online Daily Herald Naperville Sun / Chicago Tribune Positively Naperville / Government Hot Issues / Hot Topics (Linked upon request) Quality Education 203 – QE203 Naperville Smart Meter Awareness City Council Watch Dog
OTHER RESOURCES(Linked upon request) The American Thinker The Cato Institute Foreign Affairs Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Naperville Public Library Government Page Patriot Post Huffington Post www.downsizinggovernment.org Stupid Frogs Thomas Sowell Illinois Is Broke Real Budget Reform Now U.S. Constitution No Labels (Do What’s Best for America) The Dreyfuss Initiative Tom G. Palmer Heritage Foundation Opinionated But Right
LOCAL MEDIADaily Herald Naperville Sun / Chicago Tribune Positively Naperville / Government
LOCAL BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, MEETINGS & HOW YOU CAN JOIN THEM
The Mayor and Naperville City Council extend an invitation to the residents of Naperville who’d like to serve one of the boards and commissions.
Naperville residents looking to get more involved in their community can volunteer to serve on one of the city’s more than 15 boards and commissions. Appointments are typically reserved for Naperville residents and are made by the Mayor and City Council based on experience and interest.
Interested residents can submit an application letter, a copy of their resume, and a completed application for consideration to:
Naperville Municipal Center, Mayor’s Office P.O. Box 3020 Naperville, Illinois, 60566.Residents can also complete an application on the city’s Web site at www.naperville.il.us. To learn more about the city’s different boards and commissions, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (630) 420-6018.
To serve on one of the following city boards and commissions contact the Naperville Mayor’s Office. Meeting times are subject to change.
First Wednesday of every month at 7PM
Third Monday of every month at 7PM
One Wednesday a month at 7PM
Meets second Thursday of March, June, and September, and December, 3PM
One Tuesday a month at 7PM
Fourth Thursday of each month at 7PM
Four times a year
First and third Wednesdays of every month at 7PM, and fourth Wednesday as necessary
Second Wednesday of every month at 7:30AM
First Wednesday of every month at 7PM
First Saturday of every month at 8AM
Second Tuesday of every month at 7PM
Quality Education 203 – QE203 (Q&A 2011)
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