GOVERNMENT OFFICES – Local matters most!CITY OF NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIPS / Six (6) Townships serve Naperville: DuPage County (Four Townships) 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 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.?NAPERVILLE ELECTED OFFICIALS CITY OF NAPERVILLE ELECTED OFFICIALS Mayor’s Office Mayor George Pradel City Council Meets first & third Tuesdays most months, 7 PM (Check the community calendar 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 Steve Chirico Robert Fieseler Paul Hinterlong Douglas Krause Joe McElroy Grant Wehrli Dave Wentz SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS School District 203 Dan Bridges, Superintendent of District 203. Send your comments to members of the School District 203 Board of Education: President Jackie Romberg, Mike Jaensch, Suzyn Price, Susan Crotty, Terry Fielden, Kristin Fitzgerald and Donna Wandke. http://www.naperville203.org/board/Members.asp 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. (Former Superintendent Kathy Birkett retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.) Send your comments to members of the School District 204 Board of Education: President Lori Price, Cathy Piehl, Mark Rising, Benjamin White, Mike Raczak, Maria Curry, Justin Karubas at [email protected]. Send comments to administrators of School District 204 & Superintendent Dr. Karen Sullivan at [email protected] DuPage Regional Office of Education Illinois State Board of Education U.S. Department of Education PARK AND FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICTS Naperville Park District / 320 West Jackson / (630) 848-5000 Executive Director Ray McGury Board of Commissioners: President Mike Reilly, Ron Ory, Rich Janor, Kirstin Young, Bill Eagan, Gerry Heide, and Marie Todd Naperville Park District DuPage County Forest Preserve District DUPAGE COUNTY / WHEATON DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (R) DuPage County Board (District 5) Tonia Jane Khouri (R) Jim Healy (R) Tony Michelassi (D) DuPage County Board (District 3) Brian J. Krajewski(R) John Curran (R) Gary Grasso (R) DuPage County Forest Preserve District 5 Mary Lou Wehrli (R) DuPage County Forest Preserve District 3 Steven Leopoldo (D) Will County Board (District 11) Suzanne Hart (R) Charles “Chuck” Maher (R) STATE OF ILLINOIS / SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY How to find your representative: scroll down to additional resources: click on legislator lookup ILLINOIS STATE SENATORS Tom Johnson (R-48) [email protected] (630) 682-8100 1725 S. Naperville Rd, Suite 200 Wheaton, IL 60189 or P.O. Box 567 Wheaton, IL 60198 (630) 682-8100 or 103A State Capitol Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 782.8022 Kirk Dillard (R-24)k (Resigned seat / appointment to come) [email protected] 1 South Cass Ave. Ste 201 Westmont, IL 60559 (630) 969-0990 fax: 630-969-1007 or 119-D State House Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 782-8148 Mike Connelly (R) 21st District District Office: 1725 S. Naperville Road, Suite 200, Wheaton, IL 60189 (630) 682-8101. His aide is Kim Brondyke. E-mail: [email protected]. Springfield Office: M103E State House Springfield, IL 62706 (217-782-8192). His aide is Dawn Huddleston. www.senatorconnelly.org. Linda Holmes (D) 42nd District ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVES Mike Fortner (R-49) [email protected] 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) Darlene Senger (R) 41st District Springfield Office: 214-N Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 782-6507 District Office: Northern Trust Bank Building Water Street at Main Street Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 219-3090 Dupage County Ron Sandack (R) 81st District Springfield Office: 632 Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 782-6578 District Office: 633 Rogers St. Suite 103 Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630) 737-0504 Email: [email protected] Stephanie Kifowit (D) 84th District Springfield Office: Tom Cross (R-84) http://www.joincross.com/issues/contentview. asp?c=12230 530 W. Lockport St. Suite 204 Plainfield, IL 60544 (815) 254-0000 (815) 609-3994 FAX 316 or Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 (217) 782-1331 (217) 782-7012 FAX Governor Patrick Quinn CONTACT GOVERNOR QUINN WASHINGTON, D.C. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Firstgov: federal governent official web portal U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 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 Phone:(630) 585-7672 Randy Hultgren (R) 14th Congressional District 427 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-2976 Peter Roskam (R) 6th Congressional District 2700 International Drive Sutei 304 West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 232-0006 U.S. SENATE Senator Dick Durbin (D) http://durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm 332 Dirksen SOB Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2152 or 230 S. Dearborn Ste. 3892 Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 353-4952 fax 312-353-0150 Senator Mark Kirk Senator_MarkKirk@Kirk.Senate.Gov 523 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 DC Phone: 202-224-2854 or Chicago Senate Office Kluczynski Federal Building230 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60604(312) 886-3506 or Springfield Senate Office 607 East Adams, Suite 1520, Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 492-5089 President Barack Obama 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 protected]. Vice President Joe Biden Illinois Governor / Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn (D) Sheila Simon (D) Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (D) Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (R) Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford (R) DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin (R) Dupage County Board District 5 Tonia Jane Khouri (R) Jim Healy (R) Tony Michelassi (D) DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba* (R) DuPage County Judicial 2nd Appellate Ann Jorgensen* (R) 2nd Appellate Mary S. Schostok (R) 18th Circuit Ron Sutter (R) DuPage County Clerk Gwen Henry (R) DuPage Forest Preserve President of Forest Preserve D. Dewey Pierotti (R) Will County Board District 3 Ann Dralle (R) Suzanne Hart (R) Laurie McPhillips (R) Will County Sheriff Paul J. Kaupas (R) Will County 12th Judicial Subcircuit One Robert P. Livas (R) Subcircuit Three Ray Nash (R) Subcircuit Four Wayne M. Kwiat, Sr. (R) Subcircuit Five Barbara N. ‘Bobbi’ Petrungaro (R) Subcircuit Five (B) Raymond E. (Ray) Rossi (R)
Watch School District 204 Board Meetings and more streaming on demand at www.204TV.org.
Watch City Council 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.
“One of this system’s greatest features is the ability for residents to quickly and efficiently access both the video and accompanying documentation for a particular agenda item,” City Clerk Pam LaFeber said. “You can view these items side-by-side, which helps a person better understand the discussion taking place. This can all be done from the comfort of your home.”
One of the key features of the system allows residents to quickly access the portion of the meeting they are interested in seeing. If residents missed watching the meeting live, with a click of the mouse they can view archived meetings. When you click on your agenda item of interest, the corresponding video will load and begin playing. An item of interest can be viewed without having to view the rest of the meeting.
“This is an extremely valuable service for someone like me who follows the council’s activities but has satellite service and therefore can’t receive WCNC,” Naperville Area Homeowners Association Associate Director Thom Higgins said. “Being able to watch council meetings in real time on my computer, especially coupled with the ability to access the agenda items displayed on the same screen, is invaluable. The system takes the concept of open government into the 21st century by making council meetings so easily accessible, an important concept which the Homeowners Confederation applauds.”
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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?
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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 the Green Party?
What is No Labels?
Why be an educated voter?
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” —Plato
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
“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
Important Contact Information:
DuPage County Residents – 630-407-5600 http://www.dupageelections.com
Will County Residents – 815-740-4620 http://www.willcountyillinois.com
IF YOU NEED TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR UPDATE YOUR VOTING ADDRESS, PLEASE SEE THE ABOVE WEB SITES OR PHONE NUMBERS FOR PROCEDURES AND LOCATIONS.
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.
NEW: EARLY VOTING
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 Hot Issues / Hot Topics Quality Education 203 – QE203Naperville 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 LOCAL BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, MEETINGS & HOW YOU CAN JOIN THEM
The Mayor and Naperville City Council once again would like to extend an exciting invitation to the residents of Naperville. The city is looking for community members to serve on several boards and commissions.
Naperville residents, who are 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 a letter, a copy of their resume, and a completed application for consideration to:
Naperville Municipal Center, Mayor’s OfficeP.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.
The following city boards and commissions are currently looking for new members. 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
Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee (Endorsements 2011)
NapervilleTEAPatriots (Endorsements 2011)
Quality Education 203 – QE203 (Q&A 2011)
The Rosemary Martin Democracy in Action AwardPurpose of the Award
Democracy has flourished in the United States in great part because of the commitment of citizens at the grassroots level. Now more than ever, Americans are aware of the value we place on this system that pairs freedom with responsibility.The League of Women Voters was formed out of the struggle to extend the rights of democracy and the full stature and power of citizenship.
Knowing that rights must be exercised to reach their full value, the League continues to encourage citizens to take an active role in their government at all levels. Therefore, beginning in 2006, the League of Women Voters annually will honor a Naperville area resident, group, organization, or governing body for carrying out an initiative or program that furthers the effective participation of citizens in government.
The award itself honors the memory of Rosemary Martin, a lifelong resident who through sustained personal commitment made a difference in our community. As a long-time leader in the League of Women Voters, Rosemary demonstrated her belief in the principle that people can and should make their voices heard in the public decision-making process, and she set an example with her positive outlook, unquestioned integrity, creativity, intelligence, and sound judgment. The League is happy to recognize her legacy by honoring those who make democracy strong right here in our community.
Individuals or groups nominated for the Democracy in Action Award will have been instrumental in an activity such as one of the following:
The League solicits nominations from residents in the Naperville area. A review committee composed of League members, and others from time to time, will evaluate the nominations and select the recipient. The award will be announced at the League’s annual State of the Community Dinner.
Deadline for nominations: February 15. To make a nomination for the Rosemary Martin Democracy in Action Award, fill out the form attached and return it to:
1520 Aberdeen Court
Naperville, IL 60564
Questions? Call 820-0255.
For more information about LWV, visit their website: http://naperville.il.lwv.org