Naperville Government Guide

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 board-members@ipsd.org.
Send comments to administrators of School District 204 & Superintendent Dr. Karen Sullivan at 204-info@ipsd.org
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)
SenatorTomJohnson@gmail.com
(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)
dillard@kdillard.com
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: senatorconnelly21@gmail.com.
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)
mike.fortner@sbcglobal.net
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: repsandack@gmail.com
 
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 comments@whitehouse.gov.
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)

Township Precinct Committeemen will not be posted. Visit your Township Web site for information/results.Flags on Rotary Hill

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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Next Gubernatorial Election / See 2014 Election & Voter’s Guide

Tues., Nov. 4, 2014

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 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

VOTER REGISTRATION

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.

ABSENTEE VOTING

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.

Advisory Commission on Persons with Disabilities

First Wednesday of every month at 7PM

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board

Third Monday of every month at 7PM

Board of Library Trustees

One Wednesday a month at 7PM

Building Review Board

Emergency Telephone System Board

Meets second Thursday of March, June, and September, and December, 3PM

Fair Housing Advisory Commission

One Tuesday a month at 7PM

Historic Sites Commission

Fourth Thursday of each month at 7PM

Naper Settlement Museum Board

Four times a year

Plan Commission

First and third Wednesdays of every month at 7PM, and fourth Wednesday as necessary

Riverwalk Commission

Second Wednesday of every month at 7:30AM

Sister Cities Commission

First Wednesday of every month at 7PM

Transportation Advisory Board (TAB)

First Saturday of every month at 8AM

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Second Tuesday of every month at 7PM

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Democratic Party of Wheatland Township

DuPage Democrats

DuPage Republicans

Green Party

Illinois Democrats

Illinois Green Party

Illinois Republicans

League of Women Voters

Lisle Township Democratic Organization

Lisle Township Republican Organization

Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee (Endorsements 2011)

Naperville Township Democratic Organization

Naperville Township Republicans

National Democratic Party

Naperville Voter Education League

NapervilleTEAPatriots (Endorsements 2011)

Operation Turn DuPage Blue

Quality Education 203 – QE203 (Q&A 2011)

Republican National Committee

Wheatland Township Republican Org

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.

Eligibility

Individuals or groups nominated for the Democracy in Action Award will have been instrumental in an activity such as one of the following:

  • Creating a forum for information -gathering on a public issue of significance to the Naperville area community
  • Facilitating and encouraging civic participation through voter registration or some other initiative
  • Providing balanced education opportunities to further informed decision-making
  • Instituting processes that welcome citizens’ involvement and input
  • Creating an inclusive climate that encourages civil discourse on public matter

Selection Process

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:

League of Women Voters

1520 Aberdeen Court

Naperville, IL 60564

Questions? Call 820-0255.

For more information about LWV, visit their website: http://naperville.il.lwv.org

 

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