Above / Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, is located along the DuPage River in downtown Naperville. City Council meetings and workshops as well as City board and commission meetings are held in the Municipal Center, aka “City Hall.” (PN File Photo, 2016)
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Get to know elected officials. Become acquainted with the public policies they propose and advance. Watch public meetings whenever possible to avoid hearsay.
The Naperville community seeks reasonable, responsible women and men to serve during every election cycle. Pay attention and consider the opportunity to serve.
The next General “Mid-Term” Election is Tues., Nov. 8, 2022.
The next Consolidated Election is Tues., April 4, 2023.
TOWNSHIPSSix (6) Townships serve Naperville Township Trustees and elected officials are not posted here. Visit individual township websites for information about township government and how six townships serve Naperville. Thanks. 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.
COUNTYNaperville is located in two (2) counties: DuPAGE COUNTY (Find all DuPage County officials listed.) WILL COUNTY (Find all Will County officials listed.)
SPRINGFIELDSTATE OF ILLINOIS
WASHINGTONU.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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CITY OF NAPERVILLECity of Naperville Naperville Municipal Center / 400 S. Eagle Street City Manager Doug Krieger Mayor Steve Chirico – Send comments to: Chiricos@naperville.il.us City Council – Send comments to: Council@naperville.il.us For direct email to City Council members, use last name and first initial @naperville.il.us. 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). Council meetings and workshops also stream online from the City’s (click here) website. Council meetings also are saved online in the City’s archive for future viewing. Patty Gustin* Paul Hinterlong* Ian Holzhauer Patrick Kelly* Paul Leong Benny White Theresa Sullivan* Jennifer Bruzan Taylor *Term ends 2023 / All other terms end 2025. 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 limits on its 4-year term. From now on, offices of mayor and city council member are limited to three terms.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS & 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, Kristine Gericke*, Donna Wandke, Charles Cush, Joe Kozminski*, Tony Casey* and Amanda McMillen. http://www.naperville203.org/board/Members.asp *Term ends 2023 / All other terms end 2025. Four-year terms are not limited. Send comments to administrators of School District 203 & Superintendent Dan Bridges at http://www.naperville203.org/contacts/comment-form.asp School District 204 Dr. Adrian Talley, Superintendent of Indian Prairie School District 204. Send your comments to members of the School District 204 Board of Education: President Laurie Donahue, Natasha Grover*, Mark Rising*, Justin Karubas* and Susan Demming, Allison Fosdick and Supna Jain at firstname.lastname@example.org. *Term ends 2023 / All other terms end 2025. Four-year terms are not limited. Send comments to administrators of School District 204 & Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley 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 Brad Wilson Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners: Rich Janor*, Marie Todd*, Josh McBroom*, Rhonda Ansier, Mary Gibson, Leslie Ruffing and Alison Thompson *Term ends 2023 / All other terms end 2025. Four-year terms are not limited. Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency and special taxing district serving the recreation needs of its residents. Watch NPD Board of Commissioner meetings live streaming online or saved in the NPD archive. (Note: Much input and planning happen during committee meetings and workshops in advance of NPD Board of Commissioners meetings.)
DuPage County / WheatonDuPage County Board DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (R) DuPage County Board (District 5) – Serving Naperville Dawn DeSart (D) Amy Chavez (D) (Recently announced plans to resign effective Aug. 16, 2022) Sadia Covert (D) DuPage County Board (District 3) Brian J. Krajewski(R) John Curran (R) Gary Grasso (R) DuPage Forest Preserve President of Forest Preserve Daniel Hebreard (D) DuPage County Forest Preserve District 5 – Serving Naperville Barbara O’Meara (D) DuPage County Forest Preserve District 3 Steven Leopoldo (D) DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick (R) DuPage County Judicial 2nd Appellate Ann Jorgensen* (R) 2nd Appellate Mary S. Schostok (R) 18th Circuit Ron Sutter (R) DuPage County Treasurer Gwen Henry (R) DuPage County Auditor Bill White (D) DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek (D)
Will County / Joliet
Will County Board (District 11)Michelle “Mimi” Cowan (D) Julie Anne Berkowicz (R) Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley (D) Will County Clerk Lauren Staley-Ferry (D) Will County Treasurer Timothy M. Brophe (D) 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)
State of Illinois / SpringfieldIllinois Governor / Lieutenant Governor J. B. Pritzker (D) Juliana Stratton (D) Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul (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 How to find your representative: scroll down to additional resources: click on legislator lookup
Illinois State SenatorsState Senator Laura Ellman (D) 21st District (firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-453-5488) State Senator Linda Holmes (D) 42nd District Springfield Office: 129 Capitol Building, Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0422 District Office: 76 S. LaSalle St., Unit 202, Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 801-8985 John F. Curran (R) 41st District Springfield Office: Senator 41st District 105A Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706. Phone: (217) 782-9407 District Office: 1011 State St. Suite 210, Lemont, IL 60439. Phone: (630) 914-5733. FAX (630) 796-2658 Janet Yang Rohr (D-41) Springfield Office: 284-S Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706 District Office: 475 River Bend Road, Suite 500, Naperville, IL 60540. Phone: 630-296-4157 or email@example.com Stephanie Kifowit (D-84) Springfield Office: 200-S3 Stratton Building, Springfield, IL 62706. Phone: (217) 782-8028 District Office: 1677 Montgomery Rd #116, Aurora, IL 60504. Phone: (630) 585-1308
Washington, D.C.Federal Government Firstgov: federal government official web portal Bill Foster (D) 11th Congressional District 2113 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-1311
Phone: (202) 225-3515 District Offices: Aurora. 2711 E New York Street. Suite 204. Aurora, IL 60502. Phone: (630) 585-7672. Joliet. 815 N. Larkin Avenue.2711 E New York St #204, Phone: (630) 585-7672 Sean Thomas Casten (D) 6th Congressional District 2440 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-1311
Phone: (202) 225-4561
Phone: (202) 225-2976 District Offices: Crystal Lake Office, 300 Commerce Drive, Suite 700, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Phone: (630) 549-2190
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (POTUS)President Joe Biden (D) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Vice President Kamala Harris (D)
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 continue 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, 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 for NPD links featured)
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
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 educates about the law to teach youngsters about the U.S. Constitution.
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.) had candidates on the ballots in all 50 states in the United States Presidential Election of 2016. Candidates representing an array of other political parties of varying popularity were 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 Election Day 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 advantage 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: 8AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday / 9AM to noon Sunday DuPage County Election Commission, 421 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday / 8AM to Noon Saturday and Sunday Will County Residents Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle, Naperville Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday / 9AM to Noon Saturday or Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N Chicago Street, Joliet Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday / 9AM to Noon Saturday
LOCAL STORIES & COMMENTARYIn the News / In Print & Online Daily Herald Naperville Sun / Chicago Tribune Positively Naperville / Government Hot Issues / Hot Topics / Submitted by local residents (Linked upon request) Quality Education 203 – QE203 Naperville Smart Meter Awareness City Council Watch Dog
OTHER RESOURCES / SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT(Linked upon request) Better Government Association (Illinois Fact-Checker) The Invictus Mind Podcast The American Thinker The Cato Institute Foreign Affairs Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Naperville Public Library Organization & Leaders / Local Government Patriot Post Huffington Post www.downsizinggovernment.org Stupid Frogs Thomas Sowell U.S. Constitution No Labels (Do What’s Best for America) The Dreyfuss Initiative Tom G. Palmer Heritage Foundation Opinionated But Right Illinois Policy (Contact Elected State Officials)
LOCAL MEDIADaily Herald Naperville Sun / Chicago Tribune Better Government Association (Illinois Fact-Checker) 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 with City Council approval 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
Editor’s Note / Scroll down to the black field of this page for an index featuring other posts and categories you might like on this website.
Errors and dead links that need editing on this website are not intended. We regret errors. We aim to be as inclusive as possible. Some links deny access from other websites.
If a link to a public official’s website is disengaged, it’s because that individual has not checked this page to inform us of the need to update it. And that’s OK. Not everybody’s interested.
That said, this online page of information is presented with compliments of this web editor trying to urge the community to know its local government and elected officials with liberty and justice for all. Thanks for reading.
List of updates since originally posted on June 11, 2016 / May 10, 2019 / Nov. 8, 2020 / May 10, 2021 / August 12, 2022 / September 9, 2022.
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