Village of Addison
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison IL 60101-2786

(630) 543-4100

Mayor Larry Hartwig
Clerk Lucille Zucchero

Village Trustees:
Tom Hundley
Sylvia Layne
William Lynch
Joe McDermott
Harry Theodore
Richard Veenstra

Village Manager
Joseph Block ........................ 693-7503

Assistant Village Manager
John Berley .......................... 693-7532

Human Resources .............. 693-7504

Water Billing ...................... 693-7570

Community Development
Engineering, zoning,
building permits, code enforcement
............................................. 693-7530

Community Relations
Cable television, website, special events ............................................  693-7550

Public Works
Streets, water, tree trimming, branch pickup .................................. 620-2020

Environmental Services
Recycling, sewer backups, flood control ............................................. 279-2140

Police (Non-Emergency)
Traffic violations, crime prevention programs, stray animals ......... 543-3080




Village of Addison eNewsletter

February 2012


Regular Features

Village Employees of the Month

News Blurbs

A Bit of Addison History

Important Links

From the Desk of
Mayor Larry Hartwig


Many times, when voters see a referendum issue on the ballot, their assumption is that someone is asking to raise their taxes, and their reflex is vote to "no."


The March 20 primary election ballot will indeed see a referendum question, but this one is designed to possibly allow for a cost savings for residents.  The issue has to do with offering an Electric Aggregation Program to our residents.


ComEd is the only company that distributes electricity in Illinois, through the wires, poles, and other equipment.  But for some time now, residents in Illinois have had the option of choosing a different company to supply the electricity.  This often results in a cost savings to the customer.


Electric Aggregation allows customers to band together to negotiate a lower price with a supplier.  The Village Board has placed this issue on the ballot, asking residents if they would like to do just that.  If the referendum passes, Addison would enter into a one year contract with Integrys Energy Services, allowing residents to hopefully see a cost savings on their electric bill.


The program will not be forced upon anyone.  If the referendum passes to place this program into effect, residents will still be able to make the choice for their individual household.


This is a complicated issue, one which I encourage all of you to investigate fully before casting your ballot. I hope you will attend a informational meeting on this topic on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall Boardroom. This meeting will also air on Addison Community Television. A second meeting will be held at the Henry Hyde Resource Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.


Additional educational information is available by calling 877-549-9184 or by visiting and click “News Bulletins.”



A Bit of Addison History


The area referred to as Dunklee’s Grove on this map was named after Hezekiah Dunklee of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, who, along with Mason Smith of Potsdam, New York, staked large claims of timber and bordering prairie land on this site in September, 1833.

The following spring Hezekiah’s brother, Ebenezer, and his family arrived in the Dunklee’s Grove area, and Hezekiah’s own family arrived later that summer.  Altogether about a dozen German immigrant families made their home in Dunklee’s Grove between 1835 and 1837.  Approximately half that number of families came from New York and Vermont around the same time and settled there also. 

The Dunklees planted three barrels of frozen apples in the spring of 1836, and had what was probably the first orchard in DuPage County.  In June, 1847 a disastrous hail storm swept across the northern portion of DuPage County, stripping fruit from the trees in the Dunklee orchard and leveling or uprooting half the crops.  This unfortunate event led to the founding in 1852 of the Addison Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company, which is the oldest mutual fire insurance company in Illinois.  Three years later, when Illinois farmers were just beginning to plant fruit trees, the Dunklees were reported to be selling $600 worth of apples annually.

Information for this article was taken from “DuPage County, a Descriptive and Historical Guide,” which is a part of the American Guide Series, Federal Writers’ Project.  For further information, visit the Addison Historical Museum, 135 Army Trail Road, open Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Phone:  (630) 628-1433.  email:

News Blurbs

Fullerton Ave. Bridge Closed

The Fullerton Avenue Bridge over Salt Creek is completely closed to traffic until further notice.

An Addison Township Highway Department project to reconstruct is still in the engineering phase. The project is scheduled for 2013.

Access in and out of the subdivision is limited to the frontage road of Illinois Route 83.


Voters Information

The next General Primary Election will be held Tuesday, March 20.

 Presidential, Congressional, State and County primary candidates will be chosen, and local proposition questions will be decided.

The deadline to register to vote for this election is Tuesday, Feb. 21.  For information, call the Village Clerk at 543-4100.

Early Voting for the election begins Monday, Feb. 27.  For times and locations, visit the DuPage Election Commission website.


‘Ask Mayor Hartwig’

Mayor Larry Hartwig will make his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television’s  “Before the Board” program on Monday, Feb. 6 to answer questions from viewers during the live broadcast.

Tune in at 6 p.m., and call the phone number on your screen to speak with the Mayor about your question or concern.

Or email your questions before or during the program to

Addison Community Television appears on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and can be seen streaming live here.


Holiday Lights Recycling

The Village of Addison has partnered with Elgin Recycling to provide a drop box for recycling holiday lights.  The box is located at the Addison Recycling Center, 711 N. Addison Road, and will be available from Thanksgiving through February, 2012.

Lights that will be accepted include:  Mini Lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc.  All colors and lengths will be accepted.  Garland, live greens, wreaths, or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program. 

The Center is open from 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 8 am to 11 am on Saturday.  It is closed on Sundays and holidays.

For more information please call the Environmental Services Division of Public Works at (630) 279-2140, or Elgin Recycling at (847) 741-4100.



Village Employee of the Month

Clois Wayne Doron, Jr.
Public Maintenance Worker II
Public Works Department

January 2012

Wayne Doron has been a Village of Addison Employee for 11 years and has worked in the Sewer Division of the Public Works Department. Wayne is responsible for maintaining the Village Sewer and Water System.

Wayne has 2 children, daughter Samantha is 11 years old and son Tyler is 6.

Wayne’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and attending sporting events. In his spare time Wayne enjoys coaching his daughter’s softball team and son Tyler’s hockey team.

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