Village of Addison
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison IL 60101-2786


Mayor Larry Hartwig
Clerk Lucille Zucchero

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

Village Manager
Joe Block ................................... 630-693-7503

Assistant Village Manager
John Berley ................................ 630-693-7532

Human Resources ................... 630-693-7504

Water Billing .............................. 630-693-7570

Community Development
Engineering, zoning, building permits, code enforcement ...............................630-693-7330

Community Relations
Cable television, website, media relations, special events ........................... 630-693-7550

Public Works
Streets, water, tree trimming, branch pickup ...........................................630-620-2020

Environmental Services
Recycling, waste removal, sewer backups, flood control ............................... 630-279-2140

Police (Non-Emergency)
Traffic violations, crime prevention programs, stray animals .........630-543-3080



Village of Addison eNewsletter

July 2012

In this issue

'Rock 'N Wheels' every Thursday

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

A Bit of Addison History

News Blurbs

Important Links

MayorFrom the Desk of
Mayor Larry Hartwig

Last September, I used this space to announce to residents that the wait was finally over, and work was about to begin on the highly anticipated Illinois Route 53 construction project. But I know to many residents, it seems like it's been going on a lot longer.

After a mild winter, we were initially optimistic that the project might be ahead of schedule. But as with any project, unforeseen obstacles have a tendency to crop up.

On June 26, the scheduled concrete pour had to be aborted after a short time. While frustrating, we are grateful that the problems were caught early, ensuring that quality of the project will be upheld.

That portion of the project has tentatively been rescheduled for Friday, July 6. We will do our best to keep residents informed, especially those who live nearby who will have limited access to their driveways. Watch the lighted signs in that area, as well as your inbox for eBlasts from the Village.

Meanwhile, other portions of the project are progressing. Utility replacements along the east side of of Route 53 is nearly completed. Sound walls along the east side have begun to reduce road noise in the residential neighborhoods, and installation will continue throughout the summer.

The temporary signals have been installed at the south entrance to Walmart, and should be operating in late July. Temporary signals have also been installed at the intersections at Lake Street and at Army Trail. Left turns may now be made on a green arrow only.

The rebuilding of the intersection of Route 53 and Lake Street is still several months away. That will be undertaken after the Ryder Cup in September.

As always, I thank all our residents for their continued patience with this Illinois Department of Transportation project. Please remember to be safe and courteous while driving through the construction zone. And remind yourself that when this is over, it will be a benefit to all of us!

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Larry Hartwig


WindmillA Bit of Addison History

August Conrad Heinrich Weber was born in Addison Township on March 5, 1855. He was the son of Johann Heinrich Weber and Catharine Magdalene Fiene.

At age 25 August built a home at 211 E. Lake St. at a cost of $3,500.

The following year he married Henrietta Louise Emmeline Boeske. They had a daughter, Helene Emma Marie Weber, two years later.

Henrietta died when Helene was four years old, and the following year August married Melinda Marquardt. It appears that August and Melinda had two children, Nora M. and Arthur William Adolph Weber.

August Conrad
Heinrich Weber

Six years later, August was elected the third Village President of Addison and served for two years. He was re-elected two years later to another two-year term, and then served as Village President for four more years from 1911-1915.

Until 1898, village meetings were held in the Weber-Rotermund store, which was located between the Weber residence and the home of the Edward Rotermund family, which was just west of the store. Edward Rotermund had been Addison’s second Village President.

During August Weber’s second term, Addison’s first village hall was built a block west of the Weber-Rotermund store at 105 E. Lake St.

In addition to being the Village President, August Weber also served on the Board of Control of the Addison Teachers College from 1896 to 1908, and was one of the founders of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Addison.

He had a farm that was located south of Fullerton Ave. and east of Addison Road, as well as half a dozen greenhouses, where he raised asters and other flowers. He also owned a general store at the northeast corner of Lake Street and Addison Road.

He died at the age of 77 in 1933. More than thirty years after his death the Weber home became a tavern called “The Big House.”

According to a listing for it in a 1968 telephone directory it had a “gay nineties atmosphere and the spirit of old town.” Food was served daily and there were Dixieland sessions every Friday and Saturday.

The exterior of the building was painted pink at the time, and it was later demolished in 1974.

The home at 211 E. Lake Street was built by August Weber in 1885, and was demolished in 1974.

John BrechinEmployee of the Month

Alicia Villarreal
Clerk Typist
Police Department
June 2012

Alicia Villareal has been a Village of Addison Clerk Typist for the Records Department in the Police Department for 6 years.

She runs the Administrative Adjudication Program, processes warrants, and takes part in the Denver Boot Program, Post-Tow Hearings and our local Field Court.

Alicia has two daughters, Crystal, 19 and Cecilia, who is 14.

Her hobbies include gardening, listening to music and dancing. In her spare time Alicia enjoys spending time with her daughters, working out and playing word games on her phone.

News Blurbs

'Ask Mayor Hartwig' Live July 2

Mayor Larry Hartwig makes his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television's Before the Board program on Monday, July 2 to answer questions from residents.

Tune in to the live broadcast at 6 p.m., and call in with a question or concern to speak to the Mayor on the air. Or email your question before or during the program to

Addison Community Television airs on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and is streamed live here.

Miss Addison Scholarship Pageant

Applications for the 2012 Miss Addison Scholarship Pageant will be accepted until Monday, July 2. Young women between the ages of 17 and 21 who are Addison residents may apply. Scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded.

The Miss Addison Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, July 25 in the Village Hall rotunda. The public is invited to attend, as the contestants compete in the fashion portion, as well as the question and answer portion with the judges.

Holiday Hours

Village of Addison offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will re-open for normal business at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 5.

The Addison Police Department is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Community Relations Department staff member David Baker, WD9GWC, works the radio at the York Radio Club's "Field Day" on June 23 in Elmhurst. Learn more about the York Radio Club and amateur radio on Addiscene the week of July 3.

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