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

June 2011


In This Issue

Carson & Barnes Circus Returns

Smart 911 Now Available

Summer Events Preview

Regular Features

Village Employees of the Month

News Blurbs

A Bit of Addison History

Important Links

From the Desk of
Mayor Larry Hartwig


The State Legislature has adjourned for the summer, and won't return until its Veto Session in October. Thankfully, no changes regarding municipalities' share of the State Income Tax were acted upon.


As the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus' Executive Board Chair, I, along with many of my fellow mayors, spent the past month or so getting the word out about this unfair proposal.  We urged residents to contact legislators voicing their disapproval.  I want to thank everyone who did so – for now, at least, our voices have been heard.


We all know that the State of Illinois' financial situation is dire.  The economy has hit all forms of government, though, and it has been our position that they must solve their problems the same way other taxing bodies have solved theirs – by cutting spending. 


By attempting to lower the share of the State Income Tax that is due to municipalities through the Local Government

Watch an interview with area mayors, including Mayor Larry Hartwig, about the importance of the Local Government Distribution Fund

 Distributive Fund, the State would have taken away money that belonged to cities and villages, and would force them to make up those revenues by raising taxes and fees to their residents.


We are grateful that our legislators made the right choice, at least for now.  We will continue to work with them wherever we can.  And we will keep our residents informed whenever proposals are made that threaten to increase the burden on our residents.



Carson & Barnes Circus Returns This Summer

Service Organizations, Churches Fundraise Through Ticket Sales

Tickets are now available for the Carson & Barnes Circus, returning to Addison for seven shows, Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21.

The Biggest Big Top in North America will go up behind Indian Trail Junior High, at 222 N. Kennedy Drive.  Parking will be available on Friendship Plaza near Village Hall, as well as at Green Meadow Shopping Center.

“Last year’s performances by Carson & Barnes were very, very entertaining, and I think anyone who came felt they got their money’s worth,” said Mayor Larry Hartwig.  “We are very glad they are coming back to Addison this summer.”

Super Saver Tickets are now available for $25, admitting 2 adults and 3 children (age 2-11) to any show.  Individual tickets are also available for $10.

At the gate, tickets will be available for $22 for adults and $10 per child, so be sure to purchase your tickets right away!  Several service organizations and churches will have tickets available.  They are also for sale during normal business hours at Village Hall.

Those who wish to purchase tickets with a credit card can do so online here through PayPal. 

Shows will be held on Friday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.


A Bit of Addison History

“The famous old tavern, known as the “Buckhorn,” was opened in the year 1837, by Charles H. Hoit.   It stood on the old Chicago and Galena stage road, two miles east of Salt Creek, on the farm now owned by Louis Luessenhof (near the present-day intersection of Grand Avenue and York Road).  A few years later two more taverns were opened on the same road one just west of Salt Creek, where the village of Addison now is located.  It was know as the Salt Creek House.  The other one, a mile east of the Salt Creek House on the Boroman place, on the hill on the south side of the road, was on the farm now owned by George A. Fischer.  These taverns were well patronized in the early days, until the completion of the Chicago & Galena Union Railroad in 1848.  Before that time all traffic between Chicago and Galena was over the stage road.  The lead from the mines at Galena, the farm products and merchandise had to be hauled by teams, generally drawn by oxen.

“It was about this time that the creek running through the town received its name.  It is said that a teamster, named John Reid, whose business was hauling of lead from Galena to Chicago, on one of his return trips, was conveying a load of salt, and in crossing the stream, got stuck in the mud.  The water was so high that it flooded the load, and the salt melted before he could get help to pull it out.  After that the stream was called Salt Creek.”

From the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of DuPage County, 1913. 

Visit the Addison Historical Museum, 135 Army Trail Road, in Addison.  Open Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Also open on Wednesdays, from noon – 3 p.m., June through August only.  This summer the museum will also be open during the Cruise Nights held every Thursday during June and July from 6 to 9 p.m.  Phone:  (630) 628-1433.  email:

Village Employee of the Month

Michael Tierney
Director of Records
Police Department

May 2011

Mike Tierney has been a Village of Addison Employee for 29 years. Beginning May 2, Mike officially took over the position of Director of Records in the Records Department of the Police Department.

Mike’s duties for the past 29 years have included Patrol Officer from 1982 to his being promoted to Sergeant in 2006 to his currently held position as Director of Records. 

Some of Mike’s hobbies include attending professional sporting events, travel, cooking and learning new technology. 

In his spare time Mike enjoys bike rides, family events, reading and attending live theatre. 

News Blurbs

Village Events

Get the very latest information about Village of Addison sponsored events by visiting our Special Events Facebook page.

Check out information on upcoming events, including plans for this year’s Summer of Special Events. Know a great local band? Participants are being sought for this summer’s “Battle of the Bands!”

Also see photos from past events, such as the tent raising at the Carson Barnes Circus and the Mayor’s Community Charity Ball.

Electronics Recycling

The Addison Public Works Department now accepts electronics at the Recycling Center at 711 N. Addison Road.

The “E-Scrap” Collection Box is next to the regular Recycling collection containers. 

The area is under surveillance, and we urge the residents not to remove any contents that have been placed inside for recycling.

ALL Electronics are accepted inside this container. It will be emptied by ACME Refining, a zero waste recycler (All computer data is eradicated safely and securely, under EPA guidelines).

Examples of accepted items:

  • PCs/ Laptops/Servers/Monitors
  • Data Storage Devices
  • Tapes/Disks/Drives
  • Switches
  • Cable Boxes and Modems
  • Printers
  • Fax and Copy Machines
  • PBX/Telephones/Cell Phones/Wireless Devices
  • VCRs/DVDs/Video Game Consoles
  • Electronic Medical Equipment

The Recycling Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., during the months of October through March.  It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., April through September.  It is open year round Saturdays, 8 to 11 a.m.

‘Ask Mayor Hartwig’

Mayor Larry Hartwig makes his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television’s “Before the Board” program on Monday, June 6, to answer questions from viewers live, on “Ask Mayor Hartwig.”

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

Or email your question before or during the program to

Addison Community Television appears on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or can be viewed anytime online here.

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