Village of Addison
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison IL 60101-2786


Mayor Rich Veenstra
Clerk Lucille Zucchero

Village Trustees:
Cathy Kluczny
Tom Hundley
Sylvia Layne
William Lynch
Joe McDermott
Harry Theodore

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 ...............................630-693-7530

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

May 2014

In this issue

The latest Buzz on Bugs

Rock 'N Wheels Returns in June

Regular Features

Employee of the Month

A Bit of Addison History

News Blurbs

Important Links

Mayor Richard VeenstraFrom the Desk of
Mayor Rich Veenstra

For the past few months, I've had the opportunity to work with members of nearly every facet of our community, as we talk about increasing involvement, support and pride – things that make up the "Addison Advantage."

One of the first cooperative efforts from this group is about to come to fruition and I encourage all of you to take part in it. On Monday, May 26, please join us for a morning full of Memorial Day events.

Memorial Day has been celebrated in Addison for many years, and as trustee and Deputy Mayor, I have had the honor to attend and to participate in the VFW Ceremony that annually takes place at Village Hall.

Two years ago, the DeVry Military Resource Club began organizing a march through the neighborhood, which took place just prior to the ceremony. It was a wonderful complement to the ceremony, and has increased in visibility and participation.

Last year, I also participated in a smaller ceremony, the Saturday before Memorial Day, at St. Paul Cemetery. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary host this tribute to the many veterans from Addison who sacrificed so much for our country; it is a moving experience that not many people in town know about.

So this year, all of those events are taking place on the same morning, in such a way that you can participate in any or all of them. The events will begin with a pancake breakfast, hosted by the Knights of Columbus at Indian Trail Junior High. A Veterans Resource Fair will also take place, to provide information to veterans and their families. Or you can visit the Addison Historical Museum to learn about our community's military history.

The Community March will step off at 9:30, and head for St. Paul Cemetery. Military personnel, veterans, their families and any community members who would like to march are encouraged to participate. Transportation is available for those who want to participate, but may not be able to make the entire 1.5 mile walk.

When the marchers arrive at St. Paul Cemetery, students from Districts 4 and 88 will take part in an observance as part of the Ladies Auxiliary ceremony.

The march will conclude back at Village Hall in time for the annual ceremony, hosted by the VFW.

In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day, the schools will focus on the meaning of this holiday and the importance of the sacrifices that have been made for the freedoms we enjoy. I hope families will discuss this as well, and see these events as a way of reinforcing this message.

An art exhibit highlighting veterans will be showcased at the Addison Public Library prior to Memorial Day, and then will be displayed in the Village Hall rotunda; it was generously coordinated by Addison Center for the Arts.

My thanks to the many agencies and community members who have worked hard to bring these events together. My hope is that you will consider spending the morning at these events, recognizing the many freedoms we enjoy as a result of those who will be honored that day. We should all remember that Memorial Day is more than the unofficial start of summer – it's an important recognition of the best and bravest in our country.


Rich Veenstra

The 2014 Buzz on Bugs: Invasive Insects Can Cause Havoc for Trees

Spring and summer are a prime time for insects. While most are harmless, some species can be dangerous to trees as well as people.

Parkway trees, as well as those on private property, can experience problems

due to invasive insects. Parkway trees will be serviced, and when necessary, removed by the Village when they are infected. For information about invasive insects and what can be done for trees on private property, click here.

Emerald Ash Borer
Japanese Beetle
Boxelder Bugs

Gypsy Moth
Cottony Maple Scale
Asian Longhorn Beetle

Rock 'N Wheels 2014 Schedule

Hot Wings Night – June 5
Featuring Joe Kalish and Heartache Tonight (Eagles Tribute)

BBQ Ribs Night– June 12
Featuring Blues Mavericks

Italian Night – June 19
Featuring Tony Ocean

Salute the Troops – June 26
Featuring Hi Infidelity (Journey/REO Tribute)

All American Night – July 3
Featuring Heartless (Heart Tribute)

Around the World Cuisine– July 10
Featuring The Moods (Motown)

Chef's Special – July 17
Featuring Kashmir (Led ZeppelinTribute)

Chicken Night – July 24
Featuring Kozmos Underground (Classic Rock)

Taco Night – July 31
Featuring Senor Groove (Santana/Latin Beat)

Chef's Special – Aug. 7
Featuring Rod Stewart Experience and Almost Brothers (Allman Brothers)

Around the World Cuisine – Aug. 14
Featuring Groove Dynasty (Motown)

Chef's Special – Aug. 21
Featuring Joe Kalish and Southern Jack

Addison's 130th Anniversary – Aug. 28
Featuring Green Thirteen (Pop Mix)

Trophies for Motorcycle Contests
by Burkhart Kustom Cycles:
6/12 - Best Paint; 6/26 - Best Metric;
7/10 - Best Bagger; 7/24 - Best Sportster;
8/7 - Best Custom; 8/21 - Best Vintage

Trophies for Cars "Best in Show" by Hot Rod House:
6/5, 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14, 8/28


All events held on the Village Green, east of Village Hall, 6 - 9 p.m., unless otherwise indicated

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Employee of the Month

John GilpinJohn Gilpin
Community Service Officer
Police Department
April 2014

John Gilpin has been a Village of Addison Employee for 11-½ years.

He works as a Community Service Officer in the Police Department, where he assists patrol units, completes reports, handles ordinance and parking violations, and animal control. He also assists the department with training.

John has been married to his wife Aileen for 16 years, and they have a 13 year old daughter, Kaitlyn.

In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, playing golf and listening to music.

News Blurbs

Miss Addison Applications Available

Applications for the 2014 Miss Addison Scholarship Pageant are now available. Young women between the ages of 17 and 21 who are residents of Addison are encouraged to apply by July 2, 2013.

Miss Addison will receive a $2,000 scholarship. First runner up will receive $1,000 and second runner up $500 in scholarships.

For a full list of criteria and the application, please click here.

'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live May 5

Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, May 5, when he makes his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television's "Ask Mayor Veenstra" program.

Tune in to the live broadcast 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 can been seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and is streamed online here.

Ash Trees Marked For Removal

Ash trees within the Village of Addison Right-of-Way that are infested with Emerald Ash Borer are being marked for removal by Addison Public Works.

These trees will be removed using both outside contractors and in-house crews throughout the year. Hundreds of trees are planned for removal with the EAB infested trees being a priority due to health and safety concerns.

Thank you for your patience and if you have questions or concerns please contact Addison Public Works at 630-620-2020.

Village of Addison Expands Social Media Outlets

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