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

October 2011


In This Issue

Mayor’s Community Charity Ball

Fall Fest

Public Works Department Recognized

Regular Features

Village Employees of the Month

News Blurbs

A Bit of Addison History

Important Links

From the Desk of
Mayor Larry Hartwig


Over the many year that I have been an elected official, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the residents that make up Addison.  This happens at Village Board meetings and Village sponsored events and functions.  Because our meetings have been televised  for so many years, it also happens at the supermarket, or when my wife Sandy and I are out to dinner.  I enjoy meeting our fellow community members and hearing what they think, and I believe that elected officials should be approachable and open to these encounters.


It surprises me, though, that some residents don't know that is extends to the Mayor's Community Charity Ball, held each year to kick off the holiday season by raising money for our local charities and service organizations.


People who feel comfortable coming and talking with me at an event on the Village Green, or at Chamber event will say, "I wasn't sure I could attend," if I ask if they've ever been to the Mayor's Ball.


                                                                         photo by Heather Willis
Mayor Larry Hartwig (third from left) and his wife Sandy (far right) greet guests at the 2010 Mayor's Community Charity Ball, including Jerry Wilson, 2010 Potentate of the Medinah Shriners.

This event is open to everyone in our community!  It is a wonderful opportunity to get together with old friends and meet new ones; to have a delicious meal and enjoy wonderful entertainment; and to raise money for 20 different organizations who are based in Addison, and who will use that money to help people in Addison.


Last year, more than $62,000 was distributed, which was more than the year before.  This was a welcome surprise, considering that most fundraisers have seen a decline in the past few years.  It shows the level of commitment that our community has to the event, and to helping each other.  They are happy that the money raised stays right here in Addison.


The event is not a political fundraiser.  Any money raised on behalf of the Village is donated.  Each year, I have the honor of choosing two organizations to support.  Each year, part of the funds go the Addison Community Switchboard, which provides short term help to those in need.  This year, I have also chosen to support the Medinah Shriners, who will use the funds to help provide transportation for children in our area who need help at one of the Shrine Hospitals located across the country.


Please join us for this year's Mayor's Community Charity Ball on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets.  Tickets are $75 per person, and you can choose which organization that your ticket will support.  There is also a cash raffle and Silent Auction that evening.


More details are below.  We look forward to seeing you on November 12 at the Mayor's Ball.



Elmhurst College Jazz Band provides the entertainment each year after dinner, allowing the guests to opportunity to show off on the dance floor, or just enjoy the music.

Mayor's Community Charity Ball Tickets Available Now

Benefits 20 Charities, Service Organizations

Tickets are now available for the 2011 Mayor’s Community Charity Ball, to be held Saturday, Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets.

Last year more than $62,000 was distributed 22 local charities and service organizations, all of which use the funds right here in Addison.

This black tie optional event is hosted by Mayor Larry Hartwig. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner music is provided by the Addison Trail Chamber Strings, followed by dancing to the Elmhurst College Jazz Band.

Dinner tickets will be $75 per person, including open bar.  Approximately half of each dinner ticket will be donated to the sponsoring organization of your choice!

In addition to a delicious dinner and marvelous entertainment, you can also get a start on your holiday shopping at the Silent Auction, featuring items for any budget, such as sports memorabilia, getaways and jewelry. Guests are required to pre-register their Visa or Mastercard when they arrive, and will receive an electronic bidding device that will streamline bidding and make check out at the end of the evening much simpler.

Guests peruse the items in the Silent Auction.  Last year, nearly 300 items were available, and this year's auction will be even bigger.

Tickets may also be purchased for the cash raffle, awarding $1,500, $1,000 and $500 – winners need not be present. Raffle tickets are available from any of the sponsoring organizations; they may also be purchased the night of the event.

For more information, please contact Doree Krage, Assistant Community Relations Director, at 693-7550. Credit cards cannot be accepted for dinner reservations.

District 88 Foundation is a new sponsoring organizations this year.  The remaining organizations are: Addison Community Switchboard, Addison Center for the Arts, Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Addison Rec Club, Americans of Italian Descent, Concord Lutheran School, District 4 Educational Foundation for Excellence, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, Helping Hand Sertoma Club, Kiwanis Club of Addison, Knights of Columbus, LCFS - Lutherbrook Child & Adolescent Center, Medinah Shriners, Parks & Recreation Foundation, Rotary Club of Addison, Serenity House, Sister Cities of Addison, Student Participation Center, and Women’s Club of Addison.

Things to Know

  • Tickets are $75 per person; includes dinner and open bar.

  • Cash or check only; credit cards can not be used to purchase dinner tickets.

  • Tickets are available through any of the 20 organizations, or through the Village Community Relations Department – 630-693-7550.

  • Raffle Tickets are also available for $5 each, or 5 for $20. You could win up to $1,500.

  • Silent Auction items may be purchased that night with Visa or Mastercard only.
  • The Silent Auction has been improved!  Guests will register their credit card at the beginning of the evening, and receive an electronic bidding device that allows them to track all items they are interested in. If you win an item, your device will send a notification and you can pick up your item immediately!  And if you don’t win, your credit card information will be destroyed by the Village of Addison within 72 hours.
  • Invitations have been mailed. Didn't receive one? Download it here.

Public Works Honored for Safe, Environmentally Sensitive Salt Storage

The Village of Addison Public Works Department has won a 2011 Excellence in Storage award from the Salt Institute for environmental consciousness and effective management in the storage of winter road salt. In all, 159 transportation facilities across the United States and Canada were honored.

“These facilities have cleared a high bar in meeting our standards,” said Salt Institute President Lori Roman. “For example, in minimizing runoff alone, 10 specific criterion must be met. This meticulous care is well worth the investment, however, to protect motorists, the economy and the environment.”

Of the 159 honorees this year, 16 are receiving the annual award for the first time. Salt storage is just one component of the Salt Institute’s Sensible Salting guidelines encouraging safe and environmentally sound use of road salt.

About 17 million tons of deicing salt are applied to roadways in the U.S. each year and another six million tons are spread in Canada. Having enough road salt on hand before storms hit requires advance planning and facilities providing safe and efficient storage. Among other best practices specified by the Salt Institute, Excellence in Storage winners must store salt on a pad, covering it with a roof or other approved materials. Winners must also display proper maintenance of facilities and good housekeeping practices.

“The familiar sight of trucks spreading salt on icy winter roads gives motorists reassurance, as it should,” said Roman. “If that salt was stored in a facility honored with an Excellence in Storage award, motorists have the added assurance of knowing the utmost care has been taken to protect public safety and the environment.”

Every winter, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement, according to federal data. But a study of highways in Snow Belt states showed road salt reduces crashes by 88%. What’s more, when the costs of avoided crashes are calculated, road salt pays for itself a mere 25 minutes after being spread.

When the direct and indirect impact of road shutdowns on the broader economy is factored in, road salt becomes even more valuable. A study conducted for the American Highway Users Alliance showed snowstorms can cost states hundreds of millions of dollars per day – making proper salt storage and timely deicing a smart investment.


Village Employees of the Month

Salvo DiFatte, Jim Rhoads, Bob Greve & Barbara Marazzo
Police and Public Works Department

September 2011

On July 22, after heavy rains throughout the area, children in the Briar Hill subdivision discovered that baby ducks had been swept down a storm sewer.

Two members of the Police Department and two members of Public Works worked to recover the family of ducks and return them to their agitated mother.

Residents from the area submitted to the story to a local newspaper, and also contacted the Village of Addison to thank the employees for their tireless efforts.

News Blurbs

Trick or Treat Hours

The Village’s Trick or Treat Hours will be on Monday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Children should only trick or treat within three blocks of their home.

Parents are encourage to supervise children at all times, especially when crossing streets.

Send Us a Picture

The Addison Historical Museum is always interested in adding Addison-related images to its collection. 

You can use your digital camera or cell phone to take a picture of your home or other place in Addison, such as a business, school, church, park, or sign. Then send it via email to the Addison Historical Museum at  Be sure to include your name and any information about the photo that would be helpful.

Or you may have Addison-related photos from the past that you would like to share.   We will accept paper copies, or you can scan the photos and email them to the museum at the above address.

Cash Dash

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford will visit the Addison Village Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to promote the Cash Dash program.

Visit Room 1301A between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to learn about recovering unclaimed property, such as inheritances, unclaimed checks and more.


A Bit of Addison History

Having been a part of the Addison community for almost half a century, the Addison United Presbyterian Church at Army Trail and Mill Roads will close its doors after the final service there on Sunday, October 2, 2011.

In 1958, the Church Federation of Greater Chicago made a recommendation that the United Presbyterian Church accept the Addison area as a responsibility for providing a Christian ministry to the increasing number of families moving to the area. The Presbytery of Chicago accepted the recommendation.

The Rev. G. William Bingaman was called to serve as the church’s first pastor. He and his family moved to Addison in February, 1962, and began a door-to-door campaign to meet the people. The church became officially organized on March 24, 1963 with 68 charter members, although worship services and church school classes had been conducted in Addison’s Municipal Building since the previous September.

Within two years the congregation had grown to 150 members, and the ground was broken for the construction of a church building at the northeast corner of Army Trail and Mill Roads. The first worship service in the new building was conducted on Sunday, May 21, 1967.

Six years later the congregation decided to expand the building by enlarging the sanctuary and adding classrooms, storage space, washroom facilities, a large kitchen, heating plant, new organ and memorial carillon.

Rev. Bingaman remained as pastor until October, 1980, at which time he accepted a call to a Presbyterian church in Apache Junction, Arizona. In addition to his service to the church, Rev. Bingaman served the community as a member of the Board of Education of High School District 88 during the time that Addison Trail High School was built. Also, his wife, Helen, was a long time volunteer and employee of the Addison Public Library.

For more information on the Addison United Presbyterian Church, visit the Addison Historical Museum, 135 Army Trail Road, Addison, Illinois 60101. Open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Phone: (630) 628-1433. email:

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