The Village staff and employees strive to provide the best service possible to our residents, while keeping your property taxes as low as possible.

Your local government – made up of dedicated elected officials and highly qualified staff – works hard to ensure that Addison continues to grow and thrive.  Village services are consistently praised, while being provided with a reasonable tax rate.

More than 36,000 people call the Village of Addison home.  Whether you are new to our community, or have lived here for years, here is some of the information you need to know.  

Addison has been extremely successful at attracting and retaining industry and business within the village due to the proactive and forward-thinking actions of its elected officials. To encourage business and industrial development and facilitate the expansion of existing sites, the village offers a wide variety of economic incentives that are molded to the needs of each individual business seeking a home in Addison.

Whether you are considering calling Addison home, or just visiting for day for pleasure or business, here are some links you might find useful.


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2018 Letters

Dec. 18, 2018

Monday evening, I had the privilege of presenting checks totaling nearly $60,000 to 17 difference charities and service organizations from Addison, raised during the Mayor's Community Charity Ball.

Check presentation of Mayor's Ball proceeds
This event is something I am most proud of, as I think it is the epitome of what makes Addison great – members who willingly give of themselves for the betterment of our community as a whole.
Residents and businesses alike make this event a success, and I extend my thanks to everyone who was a part of this year's event.
I encourage you to become a part of next year's Mayor's Community Charity Ball.  For more information, please contact the Community Relations Department at 630-693-7550.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rich Veenstra

May 21, 2018   

It’s been awhile since my last Mayor’s Message to the Community. It’s been an exceedingly busy year with many great developments in town that underscore what we refer to as the Addison Advantage. In subsequent letters we will discuss the various programs, infrastructure improvements, and new businesses that have marked one of the most successful years in recent Addison history.

But today’s correspondence is not one of optimism or excitement, rather it’s one of grave concern for the continued growth and success of our community. Many of you are aware of the dysfunction that has become the rule of order in Springfield. Several weeks ago, I, and fellow mayors representing DuPage County were in Springfield in an effort to gain assurance from legislators that monies (your local portion of the State income tax) collected by the State on behalf of cities and villages are returned to the municipalities.

Last year, State officials elected to keep 10% of those collections, as well as other taxes and fees, in an effort to balance their budget. For Addison, that resulted in decreased revenue of nearly $1/2 million. That’s a $500,000 reduction in funds that go to pay for road repairs, snow removal, police, and other critical services provided by local government. The Springfield promise was that this would be only a one time hit. But, true to form, the budget being proposed for the coming fiscal year includes another 10% reduction of the funds that are due to municipalities. Instead of finding ways to cut the waste in state government, the Springfield solution is to shift the financial burden to local government. The ultimate result? Decreased local services and/or increased local taxes.

I need your help urgently. The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference has created a web site, “”. It is a direct link to the state legislators that represent our community and allows you to state your opposition to taking municipal dollars to pay State obligations. It is imperative that your voice is heard today, before action is taken on the budget proposal.

For your convenience, the link is attached. I invite you to watch a video with a panel of area mayors discussing this important issue here:
Let’s work together to Protect Our Town!


Rich Veenstra