Mayor Roy Strong

1-815-476-2175 ext 227

Mayor Strong was elected and sworn in as the new Mayor on May 2, 2017. 

Current Term Expires: 2021

Alderman Kevin Kirwin

1st Ward

First Elected: 2011

Current Terms Expires: 2019 or 1-815-476-9253


Alderman John Persic

1st Ward

First Elected: 2009

Current Term Expires: 2021 or 1-815-210-5155


Alderman Dennis Vice

2nd Ward

First Appointed: January 2018

Current Term Expires: 2019 or 1-815-791-9122



Alderman Floyd Combes

2nd Ward 

First Appointed: June 2018

Current Term Expires: 2019





Alderman Fran Tutor

3rd Ward

First Elected: 2011

Current Term Expires: 2019 or 1-815-476-5569





Alderman Lisa Butler

3rd Ward

First Elected: 2017

Current Term Expires: 2021 or 1-815-476-5870



Alderman Steve Evans

4th Ward

First Appointed: July 2014

Current Terms Expires: 2019 or 1-815-585-2546


Alderman Frank Studer

4th Ward

First Elected: 2007

Current Term Expires: 2021 or 1-815-922-7047



Deputy City Clerk Joie Ziller

First Appointed: 2008

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Appointed Officials


Chief of Police: Phillip Arnold
City Collector/Treasurer: Kim Doglio


Superintendent of Public Works: Ken Ewenson


City Attorney: Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC

Building Inspector: Rick Smith



Planning & Zoning Commission

Members: Larry Clennon, John Tryner, Chris Smith, Bryan Humphries, Gina Wysocki, Jonathan Jones, Ken Kulpa

Police Commissioners

Jay Plese, Mike Mitchell & Loren Burkey



E.S.D.A. was established to prevent, minimize, repair and alleviate injury of damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile actions or from natural or man-made disaster.


E.S.D.A. Director, Dennis Housman
E.S.D.A. Assistant Director, Rich Princko
P: 815 476-2334

Staff members


City Hall
1165 S. Water Street
P: 815 476-2175 F: 815 476-2276


City Administrator: Joie Ziller

815-476-2175 ext 228

Executive Secretary: Hayley Henke

815 476-2175 ext 224

Public Works Director: Darin Fowler

815-476-2175 ext 226

Accountant:  Kim Doglio

815 476-2175 ext 225

Water Billing Clerk: Patty Botka

815 476-2175 ext 223
Payroll/Insurance & Accounts Payable Clerk: Maureen Surman

815 476-2175 ext 222

Public Works Department
Superintendent, Ken Ewenson  

Mike Nugent, Kyle Davis,

Craig Palmer, Philip Lusson, Corey Chaney
745 Widows Road
P: 815 476-3104 F: 815 476-3105


Water Treatment Plant

Ryan Foster (ROINC)

John Surman, Nick Hansen, Griffin Kinnett
745 Widows Road
P: 815 476-6732 F: 815 476-3107


Water Reclamation Plant

Patrick Nugent

Jack Sadrakula
601 E. Kankakee River Drive
P: 815 476-5663 F: 815 476-5453