Carpino excels as new mayor of Willow Springs

Reflecting on his upbringing in Melrose Park, recently elected Willow Springs Mayor John M. Carpino says, “I realize when my grandparents immigrated they helped one another. The community came together and I never forgot the need to help others.” Carpino was raised by his mother and grandmother, his grandfather and father having passed away while he was still a child. He attended Holy Cross High School and Triton Junior College before embarking on a 40-year career in law enforcement. He worked his way up from cadet to officer to detective for the Addison Police. He continued to work his way …

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Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri

  First and foremost a lawyer as well as a leader of our Italian-American community in the Chicago area, Peter N. Silvestri serves as a role model for our nieces and nephews, sons and daughters, cousins and others from our community who aspire to be successful in the legal field and/or the political arena. I first met Pete more years ago than either of us cares to remember while attending a regular monthly meeting of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, something he rarely misses. He takes being active in the ethnic bar association very seriously, as he obviously does in …

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River Forest President Catherine M. Adduci

In April of this year, after having served for four years as an elected village trustee, one of the brightest stars in our local political firmament, and a lady of our ethnicity, was elected by 64 percent of the vote as president of River Forest. This month we highlight the political career of Catherine M. Adduci, a woman who quietly has made her mark both professionally and politically. Those of us who know this outstanding professional are aware of her history as an accomplished senior executive with 30 years of outstanding achievements with UNISYS Corp. A Fortune 500 global information …

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Bloomingdale President Franco Coladipietro

Franco A. Coladipietro has served as village president of Bloomingdale since 2013. He recently retired as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, having served in that capacity since 2005. Coladipietro joined the law firm of Amari & Locallo in 1995, and is the managing partner of the firm’s Bloomingdale office. His community involvement includes the DuPage County Area Project; Glen Oaks Hospital Foundation; and the Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Roselle, Glendale Heights and Wheaton chambers of commerce. He has been honored as a Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Young Lawyer of the Year …

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State Rep. John D’Amico

John D’Amico has served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives since 2004. Committee assignments include Consumer Protection; Labor and Commerce; Transportation – Vehicles and Safety (chairman); and Veterans’ Affairs. D’Amico is a member of the Edgebrook Community Association; St. Edwards Athletic Advisory Committee; City Club of Chicago; Mayfair Lions Club; Queen of All Saints Men’s Club; and the Edgebrook-Sauganash Athletic Association. He joined the Chicago Water Department in 1982 and now serves as an assistant superintendent.

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State Rep. Anthony DeLuca

Anthony DeLuca has served in the Illinois House of Representatives since March 2008. His committee assignments include Appropriations – Public Safety; Business Occupational Licenses; Cities and Villages (chairman); Insurance; Mass Transit; Business Growth and Incentives; Public Safety – Police and Fire (vice chairman); and Tollway Oversight. DeLuca previously served as mayor of Chicago Heights, and president and member of the Bloom Township High School District 206 Board of Education. In 2010, the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce counted him among the Outstanding Leaders Under 40, the Cook County Farm Bureau bestowed a Friend of Agriculture Award upon him, and the …

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LaGrange Park Mayor James Discipio

Dr. James DiScipio has served as mayor of LaGrange Park since 2005. A general dentist with a practice in LaGrange Park, he has lived in the community for 39 years. He has served as a West Central Municipal Conference Executive Committee member from 2005 to the present, West Central Municipal Conference vice president from 2008 to the present, District 102 School Board member from 1999 to 2007, Zoning Board member from 2000 to 2005, Friends of the Park Committee chairman from 1997 to 1999, Parks and Recreation commissioner from 1991 to 1997, Board of Commissioners vice president from 1994 to …

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DuPage County Commissioner Bob Larsen

Bob Larsen has served as commissioner of the DuPage County Board for the 6th District since 2010. He serves on the Health and Human Services (chairman), Environmental, Finance, Intergovernmental, Judicial & Public Safety, Public Works, and Technology committees. A partner in the law firm Cunningham, Meyer and Vedrine, he received the American Bar Association’s Award for Professional Merit. Commissioner Larsen is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve currently assigned to Reserve Judge Advocate Command Support Branch, Legal Services Support Section, Marine Corps Mobilization Command. He served on active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and has earned …

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Berwyn Mayor Robert Lovero

Robert Lovero has served as mayor of Berwyn since 2009. He has been a resident of Berwyn for nearly half a century, and has previously served as an alderman, prosecutor and assistant city attorney. A lawyer with a private practice in Berwyn, Lovero is a member of the Berwyn Development Corporation, Blue Ribbon Historical Committee, American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Local Law Enforcement Advisory Board and Justinian Society of Lawyers; a past member of the Berwyn Township 708 Mental Health Board; a former precinct captain and current Democratic committeeman; and a member and past president of the Italian American …

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Hawthorn Woods Mayor Joseph Mancino

Joseph Mancino has served as mayor of Hawthorn Woods since 2009. He also serves on the Lake County Community Development Commission, Lake County Municipal League, Hawthorn Woods Bike Path Committee, and Hawthorn Woods Public Safety and Judicial Committee, and is a trained first-responder on the Community Emergency Response Team. Born in Sicily in 1965, Mancino moved with his family to the Chicago area when he was a young boy. He is CEO of Digital Greensigns LLC, a Chicago-based out-of-home advertising company.

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