Legislation Gateway

Capitol buildingThe Mayor and Village Trustees monitor legislation at the local, state and federal levels to stay abreast of issues that may affect the community. Regular legislative advocacy activities include providing information and educating legislators on the impact of legislation on the Village's government operations and its taxpayers. The Mayor is the official spokesman for the village government in all political and legislative affairs and when dealing with other elected officials.

State Issues
The Mayor regularly writes letters to legislators informing them of the Village's position on certain issues and specific legislation.
Letters to Legislators:
Legislative Advocacy
The Village of Roselle is a dues-paying member of two associations that may conduct legislative advocacy initiatives at the county, state and/or federal levels. These associations include the DuPage Mayors and Managers Association and Illinois Municipal League. The Village is also a dues-paying member in the Pension Fairness for Illinois Communities, a coalition of business and government leaders committed to protecting local taxpayers.

Legislative Action Program
Each year the Village Board approves a Legislative Action Program that includes priorities and position statements on state and federal issues affecting local government. Below are critical priorities included in the 2015 Legislative Action Program.
Revenue and Taxation
  • Protect Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) Revenue
  • Reform Municipal Public Safety Pensions
Personnel and Labor
  • Amend the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act
  • Amend the Illinois Labor Relations Act to Create a Level Playing Field for Labor Arbitration
  • Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
Municipal Authority
  • Remove Barriers to Non-Home Rule Authority
Airport Development and Regulations
  • Support Western Access to O'Hare International Airport
  • Replace the Official Metric for Measuring Aircraft Noise
Illinois Municipal League's "Save Our Cities" Campaign
The Illinois Municipal League is rolling out a "Save Our Cities" campaign to rescue local governments from financial devastation. They are asking that the General Assembly assess the damage that has been inflicted on local communities by years and years of costly laws. State leaders must throw a life-preserver to communities that are financially sinking because of rising costs that are outside of local control. Visit the Save Our Cities site for more information.

What You Can Do
Government is most effective when residents are engaged. The Village of Roselle encourages the public to contact both State and Federal Legislators regarding any or all of these issues. Below are links with information on how to contact the legislators representing Roselle. In addition, please visit www.ilga.gov for additional information on State Legislators. For additional information on legislative advocacy please contact the Mayor's Office at (630) 671-2804. Please remember, your opinion does make a difference!

Search by address for your elected officials (Illinois State Board of Elections)

State Representative Christine Winger Website
State Representative Michelle Mussman Website
State Senator Dan Kotowski Website
State Senator Tom Cullerton Website

US Senator Mark Kirk
US Senator Richard Durbin
US Representative Tammy Duckworth