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.

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 legislative positions included in the 2018 Legislative Action Program.
  • Ensure Sustainable Municipal Budgets
  • Support a Financially Sustainable Public Safety Pension System
  • Preserve Local Authority
  • Empower Taxpayers Regardless of Population
  • Reform the Workers' Compensation Act to Prevent Abuse
    • Ensure employers receive credit for permanency payment on subsequent injuries to body parts that are compensated as man-as-a-whole
    • Equate permanent loss of the shoulder to loss of use of the arm
    • Require arbitrators to adhere to guidelines from the American Medical Association

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!

State Legislators

State Representative Christine Winger
State Representative Michelle Mussman
State Senator Laura Murphy
State Senator Tom Cullerton
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Federal Legislators

US Senator Tammy Duckworth
US Senator Dick Durbin
US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi