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 critical priorities included in the 2016 Legislative Action Program.

Revenue and Taxation

  • Protect Local Revenue
  • Reform Municipal Public Safety Pensions

Personnel and Labor

  • Amend the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act
  • Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
    • Remove the Burden of Proof for the Cause of Firefighter Injuries from Municipalities
    • Require Arbitrators to Adhere to the American Medical Association (AMA) Disability Rating Guidelines
    • Return the Length of Time Compensated to Pre-2006 Levels
    • Overturn the Workers' Compensation Commission Case Regarding Shoulder Injuries
    • Enforce the Medical Fee Schedule for Workers' Compensation Claims

Municipal Authority

  • Remove Barriers to Non-Home Rule Authority
    • Allow Greater Flexibility with Regulations and Expenditures
    • Allow Crime-Free Housing Regulations

Airport Development and Regulations

  • Support True Western Access to O'Hare International Airport

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