Candidates

Jim Louch for Lockport Township Highway Commissioner – Incumbent

Jim has a proven track record of effective, transparent leadership. He served the Lockport, Romeoville, and Crest Hill taxpayers for the past 30 years on the Lockport Township Park District Board. Receiving no compensation, Jim worked to develop an outstanding accredited agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Lockport, Crest Hill, and Romeoville.






Gregg Bickus for Trustee – Incumbent

Gregg Bickus is a Veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and currently serves as a Lockport Township Trustee. President of Bickus Plumbing, Gregg is a member of the Lockport Chamber of Commerce and is the President of the Board for United Sertoma (Lemont Chapter).

As a Lockport Township Trustee, Gregg has been a voice of collaboration and reason for the community. Under his leadership, Gregg voted to ensure the Township stood by its referendum campaign promises and worked to enact a contract that was fair and affordable for all residents, including those communities that chose to opt-out.

Gregg believes that collaborative leadership is best for our community, and has a proven record of successfully working with all local leadership. His independent thinking has helped guide the Township in creating non-partisan policies, and electing leadership that puts our residents first.

Gregg volunteered as a coach for the Lockport AYSO and Lockport Boys Baseball. He has also served as the Youth Director, a Confirmation Teacher, and Sunday School Teacher at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church. He believes that good government starts with community.

Gregg is dedicated to ensuring that high quality services are available to seniors and those in need.

Darren Deskin for Lockport Township Supervisor

Dr. Darren Deskin is a native of Lockport. He is a 1974 graduate of Kelvin Grove and a 1978 graduate of Joliet Catholic High School. After high school he attended the University of Illinois and Augustana College. He attended the National College of Chiropractic where he obtained a BS in Human Biology (1982) and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (1984). After graduating from the National College of Chiropractic he moved to Benton, IL. He practiced in Benton from 1985 to 1988. He met his wife, Diane, while living in Benton. They were married in August 1986. Darren and Diane have three children and four grandchildren. In August 1988 Darren took the position of Clinic Director at the Kennedy Chiropractic Center in Moline, IL. In August of 1990 he moved back to Lockport to open his Chiropractic clinic. He has practiced in Lockport for the past 31 years. During the past 35 years he has completed over 1000 hours of Post-Graduate Continuing Education.

Volunteer Activities:
Darren has served on many volunteer organizations. He has served on the Lockport Area Development Commission, the Board of Directors of the SOS Children’s Village, and as a Deacon of the Lockport Christian Church. He donated his time coaching many of his children’s teams. For the past 10 years Darren has donated one afternoon per month at the Will-Grundy Health Department. During that time he has provided over $20,000 in free Chiropractic care. For the last five years he has volunteered to be Santa Claus for Lockport Love and Lockport Police Shop with a Cop events.

Alderman 2013-2021:
In February 2013 Darren was appointed by Mayor Dev Trivedi to fill a seat that was vacated by the resignation of an alderman. He was elected to his first term as 3rd Ward Alderman in April 2013. He was re-elected in April 2017.   Darren’s primary interest as an alderman has been infrastructure. He was instrumental in creating and then implementing a $186 million Capital Improvement Program that began in 2014. Since 1984 over $100 million in infrastructure improvements have been approved and completed.  Darren is also proud that he has been instrumental in decreasing the Property Tax levy by 20% over the past eight years.


Tim McNally for Lockport Township Assessor

Tim McNally is an experienced and licensed Certified Illinois Assessor Officer and a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.  He also served as the DuPage Township Deputy Assessor from 2017-2019.

In 2017, Tim obtained his certification in Mental Health First Aid for Adults and dedicates his free time to the Will County Rapid Deployment of Naloxone program and One Love Global Wellness Mission Meals. In 2019, Tim volunteered for the Miracle League Altoona, PA and worked to provide inspirational, recreational baseball for physically and/or mentally disadvantaged young people without regard to age, race, gender, or physical or mental ability.

From 2008-2015, Tim was an active member of the Homer Athletic Association, coaching Homer Heat Baseball and Homer Stallions Football.

Tim has been a Lockport Moose since 2017, and you may best recognize him as a server, bartender, and closing manager at Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant.

Annette Parker for Clerk

Annette is an experienced public servant with a demonstrated history of working across the aisle to get things done. She is the Executive Director of the Lockport Chamber of Commerce, has served as a Will County Board member and Lockport Township Park Board Commissioner.  She strives to be a voice for common sense leadership and open dialogue and she encourages the development of innovative and modern policies.

Annette has worked with and for Lockport and Will County residents to lower the property tax rate, improve the Fairmont Community Storm Water Drainage, advocated for the Prairie Bluff Preserve Prairie Restoration, and worked on projects that include the Will County Courthouse, Public Safety Building, Animal Control Buidling, Weber Road and I-55 Interchange and much more.

Annette has served as a volunteer for the Lockport Jr. Porters Football & Cheer Youth Organization, the Fairmont Community Partnership Group, Lockport Township Park District Foundation, Crest Hill Women’s Civic League, St. Anne Council of Catholic Women, Cunningham Neighborhood Council, Joliet Chamber of Commerce, and Cornerstone Services.

She has been married to her husband Brian for 17 years, and they have two children.

Jessica Cannaday for Collector

Jessica has more than 17 years of public engagement and community building experience. She is proficient in municipal fund accounting, budget analysis and development, and is an award-winning communications professional.

Jessica currently serves as a director on the board of the Lakewood Falls Community Association. In this volunteer role, she has spearheaded the capital replacement of community playgrounds, shoreline restoration, and has worked with the Lockport Township to ensure equitable road improvements for her neighborhood. Jessica’s goal is to ensure that all residents of Lockport Township, especially those in unincorporated or underserved areas, have a voice in the township.

Jessica has volunteered as a transitional housing mentor for Bridge Communities, coached Romeoville Little League, and organizes the Lakewood Falls Touch a Truck event. She and her husband Brian have been married for 8 years and they have a 6-year old son.

Denise Salvino for Trustee

Denise Salvino earned her BA in Organizational Leadership with high honors from Lewis University in 2012. She has a passion for creating opportunities for all people within her community.

A member of Women of the Moose, Lockport Lodge #1557, 100+ Women Who Care of Will County, and a volunteer for SRCA (Supportive Recreation, Camp and Arts for Adults with Disabilities), Denise works to support efforts that provide essential services, outreach, and support to the residents of Will County and greater Lockport area. She has helped raise more than $200,000 as part of Bunco for Breast Cancer in Downers Grove.

A tried and true baseball mom, Denise volunteered for Lockport Boys Baseball from 2005-2010, was a member of the athletic program at St. Dennis School and served as the Director of Sponsorships LTHS Baseball Boosters from 2015-2017.

She is married to Donald Salvino – a retired Cicero union firefighter, and co-owner of Salvino Hauling, Inc. a family owned and operated business for 75+ years. They have two sons.

Ken Beaton for Trustee

Ken has been a member of IBEW Local 15 since 1991. A lifelong member of Lockport, Ken is dedicated to connecting with the community. He is a member of Lockport Moose Lodge #1557, is a parishioner of St. Dennis Church, and is a past member of the Lockport Lyons Club.

Ken is a General Service Rep and Field Engineer for ComEd. He is a past Member of the Illinois Association of Realtors, and a past Member of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers.

Michael Lewandowski for Trustee

Michael is a dedicated and experienced public servant. He served as a Lockport Township Trustee and on the Lockport Township Water Board from 2014-2018. During his time as township trustee, Michael worked to acquire the new township building, saving the township the expense of building new construction. Michael also worked to improve the Lockport Township Food Pantry, and greatly improve senior bus services.

Michael is a current volunteer board member of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Three Rivers Division since 2000. In this role he has served as chairman and led IASB in a positive direction to help all the students of Illinois.

Michael has served and a Lockport Township Precinct Committeeman, Vice-Chair of the Lockport Township Republican Organization, and has been a member of the Board of Education for the Lockport Township High School District 205 since 2000.

A craftsman and Master Harp Maker, Michael has worked at Lyon & Healy Harps, Inc. in Chicago for the past 30 years.