Township, city, village, town, library district, park district, fire district and school board offices are up for election in a Consolidated Election year. The next Consolidated Election will be held April 4, 2017.
Candidates that will Work Harder and Work Smarter for Lockport
Ronald Cornolo for Lockport Township Supervisor
A veteran of the US Naval Reserves, Ron Cornolo owns and operates the oldest established business in Lockport, Cornolo Travel Agency. Born and raised in Lockport, Ron is the Past President of Lockport Rotary, 2016-17 President of the Lockport Lions, and a member of St. Joseph Church. Ron’s goals as Township Supervisor is to improve the Township Government’s dismal 33.5% transparency score, improve the integrity of the office, and cut wasteful spending.
Jim Louch for Lockport Township Clerk
Jim has a proven track record of effective, transparent leadership. He served the Lockport, Romeoville, and Crest Hill taxpayers for the past 25 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. As Lockport Township Clerk, Jim Louch would not accept the current clerk’s pension. He would work to increase the Township’s 33.5% transparency rating and bring professionalism to the office of the township clerk.
Frank DiGiovanni for Township Assessor
After graduating from Lockport High School, Frank became a Paid On Call Firefighter with the Lockport Fire Department. He put his career on hold to enlist in the US Marine Corps Reserves in December of 1990, just as tensions in the Middle East began to rise. As a Reservist, Frank was able to continue his education and pursue a career in Fire Service. Currently a Lieutenant with the Bolingbrook Fire Department, Frank has been a dedicated firefighter for 27 years. Frank is an Illinois Certified Residential Appraiser, A Certified Illinois Assessing Officer, and a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Lockport. Frank has over 20 years experience in the Real Estate industry and brings the experience, leadership and knowledge needed to modernize and increase the efficiency of the Lockport Township Assessor’s Office.
He will digitize records, streamlining the office with a simple and modern approach to our basic taxing needs.
Frank would work to repair the Township’s 33.5% transparency rating by ensuring Township information is accurate, accessible, and available in a timely manner.
John Cielenski for Highway Commissioner
For the last four years, John has fought for the Lockport Township taxpayers saving us more than $1 million dollars. John halted unnecessary spending, worked to increase efficiency in his department and even paid off an inherited balance of $540,220 borrowed against Motor Fuel Tax Money.
John promises to do more with less and refused to increase the Highway Department’s Tax Levy which will result in reduced taxes you pay to the Highway Department.
Dedicated to transparency, John is the only member of the current administration that has posted paid bills, bank statements, tax levy ordinances, and photo galleries online.
John has paved 10 streets with 2 more approved for early spring, replaced old, broken equipment, joined the National Joint Purchasing Alliance, built wash bay for extending life of equipment, and hosted municipal tire recycling event preventing 6,000+ tires from being dumped in local landfills.
Candidates for REAL Leadership in Lockport: Vote for NEW Trustees on April 4
Barb DeLaney for Trustee
Barb DeLaney is the President of DeLaney Contracting, ltd. She served on the Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees from 2007-2013, was the Chairwoman from 2011-2013, and was proud to have been a consistent voice for the taxpayers.
She works on the “Events for a Cause Committee,” which helps raise funding for women’s charities all over Will County. She is also involved in Will County Habitat for Humanity, Will County March of Dimes, and the Will County Humane Society.
Barb is committed to cutting spending and eliminating wasteful duplication of services.
Gregg Bickus for Trustee
Gregg Bickus is a Veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. President of Bickus Plumbing, Gregg is a proud member of Will Buy Locally Business Alliance. He currently serves on the Lockport Chamber of Commerce Board and is the Vice President of the Board for United Sertoma (Lemont Chapter).
Gregg is a coach for the Lockport AYSO and Lockport Boys Baseball. He is the Youth Director, a Confirmation Teacher, and Sunday School Teacher at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church.
Gregg is dedicated to ensuring that high quality services are available to seniors and those in need.
Ron O’Malley for Trustee
Ron O’Malley is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry. He served 8 years in active duty and two tours in Iraq. He worked corrections at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and is currently an Independent Contractor.
Ron was the Joliet Junior College Veterans Alliance President from 2011-2012. He is the current treasurer of the Townhomes of Autumn Ridge.
Ron believes that all government officials should be held to the highest standard of accountability and transparency.
Grant Spooner for Trustee
Grant Spooner is a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a retired U.S. Treasury Forensic Accountant and former ILL Bell Telephone PBX IBEW 134.
Grant served as a trustee for Will County Humane & Historical Societies. He is a member of the Lockport Lions Club, Friends of the Library, and he is a Master Mason – Shriner – Scottish Rite. A tireless champion of transparency, Grant provides public video recordings of all Will County Government Meetings.
Grant has the institutional knowledge necessary to cut wasteful spending, ensure efficient operations, and high quality senior services.