Addison IL Digital Publication

Mayor’s Welcome

As Mayor of Addison, I send my warmest greetings to you. Whether you are a new or longtime resident, a member of our growing business community or are visiting Addison for the first time, please accept my words of welcome.

What brings you to Addison? I can tell you that for my wife Mary Ann and me, and our family, it’s the people of our community. A new resident can move to Addison, as we did 45 years ago, raise a family and have your children attend our school systems. Our residents become involved and give back to our community, as I did starting as chairman of the Substance Responsibility Commission in the early 1980s, moving on to the village board as a trustee in 1992 and now serving in my second term as mayor. Our residents may move a second or third time while in Addison, but it’s always home to them!

As I travel within Addison each day, residents will approach me to ask a question, let me know about an issue in their neighborhood or offer a word of support for one of our new initiatives. It’s that interest in Addison that helps me stay connected with our residents. A spirit of community is everywhere throughout Addison, and I invite you to experience the Addison Advantage.

Warmest regards,

Rich Veenstra

About the Chamber


Robert L. Anderson Jr.
Oxford Bank & Trust

Vice President
Barbara Lazzara
Inspired Windows, Inc.

Meray Estephan
MB Financial Bank


John Berley
Village of Addison

Tim Delawder
SWD, Inc.

James Duda
Juiced Marketing/Millie’s Pancake Shoppe

Joe Leone
Addison Fire Protection District #1

Sary Levy
Lucid Realty, Inc.

Mike Super
Addison Fire Protection District #1

Patricia Zachacki
Sea Sisters Travel, Inc.


Jenny Brenkus
Marcus Cinema/Addison

Braulio Herrera
Addison Fire Protection District #1

Sue Linden
Salvation Army/Oakbrook Terrace Corps

Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry
777 W. Army Trail Rd., Ste. D
Addison, IL 60101
Ph: (630) 543-4300
Fax: (630) 543-4355

Chamber History

The original Addison Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community for 115 years!

It all started on Nov. 10, 1902. In 1991, the Addison Chamber of Commerce merged with the Addison Industrial Association, which was subsequently re-named and today is the Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Today the Addison Chamber is all about PROMOTING SUCCESS for our member organizations and our community. The Chamber is a community resource that promotes success by:

  • Producing programs and events that provide member organizations with relevant and timely information and business and common issues.
  • Hosting networking events to help promote member organizations.
  • Connecting members with local educational and governmental resources and the community.

The Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry welcomes all sizes and types of organizations in and near Addison. Our members are from all sectors: retail, industrial, manufacturing, service, home businesses, government and education. Join us in PROMOTING SUCCESS.

There are two steps to accessing all of our benefits. First, become a member. Second, get involved so you maximize what the Chamber can do for you and your organization.



Banquet, restaurant and catering facilities for gatherings of all sizes are here, along with a number of hotels to accommodate out-of-town guests. For your entertainment, you can conveniently enjoy playing golf, movies, gaming facilities and much more. Check out the Chamber website at


The Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry schedules meetings with speakers and informational subjects, and business networking opportunities. Each January, they host their Annual Meeting, ection and the Mayor’s “State of the Village” address.

Annual Student Honors Banquet recognizes Addison Trail High School top graduating seniors and presentation of scholarships.

Miss Addison Pageant selects Miss Addison and her court for the coming year. Winners receive scholarships provided by the Village of Addison, and preside at local events throughout the year.

The Golf Outing networking event features golf and buffet dinner, and provides proceeds for the Chamber’s scholarship fund.

Annual Mayor’s Community Charity Ball is a community black-tie-optional event, supporting Addison’s nonprofit service organizations.

Annual Holiday Cocktail Party kicks off the holidays with cocktails, good food and entertainment.

Keep informed by visiting the website

Village Information

Village of Addison Village Hall
1 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101
(630) 543-4100 |

Mayor & Board of Trustees

Addison is governed by a mayor and six-member board of trustees. All are elected at-large for four years with staggered terms.

An appointed full-time village manager supervises operations of village departments.

The village board sets village policy, approves the annual budget, determines the tax levy, passes ordinances and resolutions and approves subdivisions and other land use.

The village board meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month in the village hall board room. Three standing committees hold regular meetings: Finance & Policy Committee on the first and third Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Building, Zoning & Development Committee on second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Public Health, Safety & Judicial Committee on second and fourth Mondays following Building, Zoning & Development Committee.

Village board and committee meetings are televised on Addison Community Television and streamed live at

Village Clerk
(630) 693-7501

The village clerk is elected at large for a four-year term and provides a variety of services. Residents may inspect village documents, ordinances and resolutions, file Freedom of Information Act requests, submit applications for appointment to village commissions, register to vote, and have documents notarized in the clerk’s office.

Village Departments

(630) 693-7510

(630) 693-7570

Community Development
(630) 693-7530

Community Relations
(630) 693-7550

Public Works: 1491 Jeffrey Dr.
(630) 620-2020

Village Events

Village Facebook

Village Events Facebook

Village Twitter

Police3 Friendship Plaza

Non-emergency(630) 543-3080

Police Website

Police Facebook

Police Twitter

Addison Historical Museum
(630) 628-1433
135 W. Army Trail Rd. Hours: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday

Welcome to Addison

“Get The Addison Advantage!” It’s not just a slogan that began 20 years ago; it’s our message that Addison is a vibrant and expanding community in DuPage County that preserves our heritage and is a welcoming place to live, work, run a business and raise your family.

“Addison is keeping up with the needs of our residents by providing the very best public services, fostering a sense of citizen engagement and offering a place for everyone,” said Mayor Rich Veenstra, elected to his second term as mayor in 2017 after serving for 21 years as a village trustee. “Addison has everything from starter homes to luxury homes for everyone from first-time home buyers, growing families, empty nesters and seniors looking for a caring community,” Mayor Veenstra said.

Businesses, too, will find Addison a place that’s on the move. Addison is near major highways and just 11 miles from O’Hare International Airport, has more than 300 acres of business park within its borders and is near many established commercial and industrial businesses. Addison is home to the largest industrial park in DuPage County and one of the largest in Illinois, making it a great place to start and expand a business.

Addison is home to a wide range of educational excellence. Leading education services include the innovative Addison Early Learning Center, a growing and diverse student population within its 10 public and parochial elementary schools, the nationally-recognized Addison Trail High School, the dynamic career and technical education programs of Technology Center of DuPage and convenient campuses of DeVry University, Chamberlain College of Nursing and College of DuPage are in Addison.

Here are just a few of Addison’s newer advantages that our community is proud of:

  • Enclave at Mill Creek: 87 single-family ranch-style homes with first floor master bedrooms and optional second floors, located at Army Trail and Mill roads.
  • Clarendale Senior Housing: A 215,000 square-foot, five-story facility located on Lake Street, just east of the I-355 corridor and next to Marcus Theatre and Hampton Inn & Suites. Completion is scheduled for early 2019. The community includes 98 independent, 54 assisted and 38 memory care units as well as full dining, housekeeping, a pub, fitness center, spa, billiards and a bistro.
  • Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center: A state-of-the-art public safety communications facility providing law enforcement and fire protection services for Addison and more than a dozen area communities.
  • Rock ‘N Wheels: Addison’s weekly summer festival of popular music, food and a place to gather with family and friends at Addison’s new Village Green next to village hall.

See what the Addison advantage is all about. Check out our community and you’ll see why Addison is a place that’s on the move!

Addison Fire Protection District

The Addison Fire Protection District is an all-hazards emergency services organization providing fire, medical, rescue and safety educational services to the Village of Addison and the unincorporated areas surrounding the village. The Addison Fire Protection District is housed in three fire stations staffed with full-time, cross-trained firefighter-paramedics.

Emergency services are primarily provided via three paramedic-equipped quint fire vehicles capable of performing the multiple roles of a fire engine, a ladder truck and rescue squad.

Three advanced life support ambulances provide paramedic services and transports to area hospitals: AMITA-Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Edwards-Elmhurst Hospital and AMITA-Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital.

The fire protection district also offers a variety of community services, such as blood pressure checks, CPR and first aid classes, health equipment loan program, public and private fire prevention classes, residential key box program and rural address sign program as well as a robust young adult Explorer program.

The Explorer program involves young men and women who are at least 14 years of age and not yet 21 years old. Exploring is all about helping young adults make a more informed decision about future careers and determine if a particular career is the right one for them.

For more information on the fire district, visit