Des Plaines IL Digital Profile

Chamber Welcome

Dear Friends, Neighbors & Chamber Members, Welcome to the 2019 Des Plaines Chamber Community Guide & Chamber Directory!

I am honored to be the elected president of the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2019, as this city embarks on incredible growth, changing the face of our downtown and welcoming new businesses. As a 40-year resident of Des Plaines, I truly believe in our community and I am especially proud of those businesses and organizations who have been in Des Plaines for generations. In with the new, but preserving and valuing our past. It is an exciting time to be in Des Plaines!

LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s leading airline catering company owned by Lufthansa Airlines, has been a member of the Des Plaines Chamber since 2015 – before we even broke ground on Touhy Avenue.

You might ask why a major corporation, whose customer contracts are secured at a global level, would join the Chamber? Let me share some of the benefits that we have experienced through our engagement with Chamber members: advertised new jobs in our local papers to hire 125 of our employees from Des Plaines and 500 from surrounding suburbs; started a shuttle bus service for our employees; booked over 4,000 rooms with local hotels for start-up teams and visitors; hosted local banks on site to assist employees in opening bank accounts; hired two leadership employees through the Veterans Back to Work Boot Camp and Job Fair; had local health professionals offer their expertise at our annual Employee Health Fair; partnered with Oakton Community College to do on-site training, even attaining a grant; spent millions of dollars over the last three years with local suppliers; gave back to the community through the food pantry, as well as participated in community events; employees’ children obtained educational assistance through the Scholarship Foundation; management staff attends the Chamber’s Leadership Series; enjoyed regular contact with government officials at chamber events, where our voices are heard.

I hope you realize all of the opportunities that the Chamber has to offer beyond obtaining new business. I promise you, we will continue to add and drive value for our members, including some exciting new programs starting in 2019!

Please enjoy, use, and share this year’s guide highlighting our businesses and organizations. They
are the best!

Cindy Veremis

Des Plaines Chamber
Board President

LSG Sky Chefs
Regional Human Resources Director

Upward movement is a common theme for our members this year. This means we will support each other as we grow our businesses and become more active in the community. We are excited to announce expanded member services, networking opportunities and specialty groups.

Did you know the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce has been part of the Des Plaines community for 85 years? After spending 30 years in our offices on Oakton Street, the Chamber moved into our new home on Touhy Avenue. Our new home has a larger meeting room to accommodate the needs of our growing membership and our successful Veterans Boot Camp.

The office is open and available to members who stop by to grab a cup of coffee and check their email.  Members are also welcome to place company information on our brochure rack that serves as a community resource.

We recently launched a monthly Social Impact meeting that will give both nonprofit and for-profit organizations an opportunity to share information about having a positive impact on the community. The Chamber also plans to establish a Volunteer Sharing Bank consisting of people willing to give time/supplies to nonprofit organizations. A Community Resource Fair will be held this summer.

On other fronts, our Women in Business Power Hour and “First Friday” meetings are growing. The non-compete networking groups, The DEN Group and B2B Connections, are adding new members. Finally, we’ve been working on creating themes to make scheduled events more interesting and fun. Come golf at our Western “Par-Tee” Golf Classic this fall at Chevy Chase Country Club and save the date for the Winter Garden Ball. “The Adventure Begins”
on February 7.

Our goal is to help every member of the Des Plaines Chamber enjoy “upward movement” by connecting you to potential customers and friends through our events, meetings, seminars and socials. Thank you for your support!

Andrea Biwer
Executive Director
Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Board of Directors and Chamber Staff

Board of Directors

Cindy Veremis
LSG Sky Chefs

Ella Woodford-Parker
AMITA Health
Holy Family Medical Center

Lauren Trost
Two Men and a Truck

Jill Wilcox
Rivers Casino

Will Brown
Edward Jones


Ron Branch
Wheels, Inc.

Alyse Cohen Burman
The Wildbird Shack, Ltd.

Mike Charewicz
Accurate Auto Clinic

Antonio Davila Jr.
Income Tax Y Mas

Martin Gardner
Wintrust Commercial Banking

Bruce Jones
Porte Brown LLC

Sam Mathew
Abbott Molecular

Robert Parksinson

Anuj Patel
Pontarelli Companies

Peggy Slattery
Daily Herald Media Group

Barbara Van Slambrouck
Printing, Inc.

Ellen Yearwood
Yearwood & Associates, Ltd.

Ex-Officio Members

Michael Bartholomew

Mike McMahon
City of Des Plaines

Don Militec
Des Plaines
Park District

Fred Scharm
Scharm Floor Covering

Holly Sorensen
Des Plaines Public Library

meet the chamber

Andrea Biwer
Executive Director

Andrea Friedman
Program Director

Marisa Marton
Member Services

Herman Zelk
Membership Consultant

Government Officials


Donald Trump (R)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Comments: (202) 456-1111
Switchboard: (202) 456-1414

U.S. Senators

Richard J. Durbin (D)
711 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-2152
230 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 353-4952

Tammy Duckworth (D)
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-2854
230 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 3900
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 886-3506

U.S. Congressmen

Mike Quigley (D)
U.S. Congressman | 5th District
2458 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-4061
3223 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 267-5926

Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
U.S. Congressman | 8th District
515 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3711
1701 E. Woodfield Rd., Ste. 704
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 413-1959

Jan Schakowsky (D)
U.S. Congresswoman | 9th District
2367 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-2111
820 Davis St., Ste. 105
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 328-3409

Brad Schneider (R)
U.S. Congressman | 10th District
1432 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-4835
111 Barclay Blvd., Ste. 200
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 383-4870

Illinois State Governor

JB Pritzker (D)
Springfield Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0244

Chicago Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St., Ste. 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601 | (312) 814-2121

Illinois State Senators

John G. Mulroe (R)
State Senator | 10th District
127 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1035
5940 N. Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 100
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 763-3810

Ann Gillespie (D)
State Senator | 27th District
108D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4471
120 W. Eastman St., Ste. 207
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 749-1880

Laura Murphy (D)
State Senator | 28th District
M118 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3875
1510 Midway Ct., Ste. E107
Elk Grove, IL 60007
(847) 718-1110

Julie A. Morrison (D)
State Senator | 29th District
M115 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3650
700 Osterman Ave.
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-5200

Representatives in Illinois General Assembly

Michael P. McAuliffe (R)
State Representative | 20th District
219-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8182
5515 N. East River Rd.
Chicago, IL 60656 | (773) 444-0611

Mark L. Walker (D)
State Representative | 53rd District
278-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3739
120 W. Eastman St., Ste. 207
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 749-1137

Martin J. Moylan (D)
State Representative | 55th District
242-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8007
24 S. Des Plaines River Rd., Ste. 400
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 635-6821

Jonathon Carroll (D)
State Representative | 57th District
241-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1004
3153 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 229-5499

City Information


Matthew J. Bogusz

City Manager
Michael Bartholomew

City Clerk
Jennifer Tsalapatanis

City Council

1st Ward
Mark A. Lysakowski

2nd Ward
Colt Moylan

3rd Ward
Denise Rodd

4th Ward
Artur Zadrozny

5th Ward
Carla Brookman

6th Ward
Malcolm Chester

7th Ward
Don Smith

8th Ward
Andrew Goczkowski


Economic Development (847) 391-5380
Emergency Communications (847) 391-5666
Finance (847) 391-5300
Fire (non-emergency) (847) 391-5333
Human Resources (847) 391-5486
Legal (847) 391-5303
Media Services (847) 391-5312
Community Municipal Development (847) 391-5480
Police (non-emergency) (847) 391-5400
Public Works (847) 391-5464

Services, Licenses & Permits

Animal Licenses (847) 391-5300
Business Licenses (847) 391-5366
Construction/Remodeling Permits (847) 391-5370
Public Tree Care Program (847) 391-5464
Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste (847) 391-5464
Senior Citizen/Community Outreach (847) 391-5492
Vehicle Licenses (847) 391-5300
Voter Registration (847) 391-5311

Resident Information

Elk Grove Township
2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd.: (847) 437-0300
Arlington Heights, IL 60005: Fax (847) 437-0434
Supervisor: Michael Sweeney
Tax Assessor: Connie Carosielli
Clerk: George K. Busse
Highway Commissioner: Art Niewiardowski

Maine Township
1700 Ballard Rd.: (847) 297-2510
Park Ridge, IL 60068: Fax (847) 297-1335
Cook County Building & Zoning: (312) 603-0500
Supervisor: Laura J. Morask
Tax Assessor: Susan Moylan Krey
Clerk: Peter Gialamas
Highway Commissioner: Walter Kazmierczak

Wheeling Township
1616 N. Arlington Hts. Rd.: (847) 259-7730
Arlington Heights, IL 60004: Fax (847) 259-1570
Supervisor: Kathy Penner
Tax Assessor: Jerry Sadler
Clerk: Joanna Gauza
Highway Commissioner: Tom Neitzke

Jesse White Secretary of State – Driver Services Facility
1470 Lee St. | Des Plaines, 60018: (312)-793-1010


Attorney General, Kwame Raoul: (312) 814-3000
Consumer Protection & Consumer Fraud: (800) 386-5438
Identity Theft Hotline: (866) 999-5630
Better Business Bureau of Chicago: (312) 832-0500
Consumer Complaints (City of Des Plaines): (847) 391-5006
Illinois Department of Commerce: (312) 814-7179
Illinois Department of Employment Security: (800) 244-5631
(Employment service, unemployment insurance)
Illinois Department of Human Rights: (312) 814-6200
(Job discrimination complaints)
Illinois Department of Labor: (312) 793-2800
(Rights, wages, working conditions)
Illinois Department of Revenue: (847) 294-4200


Administration Building
777 E. Algonquin Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016 | (847) 824‑1136

East Maine School District 63

Administration Building
10150 Dee Rd. | Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 299‑1900

Administration Building
1177 S. Dee Rd. | Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 696‑3600
Maine East High School
2601 W. Dempster St.
Park Ridge, IL 60068 | (847) 825‑4484

Maine West High School
1755 S. Wolf Rd. | Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 827‑6176

(Serving Des Plaines residents west of Mt. Prospect Road)

Administration Building
1001 Leicester Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 593‑4300

District 214
(Serving Des Plaines residents west of Mt. Prospect Road)

Administration Building
2121 S. Goebbert Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 718‑7600

Elk Grove High School
500 W. Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 | (847) 718‑4400


Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd. | Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 635‑1600

Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067 | (847) 925‑6000

Roosevelt University – Schaumburg Campus
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173 | (847) 619‑7300

Useful Phone Numbers

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry
(847) 824-4200

Fire Services
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: (847) 391-5333
Fire Prevention Bureau: (847) 391-5340

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (847) 391-5400

City & Services
City of Des Plaines: (847) 391-5300
Consumer Complaints: (847) 391-5303 (City of Des Plaines)
Attorney General: (312) 814-3000
Fraud Hotline: (800) 386-5438
Identity Theft Hotline: (866) 999-5630
Better Business Bureau: (312) 832-0500
Internal Revenue Service: (800) 829-1040
Medicare: (800) 633-4227
Social Security: (800) 772-1213

AMITA Health Holy Family
Medical Center: (847) 297-1800
Advocate Lutheran
General Hospital: (847) 723-2210

Des Plaines Public Library: (847) 827-5551

Chicago Sun-Times: (312) 321-3000
Chicago Tribune: (312) 222-3232
Daily Herald Media Group/
Paddock Publications: (847) 427-4300
Journal & Topics
Media Group: (847) 299-5511

Park District
Des Plaines Park District: (847) 391-5700
Mt. Prospect Park District: (847) 255-5380

Post Office
Oakton Street: (847) 827-5592
Lee Street: (847) 635-6250

Senior Center
Frisbie Senior Center: (847) 768-5944

Metra Train: (312) 322-6777
Pace Bus: (847) 364-7223
RTA Travel Information: (312) 836-7000
O’Hare International
Airport: (800) 832-6352


AT&T: (844) 827-7057
Comcast Cable: (800) 934-6489
Wide Open West: (800) 343-2076

ComEd: (800) 334-7661

Nicor: (888) 642-6748

Garbage & Recycling
ARC Disposal & Recycling : (847) 981-0091

AT&T: (800) 244-4444

Chamber Event Highlights

  • Networking After Hours
  • Women in Business “Power Hour”
  • First Friday Networking
  • DPC Social Impact Executive Meeting
  • Leadership Seminars & Workshops
  • Coffee With Your Legislators
  • Veterans Back to Work Boot Camp
Multi-Chamber Events
  • Quarterly Progressive Breakfasts & Luncheons
  • Legislative Special Events
  • Networking After Hours
Special Events
  • Mayor’s Address to Business
  • Winter Garden Ball
  • Des Plaines Chamber Mid-Year Summit
  • Golf “Par–Tee” Classic
  • Holiday Luncheon
  • Ribbon Cuttings
  • Career Fair “Spring into Spring with a New Career”
Community Events
  • Touch a Truck combined with Spring Fun Fair in May
  • Taste of Des Plaines
  • Fall Fest
  • Halloween Hoopla Parade & Trick-or-Treating
  • Winter Wonderland