Chamber President’s Welcome

The Harwood Heights-Norridge Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its annual community guide. This guide is a valuable resource for finding local businesses, schools, churches, organizations and governmental services in the area. It is also valuable to our members for reaching customers, promoting their business and supporting the Chamber and community. The Chamber boasts over 100 members. This year promises to be exciting with even more events to plan, and special guest speakers at Chamber meetings.

Together, the Chamber and its members strive to provide opportunities to network with other business owners, to improve business conditions and to give back to the community through scholarship opportunities and sponsorships of local events. We also strive to advocate for our businesses within the villages and with our elected officials. However, this is only possible through the time and participation of its members. To those businesses and organizations who are already members of the chamber – thank you for your support. For those in the community who want to know what we are about, please attend a meeting or networking event on me.

I would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to the Chamber’s returning officers: Mark Fritsch of People’s Home Equity Mortgage, Warner DeJulio, owner of 312 Communications, Inc. and Jerry Kochowicz, branch manager of Wintrust Bank Norridge. I would like to welcome our new officer, Katherine O’Dell of Amari & Locallo.

For those of you who have not yet joined, please take this as a personal invitation to come to a meeting and see for yourself what the Chamber can do for your business. Hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Julia Jensen Smolka
Attorney at Law DiMonte & Lizak, LLC
President, Chamber of Commerce
Harwood Heights/Norridge
Visit: www.juliasmolka.com
www.harwoodnorridgechamber.com


Chamber Information

Chamber Mission

The purpose of this organization is for the advancement of economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of Harwood Heights-Norridge and the surrounding area, by giving proper assistance to any new firm, while encouraging the growth of existing industries and businesses.

It shall be the purpose of the Harwood Heights-Norridge Chamber of Commerce to promote the welfare of all its member businesses and of the surrounding businesses, and to support activities believed to be beneficial to the community.

As the chamber is a business organization with its main mission being the promotion of business through proper and lawful means within the municipality of Harwood Heights-Norridge and of surrounding communities, its main focus shall be on commerce in all its forms; retail, service, manufacturing, et. al.

Chamber Events

Chamber membership meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. For location information, visit www.harwoodnorridgechamber.com

Chamber Membership Benefits
  • Businesses listed in our community guide alphabetically as well as by category. The guide is distributed to every business and household in the 60706 ZIP code area.
  • Listing on the Chamber of Commerce website alphabetically and by category with links provided to member’s website.
  • Business seminars.
  • Addresses and contact information, which includes all chamber members.
  • Opportunities to sponsor events (i.e. After-hours events, golf outings, etc.).
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in “welcome bags” that are distributed to all new residents.

Chamber Officers

President
Julia Jensen Smolka
Attorney
Dimonte & Lizak, LLC
216 W. Higgins Rd.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 698-9600
jjensen@dimontelaw.com

Treasurer
Mark Fritsch
Peoples Home Equity Mortgage
1801 S. Meyers Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60181
(773) 294-5626
mark@markfritsch.com

Vice President, Information & Membership
Warner DeJulio
312 Communication, Inc.
8648 W. Carmen Ave.
Norridge, IL 60706
(312) 714-5050
warner@312communications.com

Vice President, Information & Membership
Katherine A. O’Dell
Partner, The Law Offices of Amari & Locallo
734 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 255-8550
kaa@amari-locallo.com

Secretary
Jerry S. Kochowicz
Wintrust Bank – Norridge
7040 W Forest Preserve Dr.
Norridge, IL 60706
(708) 457-0508 (Office)
jkochowicz@wintrust.com


Elected Officials

Mike Quigley
Illinois Fifth District Congressman
(773) 267-5926

John MulROE
10th District Illinois State Senator
(773) 763-3810

Michael P. McAuliffe
20th District Illinois State Representative
(773) 444-0611

Robert Martwick
19th District Illinois State Representative
(773) 286-1115

Richard Durbin
U.S. Senator
(312) 353-4952

Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Senator
(312) 886-3506


Harwood Heights Mayor’s Welcome

Dear Members, Future Members and Visitors of our Community,

The Village of Harwood Heights offers a small-town atmosphere with easy access to the Chicago metropolitan area. We are in close proximity to O’Hare Airport, Kennedy Expressway, Village of Norridge and Chicago City sites and events that presents us with a prime destination to visit. It is truly an “Island in the City.”

Our comprehensive plan created a vision that led to many development opportunities that resulting in retail growth. We welcomed many new businesses to our community which offer our residents and visitors many options for retail and restaurant experiences.

We are proud of our financial stability with an A+ rating by Standard and Poor’s.

The Harwood Heights-Norridge Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in supporting our local businesses. These women and men with varying wisdom and experience create a network that supports a business-friendly environment that encourages economic development and stability for the residents of our community.

Join us as we continue to form a partnership between residents, businesses and neighboring community enabling an opportunity for future growth. Residents are encouraged to support our local businesses that will, in turn, continue to contribute to the economic stability of the village.

Sincerely,

Mayor Arlene Jezierny
Village of Harwood Heights


Harwood Heights Information

Garage Sales

Citizens may only have three garage sales per year and must register with the police department.

Vehicle Stickers

Stickers can be obtained at the village hall for $20. A valid driver’s license with a Harwood Heights address and vehicle registration with a Harwood Heights address must be presented to purchase a sticker.

Curfew

A curfew has been set for children younger than 18: Sunday-Thursday: 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday & Saturday: 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Village Board Meetings

Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at village hall: 7300 W. Wilson Ave.

Utilities

Nicor
(888) 642-6748

ComEd
(800) 334-7661

Ameritech(
800) 244-4444

JULIE
(800) 892-0123

ARC Disposal & Recycling Co.
(708) 456-0004

Eisenhower Public Library district
4613 N. Oketo Ave.
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
(708) 867-7828
www.eisenhowerlibrary.org

Harwood Heights Elected Officials

Mayor
Arlene Jezierny

Village Clerk
Marcia Pollowy

Deputy Clerk
Mary O’Connor

Trustee
Annette Brzezniak-Volpe

Trustee
Jeffrey Rasche

Trustee
Therese Schuepfer

Trustee
Lawrence Steiner

Trustee
Giuseppe Zerillo

Trustee
Anna Brzozowski-Wegrecki


Norridge Mayor’s Welcome

Dear Residents,

The Village of Norridge is only two square miles in area and has almost 15,000 residents. The Village of Norridge’s proximity to Chicago and all the expressways makes it an outstanding location for businesses and residents alike.

Norridge remains a great place to live and raise your family. The village completed a major expansion at the Harlem Irving Plaza. Target and K-Mart feature produce areas in their stores to give residents more shopping options.

The Village of Norridge is driven heavily by its sales tax revenue, which makes up more than 70 percent of its annual revenue. I am committed to developing available properties and bringing new jobs to the village.

So after this long winter, take a couple of shopping days and support the local retailers and help keep your real estate taxes and local fees the lowest in the state.

Sincerely yours,

James Chmura
Village President
Village of Norridge


Norridge Information

Vehicle Stickers

Vehicle stickers are valid from May 1 through April 30. Basic vehicle stickers and motorcycle tags can be obtained at the village hall for $10; truck and recreational vehicle stickers range from $25 to $35. Late fees apply after June 30. The car must be registered to the owner at the Norridge address.

Garage Sale Permits

A resident may have two garage sales each calendar year, up to three days each. Garage sale signs may be displayed in the parkway (but not on poles, trees, etc). The permit for the first sale in a calendar year will cost $10; for the second sale, the fee will be an additional $10. Permits should be purchased at least 72 hours before the sale.

Passports

The Village of Norridge is a Passport Acceptance Office. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (708) 453-0800 to make an appointment on Saturdays.

Curfew

A curfew has been set for children younger than 18: Sunday-Thursday: 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday & Saturday: 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Eisenhower Public Library District
4613 N. Oketo Ave.
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
(708) 867-7828
www.eisenhowerlibrary.org

Utilities

NICOR
(888) 642-6748

ComEd
(800) 334-7661

Ameritech
(800) 244-4444

JULIE
(800) 892-0123

Bosman Brothers
(630) 333-3591

Village Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from January to October and on the second Wednesday of the month during the months of November and December. Meetings are held at the Norridge Village Hall, 4000 N. Olcott Ave. and begin at 6:30 p.m.

Voting

The Village of Norridge hosts early voting before each election for any voter registered in suburban Cook County. Exact dates are available as we near each election. For more information, call the village clerk.

Norridge Elected Officials

Village President
James Chmura

Village Clerk
Debra J. Budnik

Trustee
Dominic S. Falagario

Trustee
Donald Gelsomino

Trustee
Jacqueline P. Gregorio

Trustee
Ursula A. Kucharsk

iTrustee
Dominic Sulimowski

Trustee
Daniel Tannhauser