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Village of Glendale Heights
Village President
Village President

Linda Jackson


630.909.5302
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Summary:
Elected as Village President: 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017
Appointed Acting Mayor: September 1999 – September 2000
Elected as Trustee: 1991, 1995, 1999
Years as a resident: 41

Committees/Commissions served:
Special Events Committee • Charity Golf Classic Committee • Historical Committee • Parks and Recreation Committee • Christmas Sharing Committee • Golf Course Committee • Government Agency Partnership (GAP) • Glendale Heights CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition • Youth Commission (Founding Member) • Senior Center Advisory Council • Founders’ Day Committee

Member of:
DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference • Metropolitan Mayors Caucus • U.S. Conference of Mayors • Glendale Heights Jr. Woman’s Club • Glendale Heights VFW Post 2377 • Ladies Auxiliary • Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce • Neighborhood Watch • CERT Member • Citizen’s Police Academy Graduate

Recipient of:
Illinois Woman of Achievement Award • Outstanding Patriotism Award from the State of Illinois VFW • DuPage County Historical Society Recognition Award


Letter from the Village President
On behalf of the entire Village Board, thank you for visiting the official website of the Village of Glendale Heights, Illinois. This website is a valuable communication link between our residents and the Village Board and staff members. Other important communication tools for residents and business owners are Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!

There has been significant commercial activity throughout the Village, a strong indicator that we are in economic recovery. Construction of the new Bucky’s gas station on North Avenue, which includes a gas station and convenience store, was recently completed and they opened in January of 2016. The former Sports Authority underwent a significant transformation and facade shopping center at the southwest corner of Bloomingdale and Army Trail Road was purchased. The new owner is making improvements to the Center and constructing a new out-lot building that includes a Starbucks. Dunkin Donuts also purchased the closed Hickory River restaurant, and plans are underway for a complete interior and exterior renovation. I am also excited that the former vacant Dominick’s on Army Trail Road was recently purchased, and the new owner is in the process of submitting plans to make extensive improvements including several new store fronts. You may read my State of the Village address for more information on the many accomplishments throughout the Village we have achieved over the past year.

I am also proud to report that I, along with all of the Board of Trustees, have unanimously voted to not raise your tax dollars in the 2016 property tax levy, and the Village is operating with the same property tax dollars as last year. In fact, there is actually a small reduction from the prior year. The total proposed 2016 tax levy is less than 1% more than it was in 2008. It is important to note that on average and depending on where you live, only 10.6% of the property tax burden is assessed by the Village. So for example, if your total tax bill is $6,000, the Village will receive 10.6% or $636, while the remaining percentage goes to other taxing districts (such as schools, library, fire districts, etc.). For more information on where your property taxes go, you may tune in to GHTV, at 12:50pm or 5:50pm daily, to watch our tax levy presentation or you may watch it anytime on YouTube!

Glendale Heights is also a great place to live and raise a family. I am so very proud of the array of amenities the Village has to offer our residents of all ages. The Sports Hub, Glendale Lakes Golf Club, Center for Senior Citizens, GH2O Aquatic Center with FlowRider Surfing Simulator, and much more! We also hold many special events throughout the year, and are home to Glendale Heights Fest, which features one of the best fireworks displays in DuPage County, and Glendale Heights Oktoberfest with authentic German food and drink. Continue to check the Village calendar to see when the next great event will be!

The Glendale Heights Village Board of Trustees and I are always open to hearing from you as we continue to be a "Proud and Progressive Village for All People"!