Regional & State Officials

 

Park Forest, IL 60466


The Village of Park Forest is complex with regard to other layers of government serving the community. Park Forest is located in two different counties (Cook and Will), four different townships (Rich and Bloom in Cook County; Crete and Monee in Will County) and several different school districts (Districts 162, 163, 227 and 201-U). 

Frequently Asked Questions regarding governmental contacts

How can I reach the Governor of Illinois?


The Governor is JB Pritzker. The Governor's contact information is: 

Springfield Office
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-6830 or 217-782-6831
 
Chicago Office
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, Suite 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2121 or 312-814-2122

 
To send an email to Governor Pritzker, click here. For more information about the Governor and his office, his official website can be found here


Who represents me in Washington?


Park Forest is served by both two US Senators serving Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth. In the US House of Representatives, Park Forest is served by Congresswoman Robin Kelly in the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. Contact information for each are:

Senator Tammy Duckworth
Official website

District Office
230 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
312-886-3506

Washington Office
Hart Senate Office Building, Office 524
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-2854

Senator Dick Durbin
official website

District Office
230 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
312-353-4952

Washington Office
Hart Senate Office Building, Office 711
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-2152

Congresswoman Robin Kelly
official website

District Office
600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 505
Matteson, IL 60443
708-679-0078

Washington Office
2416 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-0773


Who is my State Senator and/or State Representative?


The Park Forest community is divided into multiple districts for representation within the Illinois State Legislature. Park Forest is served in the Illinois General Assembly by two State Senators and two State Representatives: 

  • Senators Michael Hasting and Patrick Joyce
  • Representatives Anthony DeLuca and Debbie Meyers-Martin


Any of the above may be contacted regarding matters of importance at the State government level. The representatives and senators listed above have specified geographic boundaries. To find out which specific senatorial or representative district you live in, click here and enter your address. Contact information for state legislators serving Park Forest is:

Senator Michael Hasting
official website

District Office
20855 S. LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-5431

Springfield Office
111 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-9595

Senator Patrick Joyce
official website

District Office
270 Main Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
708-756-0882

Springfield Office
118 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-7419

Representative Anthony DeLuca
official website

District Office
195 W. Joe Orr Road, Suite 201
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
708-754-7900

Springfield Office
271-S Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-1719

Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin
official website

District Office
813 School Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
708-833-7010

Springfield Office
237-E Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-558-1007


Who is my County Commissioner?

Park Forest is geographically located in both Cook County and Will County and thus has two county commissioners.

Cook County
The portion of Park Forest located in Cook County is partially in the County’s 5th District and 6th District. Commissioner Deborah Sims is the Cook County Commissioner for the 5th District and Commissioner Donna Miller is the Commissioner for the 6th District. Click Cook County Commissioner Districts for a mapping of the various districts within Cook County government.   To learn more details about the Cook County governmental services, click here. Contact information for both Commissioners serving Park Forest is as follows:

Commissioner Donna Miller
official website

118 N. Clark Street, Room 567
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-4216

Commissioner Deborah Sims
official website

118 N. Clark Street, Room 567
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-6381 


Will County

The portion of Park Forest in Will County is located in a portion of Will County District 1. Commissioners for District 1 include Sherry Newquist and Judy Ogalla. A map of boundaries for Will County District 1 is accessible here. To learn more about Will County Board and services, click here. Contact information for both Commissioners serving Park Forest is as follows:

Commissioner Sherry Newquist
official website
708-280-9453                      

Commissioner Judy Ogalla
official website
708-710-3701

What does township government cover and which township do I live in?

Generally speaking, townships in Illinois serve the following needs. General assistance is provide for township residents in need. The township provides support to the county tax assessor’s office with regard to assessment of property for the purposes of taxation. Finally, townships provide maintenance of all bridges and roads which are not covered by local, county or state jurisdictions.

Park Forest is situated in four different townships including Bloom and Rich Townships in Cook County and Crete and Monee Townships in Will County.

General information about each township and the services provided at the township level of government can be found with following links:

Bloom Township

Bloom Township Map

Rich Township

Crete Township

Monee Township

 

What school district do I live in?
 

Sometimes, residents of Park Forest may be mistaken in thinking that the Village of Park Forest may have jurisdiction over local school districts. In fact, Park Foresters live in several different school districts that are governed by separate elected boards. Residents who live in Cook County are served by two different elementary school districts and one high school district as follows. 

Elementary School District 162 serves residents living in Park Forest north of the Old Plank Road Trail.

District 162 boundaries map

Elementary School District 163 serves Cook County residents of Park Forest south of the Old Plank Road Trail to the Will County line.

District 163 boundaries map

High School District 227 serves all Cook County residents of Park Forest

District 227 boundaries map


Park Forest residents who live in Cook County, east of Western Avenue and south of Dogwood Street 
Steger School District 194
School District 194 boundaries map

 Park Forest residents who live in Will County are served by consolidated
School District 201-U


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Pritzker, J.B. Governor 312-814-2121
Kelly, Robin U.S. Representative   708-679-0078
Durbin, Dick U.S. Senator 312-353-4952
Duckworth, Tammy U.S. Senator   312-886-3506
Meyers-Martin, Debbie State Representative 708-833-7010
DeLuca, Anthony State Representative 708-754-7900
Hastings, Michael E. State Senator 708-283-4125
Joyce, Patrick State Senator   708-756-0882
Miller, Donna Cook County Commissioner 312-603-4216
Sims, Deborah Cook County Commissioner 312-603-6381
Ogalla, Judy Will County Commissioner, District 1 708-710-3701
Newquist, Sherry Will County Commissioner - District 1 708-280-9453