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The following are elected:
Mayor:  Kathleen A. Weaver
City Clerk:  Joanne Ragona
City Treasurer:  Michael J. Coren
City Administrator:  Bryon D. Vana
City Attorney:  Rosenthal, Murphey & Coblentz

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Mayor Kathleen Weaver Mayor Kathleen Moesle Weaver
Term Ends - May 2015

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First elected in 1987, Kathleen Weaver has served continuously since that time. On October 17, 2005, Kathleen was chosen by her fellow alderman to fill the unexpired term of Mayor which ran until April, 2007. In April, 2007 she was elected by the residents of Darien as Mayor. She has been the Chairman of the Administrative/Finance Committee which oversees the City’s annual budget, a position she held from 1987 until April, 2007.

Kathleen received her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, Champaign.  She has been an elementary school teacher and is currently working in the insurance industry.  She is widowed with two adult children and one grandchild.


JoAnne Ragona, City Clerk

JoAnne Ragona, City Clerk
Term Ends - May 2015

JoAnne has been Darien resident for more than 35 years and is the parent of two adult children.

She has 23 years municipal experience with the City of Darien and the Village of Woodridge.  JoAnne has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from DePaul University and is a Certified Municipal Clerk and Illinois Registered Clerk.  JoAnne has been a volunteer for Our Lady of Peace, Darien Youth Club, School District 61, DarienFest, Carmelite Carefree Village, Municipal Clerks of Illinois and Safer Foundation PACE.  She is a member of International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Municipal Clerks of Illinois, Municipal Clerks of DuPage County, North and Northwest Suburban Clerk’s Association.

Treasurer Michael J. Coren Michael J. Coren, Treasurer
Term Ends - May 2015

Elected as Treasurer in the April 2007 election.  Michael is married to Jan and has one daughter, Gina, and two sons, Scott and John.

Alderman Ted Schauer

Ted V. Schauer, Alderman Ward One
Term Ends - May 2017

Elected as Alderman April 2009

Ted Schauer has lived in Darien since 2000. Ted graduated from The University of Iowa in 1991. He is a senior loan officer and has been in the banking industry since 2001. Ted is also president of the Farmingdale South Homeowners Association. He is married to his wife, Kristina and is the father of two boys.

Ward One is bound by Plainfield Road, Bailey Road, Nantucket Drive and North Frontage Road.

  • Chairman, Administrative/Finance Committee [schedule]

Tina Beilke, Alderwoman Ward Two

Tina M. Beilke, Alderman Ward Two
Term Ends - May 2015

Elected as Alderman April 2011

Tina Beilke has been a Darien resident since 1994. Tina is married to her husband Jeff, and they have two school aged daughters.

Tina has worked in the property tax profession and real estate field for 20 years, currently serving as Assistant Vice President to Investors Property Tax Services, Inc., part of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University and a Master's in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Tina is a current member of the Darien Woman's Club.

Alderman Joe Kenny  Joseph A. Kenny, Alderman Ward Three
Term Ends - May 2017

Elected as Alderman April 2013
Joe and his wife Lisa, who is a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, have lived in Darien since 1997. Joe worked as bus mechanic with the CTA for 18 years before becoming a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in 2001. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, and the Public Policy Committee with Illinois Association of Realtors

Ward Three is bound by 67th Street, Cass Avenue, Plainfield Road, and Fairview Avenue and includes:
Brookhaven West Subdivision Brookhaven Plaza
Darien Club Subdivision Heritage Plaza & adjacent businesses
DiCosia Subdivision Plainfield Office Park
Farmingdale Subdivision Moser Subdivision
Norman Court Homes & Townhomes  
Knotingham Subdivision - Darien portion
Stevens, Hawthorne & Williams Street Homes
Lace, Fairview and Eisenhower Schools area homes & businesses
Colonial Manor Apt & adjacent businesses
Darien City Hall & Police Department area

Joerg Seifert, Alderman Ward Four

Joerg Seifert, Alderman Ward Four
Term Ends - May 2015

Joerg Seifert was elected as Alderman of Ward 4 in 2011 for a 4 year term. Joerg has been a resident of Darien for more than 20 of the last 30 years. Joerg was raised in Darien and attended all local schools. He is now raising his three daughters in the house he grew up in.

Joerg is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. Joerg is the owner of Joerg Seifert Law Offices P.C. in Elmhurst, Illinois, with a practice concentrating in Corporate, Estate Planning and Probate and Real Estate.

Alderman James Marchese Joseph A. Marchese, Alderman Ward Five
Term Ends - May 2017

Elected as Alderman April, 1997. He is married and father of three children.

Ward Five is bound by South Frontage Road, Lemont Road, Cumnor Road and Plainfield Road.


Alderwoman Sylvia McIvor Sylvia McIvor, Alderman Ward Six
Term Ends - May 2015
Elected as Alderman on May 2, 2005.  She is married and has two children.

Ward Six

Adlfinger’s Resubdivision Betkes Subdivision
Charles Peak Division Chestnut Court (shopping center)
GMC Resubdivision Marketplace at Darien (shopping center)
Meyers Commons Part of the Lake in the Woods
Rosewood Condos Rosewood Resubdivision No. 2
Sharon Estates Water Tower Court Assessment
Water Tower Court Unit 2 Woodhill Resubdivision
Woodmere Zepa’s Subdivision
Crossroad of Darien PUD (office, shopping center)
Darien Corporate Center (office, industrial)
Darien Towne Centre (shopping center)
Gallagher & Henry’s Farmingdale Ridge Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Gallagher & Henry’s Farmingdale Village Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Photo Coming Soon Thomas J. Belczak, Alderman Ward Seven
Term Ends - May 2017

Ward Seven is bound by 67th Street, Richmond Avenue, Plainfield Road and Cass Avenue

Council Committees

Administrative/Finance Committee Ted Schauer - Chairman
Joe Kenny
Tina Beilke
Police Committee Sylvia McIvor - Chairman
Joe Kenny
Thomas J. Belczak
Municipal Services Committee Joseph A. Marchese - Chairman
Thomas J. Belczak
Ted Schauer
Tina Beilke
Joerg Seifert


2014 City Meeting Schedule

To view the agendas, go to the City Calendar.

Public Hearings will be published as they are scheduled. Goal Setting Sessions are scheduled as needed.

The press will be notified when a meeting is cancelled or scheduled other than listed above. Please contact City Hall prior to attending a meeting.

Because a Holiday may fall on Monday when a City Council Meeting is scheduled, the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be held on the following day (Tuesday).


All scheduled Meetings are held at DARIEN CITY HALL, 1702 Plainfield Road, Darien, unless otherwise noted. Agenda will be posted.




Administrative/Finance Committee 6:00pm First Monday Each Month
Communications Commission 7:00pm Third Thursday Each Month
Citizen of the Year Committee   As Needed
City Council Meeting 7:30pm First & Third Monday Each Month
Committee-of-the-Whole   As Needed
Environmental Committee   Quarterly
Goal Setting Session   As Needed
Municipal Services Committee 6:30pm Fourth Monday Each Month
Planning and Zoning Commission 7:00pm First & Third Wednesday Each Month
Police Committee 6:00pm First Thursday Each Month
Police Pension Board   As Needed
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners 5:00pm First Tuesday Each Month
Police Facility; 1710 Plainfield Road

Meet and Greet Mayor Kathleen Weaver

You are invited to Meet & Greet Mayor Kathleen Weaver the third Monday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Darien City Hall, 1702 Plainfield Road. Find out the latest City updates! Share your thoughts and suggestions! Get involved! Meet other residents!



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