Campaign contributions


The “Norridge Improvement Party” is the political machine James Chmura and his cronies use to stay in power.

Below is a list of campaign contributions to the NIP, from 2011 to present.

Note how many names are companies that do business with the Village (pay to play), and how many Village employees give contributions!

Campaign contributions by corporations

NameDateAmountLocationNotes
ALL STAR SECURITY, INC07/25/11$250Park Ridge
AGAE CONTRACTING, INC08/21/13$500Chicago
AL AIR, INC04/30/12$750NorridgeDoes business with the Village
AL AIR, INC09/10/12$750NorridgeDoes business with the Village
AL AIR, INC09/11/13$300NorridgeDoes business with the Village
ALLEGRETTI'S BAKERY08/15/13$200NorridgeDoes business with the Village
ALLEGRETTI'S BAKERY10/02/14$300NorridgeDoes business with the Village
ANCEL, GLINK, DIAMOND, BUSH, DICIANNI & KRAFTHEFER09/15/14$450Chicago
ANNETTI'S PIZZA06/21/12$200Norridge
ANNETTI'S PIZZA09/11/13$200Norridge
ANNETTI'S PIZZA10/08/14$200Norridge
BASILICO RISTORANTE09/26/14$300Norridge
B. HANEY AND SONS, INC07/14/11$400Lombard$1M in business with the Village annually
B. HANEY AND SONS, INC09/05/12$950Lombard$1M in business with the Village annually
B. HANEY AND SONS, INC08/20/13$300Lombard$1M in business with the Village annually
B. HANEY AND SONS, INC09/15/14$400Lombard$1M in business with the Village annually
B. HANEY AND SONS, INC10/08/14$800Lombard$1M in business with the Village annually
BOSMAN DISPOSAL07/14/11$650North AuroraOver $1M in business with the Village annually
BOSMAN DISPOSAL06/22/12$500North AuroraOver $1M in business with the Village annually
BOSMAN DISPOSAL09/18/12$600North AuroraOver $1M in business with the Village annually
BOSMAN DISPOSAL08/20/13$300North AuroraOver $1M in business with the Village annually
BOSMAN DISPOSAL09/11/14$400North AuroraOver $1M in business with the Village annually
CLARKE0714/11$200Roselle
CLEARWATER BEACH ECONO10/08/14$250Clearwater, FL
CONSOLIDATED BUILDING SERVICE, INC07/14/11$200ChicagoDoes business with the Village
CONSOLIDATED BUILDING SERVICE, INC05/09/12$300ChicagoDoes business with the Village
CONSOLIDATED BUILDING SERVICE, INC09/17/13$300ChicagoDoes business with the Village
CONSOLIDATED BUILDING SERVICE, INC11/18/14$300ChicagoDoes business with the Village
COUNTRYWAY RESTAURANT, INC09/17/12$200Norridge
CUMBERLAND BUSINESS CENTER09/12/13$650Norridge
CUMBERLAND CHAPELS LTD07/14/11$200Norridge
CUMBERLAND CHAPELS LTD09/07/12$750Norridge
CUMBERLAND CHAPELS LTD08/14/13$300Norridge
CUMBERLAND CHAPELS LTD10/27/14$500Norridge
DI & PING INC.09/09/14$300Norridge
DOBBS PRE-SCHOOL, INC05/31/12$600Norridge
EDGE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT LLC10/27/14$300Winfield
E & M RENTAL,07/14/11$800Norridge
EDWIN HANCOCK ENGINEERING CO07/14/11$800Westchester$100K+ in engineering work for the Village annually
EDWIN HANCOCK ENGINEERING CO06/22/12$1,450Westchester$100K+ in engineering work for the Village annually
EDWIN HANCOCK ENGINEERING CO09/13/13$1,200Westchester$100K+ in engineering work for the Village annually
EDWIN HANCOCK ENGINEERING CO10/27/14$1,200Westchester$100K+ in engineering work for the Village annually
ELMCREST09/17/12$200Elmwood Park
ELMCREST10/08/14$200Elmwood Park
ETCHINGHAM LAW09/01/14$200Arlington HeightsProvides law services for the Village
FLOWER FANTASY07/12/12$300Norridge
FLOWER FANTASY11/18/14$700Norridge
FRANK J. BAKER & COMPANY, LTD07/14/11$800Des PlainesProvides accounting services for the Village
FRANK J. BAKER & COMPANY, LTD05/21/12$300Des PlainesProvides accounting services for the Village
FRANK J. BAKER & COMPANY, LTD06/26/12$500Des PlainesProvides accounting services for the Village
FRANK J. BAKER & COMPANY, LTD06/27/12$600Des PlainesProvides accounting services for the Village
FRANK J. BAKER & COMPANY, LTD09/01/13$700Des PlainesProvides accounting services for the Village
FRANK J. BAKER & COMPANY, LTD11/18/14$500Des PlainesProvides accounting services for the Village
FRANK J. BAKER & COMPANY, LTD11/18/14$150Des PlainesProvides accounting services for the Village
G-CAT CONSTRUCTION CO06/19/12$1,450BartlettOver $100K in business with the Village annually
G-CAT CONSTRUCTION CO09/16/13$700BartlettOver $100K in business with the Village annually
GERARDI SEWER AND WATER CO09/17/12$300Norridge
GOVERNMENT CONSULTING SERVICES OF ILLINOIS09/03/14$700ChicagoDoes business with the Village
H & H ELECTRIC COMPANY08/01/11$400Franklin ParkOver $100K in business with the Village annually
H & H ELECTRIC COMPANY09/10/12$1,450Franklin ParkOver $100K in business with the Village annually
H & H ELECTRIC COMPANY08/16/13$1,675Franklin ParkOver $100K in business with the Village annually
H & H ELECTRIC COMPANY11/18/14$1,200Franklin ParkOver $100K in business with the Village annually
HARLEM-IRVING COMPANIES/FOREST HARLEM PROPERTIES07/14/11$500NorridgeHarlem Irving Plaza/Michael Marchese.
HARLEM-IRVING COMPANIES/FOREST HARLEM PROPERTIES07/14/12$500NorridgeHarlem Irving Plaza/Michael Marchese.
HARLEM-IRVING COMPANIES/FOREST HARLEM PROPERTIES09/17/12$500NorridgeHarlem Irving Plaza/Michael Marchese.
HARLEM-IRVING COMPANIES/FOREST HARLEM PROPERTIES09/12/13$1,200NorridgeHarlem Irving Plaza/Michael Marchese.
HARLEM-IRVING COMPANIES/FOREST HARLEM PROPERTIES09/05/14$1,200Norridge
JOSEPH FREED & ASSOC LLC09/17/14$500Chicago
MAWKS EDELWEISS LTD09/07/12$750Norridge
MAWKS EDELWEISS LTD10/08/14$100Norridge
MAWKS EDELWEISS LTD11/18/14$500Norridge
MAWKS EDELWEISS LTD11/18/14$500Norridge
IGGY'S CUSTOM MUFFLER SHOP, INC07/09/12$200Norridge
ILLINOIS GAMBINO LANDSCAPING, INC09/17/14$1,000Norridge
ILLINOIS PAPER & COPIER COMPANY09/10/12$200BolingbrookDoes business with the Village
ILLINOIS PAPER & COPIER COMPANY09/12/13$380BolingbrookDoes business with the Village
ILLINOIS PAPER & COPIER COMPANY10/02/14$200BolingbrookDoes business with the Village
JACKS SPORTS BAR & GRILL07/09/12$200Norridge
JAMES A. MARINO, P.C.07/14/11$400Chicago
JAMES A. MARINO, P.C.07/09/12$100Chicago
JAMES A. MARINO, P.C.09/17/12$200Chicago
JAMES A. MARINO, P.C.09/05/13$300Chicago
JAMES A. MARINO, P.C.10/08/14$300Chicago
JOHNSON PAVING07/14/11$800Arlington Heights
JOHNSON PAVING07/14/11$500Arlington Heights
JOHNSON PAVING07/12/14$600Arlington Heights
KG TRUST09/07/12$700Oak Brook Terrace
KOLPAK AND LERNER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW04/27/12$300Niles
KOSCH LAW FIRM09/07/12$750Oak Brook Terrace
LAW OFFICES OF AMARI & LOCALLO04/25/12$300Chicago
LAW OFFICES OF ANTHONY B. FERRARO05/05/12$200Rosemont
LAWRENCE CANFIELD BP INC09/17/12$200Norridge
LAWRENCE CANFIELD BP INC11/18/14$350Norridge
LENART LIQUOR AND FOOD10/08/14$250Norridge
LINS MANDARIN CHINESE RESTAURANT05/15/12$300Norridge
LUKE'S ON HARLEM, CORP08/13/13$200Chicago
MAMA MIA'S10/27/14$300Chicago
MR BEEF AND PIZZA ON HARLEM LTD08/17/11$200Chicago
MULLENS09/17/12$300Norridge
NORRIDGE ACE HARDWARE, INC 07/25/11$200Norridge
NORRIDGE ACE HARDWARE, INC 10/08/14$300norridge
NORRIDGE JEWELERS09/17/12$300Norridge
NORRIDGE JEWELERS10/27/14$300Norridge
OAK ICE CREAM II, INC07/09/12$200Norridge
OTTOSEN BRITZ LAW FIRM02/17/13$500Naperville
PARKWAY BANK07/12/12$500Harwood Heights
PARKWAY BANK08/28/13$250Harwood Heights
PARKWAY BANK09/03/14$1,100Norridge
PLAZA BANK09/05/12$600Norridge
PRODUCE WORLD, LTD09/17/12$200Norridge
PRODUCE WORLD, LTD10/08/14$200Norridge
REGENCY PLAZA, LTD08/17/11$240Norridge
REGENCY PLAZA, LTD09/12/13$650Norridge
REX ITALIAN FOODS10/02/14$200Norridge
RJP JEWELERS10/27/14$100Norridge
ROBERT P. & PETER A. DI CHRISTOFANO, DDS06/20/12$200Norridge
ROLLING STONES CORP07/14/11$200Norridge
ROLLING STONES CORP08/17/13$200Norridge
RONSTADT, ANDY05/27/12$200Norridge
SAM JANTELEZIO INSURANCE CONSULTANTS07/14/11$400Norridge
SAM JANTELEZIO INSURANCE CONSULTANTS05/11/12$1,450Norridge
SAM JANTELEZIO INSURANCE CONSULTANTS09/03/13$300Norridge
SAM JANTELEZIO INSURANCE CONSULTANTS09/17/14$1,200Norridge
SPEED O LITE10/02/14$200Franklin Park
STANDARD FENCING CO., INC07/14/11$400Chicago
STANDARD FENCING CO., INC07/09/12$300Chicago
STANDARD FENCING CO., INC09/05/13$200Chicago
STANDARD FENCING CO., INC10/02/14$300Chicago
SURDO LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC08/15/11$500Bloomingdale
SURDO LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC10/07/12$300Bloomingdale
T&M ELECTRIC CO.07/09/12$200Norridge
T&M ELECTRIC CO.09/11/14$450Norridge
TROPHY SHOP, INC07/30/12$200Norridge
VFS CONCRETE09/04/13$300Chicago
VILLA BRUNETTI09/17/12$200Franklin Park
VILLA BRUNETTI11/06/12$180Franklin Park
VILLA BRUNETTI11/18/14$300Franklin Park
VILLAGE AUTO BODY & TOWING, INC08/17/11$575Schiller Park
VILLAGE AUTO BODY & TOWING, INC08/16/13$400Schiller Park.
VILLAGE AUTO BODY & TOWING, INC08/16/13$600Schiller Park
VILLAGE AUTO BODY & TOWING, INC09/17/14$450Schiller Park
WORLD FOOD ENTERPRISES, LLC06/19/12$250Prospect Heights
ZERILLO INC09/09/14$200Park Ridge
Total corporations$66,000
Total Norridge corporations$26,640
Total non Norridge corporations$39,360
Total non Norridge corporations percentage59.64%

Campaign contributions by Village employees, Norridge Improvement Party members, or related

NameDateAmountLocationNotes
ALONGI, PAUL07/24/12$300NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works)
ALONGI, PAUL09/10/12$20NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works)
ALONGI, PAUL10/5/14$200NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works)
ALONGI, PAUL11/18/14$150NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works)
AVINO, FRANK06/28/12$200NorridgePolice board
AVINO, FRANK09/01/13$100NorridgePolice board
AVINO, FRANK09/04/13$200NorridgePolice board
AVINO, KERRIE09/01/13$375NorridgeRelated to Frank?
BERNARDI, JOHN07/25/11$500NorridgeFormer Zoning Board Member
BERNARDI, JOHN08/17/11$111NorridgeFormer Zoning Board Member
BERNARDI, JOHN09/18/12$300NorridgeFormer Zoning Board Member
BERNARDI, JUDITH DUNNE06/28/12$300NorridgeFormer Village Clerk
BUDNIK, DEBBIE10/8/14$315NorridgeVillage Clerk
CHMURA, JAMES10/19/12$300NorridgeVillage Employee (Financial Director)
CHMURA, JAMES09/24/13$300NorridgeVillage Mayor/NIP Regime Leader
CHMURA, JAMES09/27/13$1,000NorridgeVillage Mayor/NIP Regime Leader
CHMURA, JAMES11/18/14$300NorridgeVillage Mayor/NIP Regime Leader
CHMURA, JAMES10/8/14$315NorridgeVillage Mayor/NIP Regime Leader
CHMURA, MATTHEW08/31/13$500NorridgeSon of James Chmura.
DISANO APPRAISAL CONSULTANTS09/10/12$750NorridgeFormer mayor/trustee Oppedesano's business
DISSELHORST, DAVID11/18/14$175NorridgeVillage Employee (Police Commander/Deputy Police Chief)
FALAGARIO, DOMINIC05/21/12$50NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
FALAGARIO, DOMINIC06/27/12$140NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
FALAGARIO, DOMINIC09/12/12$94NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
FALAGARIO, DOMINIC09/17/12$30NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
FALAGARIO, DOMINIC10/2/14$315NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
FALAGARIO, DOMINIC10/27/14$700NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
FIELD, BRIAN J12/06/12$500NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works), Earl Field's son
FIELD, BRIAN J11/18/14$30NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works), Earl Field's son
FIELD, MARY12/06/12$500NorridgeWidow of Earl Field
FIELD, MARY09/12/13$300NorridgeWidow of Earl Field
FIELD, MARY10/2/14$700NorridgeWidow of Earl Field
GASEOR, BRIAN10/19/12$350NorridgeVillage Employee (Village Engineer/Building Commissioner)
GASEOR, BRIAN09/09/13$290NorridgeVillage Employee (Village Engineer/Building Commissioner)
GASEOR, BRIAN11/18/14$30NorridgeVillage Employee (Village Engineer/Building Commissioner)
GASEOR, BRIAN11/18/14$350NorridgeVillage Employee (Village Engineer/Building Commissioner)
GASEOR, NICK08/17/11$375NorridgeBrian and Kathy Gaseor's son
GELSOMINO, DONALD L08/04/11$125NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L08/17/11$300NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L09/12/12$94NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L09/21/12$150NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L09/11/13$250NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L09/11/13$50NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L09/25/13$1,000NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L10/8/14$315NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GELSOMINO, DONALD L11/18/14$140NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE08/17/11$550NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE08/17/11$180NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE09/12/12$594NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE09/17/12$25NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE10/19/12$350NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE08/28/13$340NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE11/18/14$350NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
GREGORIO, JACQUELINE10/8/14$315NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
JOBE, JAMES10/19/12$200Elk GroveVillage Employee (Police Chief)
KERBER/MAGNUSON, THOMAS & JANICE09/23/14$300NorridgeZoning board chairman
KERBER/MAGNUSON, THOMAS & JANICE09/23/14$150NorridgeZoning board chairman
KUCHARSKI, URSULA09/05/12$300NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
KUCHARSKI, URSULA09/12/12$94NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
KUCHARSKI, URSULA10/10/12$525NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
KUCHARSKI, URSULA10/27/14$315NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
KUCHARSKI, URSULA11/18/14$450NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
LYMPEROPULOS, MARK10/27/14$200NorridgeVillage Employee (Director of Public Works)
LYMPEROPULOS, MARK11/18/14$150NorridgeVillage Employee (Director of Public Works)
LYMPEROPULOS, MARK11/18/14$23NorridgeVillage Employee (Director of Public Works)
MARK CHESTER, ATTORNEY AT LAW07/25/12$300BannockburnVillage's attorney
NORWOOD PARK FIREMENS ASSOCIATION12/9/14$200Harwood HeightsNorwood Park Fire Department Employee union
MARK CHESTER, ATTORNEY AT LAW09/05/14$450BannockburnVillage's attorney
PARAMEDICS OF ILLINOIS, INC04/27/12$750Schiller ParkField family business
PARAMEDICS OF ILLINOIS, INC07/09/12$300Schiller ParkField family business
PARAMEDICS OF ILLINOIS, INC07/30/13$800Schiller ParkField family business
PARAMEDICS OF ILLINOIS, INC09/10/14$500Schiller ParkField family business
RADICKE, KENNETH11/18/14$150NorridgeVillage Employee (Code Enforcement Officer)
RADICKE, KENNETH11/18/14$30NorridgeVillage Employee (Code Enforcement Officer)
REIN, JOHN J07/09/12$125NorridgeVillage Employee (Code Enforcement Officer)
REIN, JOHN J07/12/12$200NorridgeVillage Employee (Code Enforcement Officer)
REIN, JOHN J07/24/12$25NorridgeVillage Employee (Code Enforcement Officer)
REIN, JOHN J09/10/12$20NorridgeVillage Employee (Code Enforcement Officer)
REIN, JOHN J09/11/14$375NorridgeVillage Employee (Code Enforcement Officer)
RONSTADT, ANDY05/27/12$200NorridgeZoning board member
RONSTADT, ANDY08/27/14$250NorridgeZoning board member
ROTH, ANTON10/19/12$155NapervilleFormer Zoning Board Clerk
SECCO, ROCCO05/31/12$300NorridgeNorwood Park Township's Clerk (TCP/NIP)
SECCO, ROCCO07/26/13$300NorridgeNorwood Park Township's Clerk (TCP/NIP)
SKUPIEN, JOANNA & SLAWOMIR11/18/14$20Wood DaleVillage Employee (Financial Director)
SKUPIEN, JOANNA & SLAWOMIR11/18/14$140Wood DaleVillage Employee (Financial Director)
SLONSKI, THOMAS07/25/11$225NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works)
SLONSKI, THOMAS09/12/13$375NorridgeVillage Employee (Public Works)
STREMPEK, DOUGLASS11/18/14$160NorridgeVillage Employee (IT Coordinator) also Norwood Park Fire Department Board Chairman
STREMPEK, DOUGLASS11/18/14$23NorridgeVillage Employee (IT Coordinator) also Norwood Park Fire Department Board Chairman
SULIMOWSKI, DOMINIC10/07/12$94NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
SULIMOWSKI, DOMINIC10/19/12$450NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
SULIMOWSKI, DOMINIC07/19/13$100NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
SULIMOWSKI, DOMINIC09/04/13$600NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
SULIMOWSKI, DOMINIC11/18/14$150NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
SULIMOWSKI, DOMINIC11/18/14$315NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
TANNHAUSER, DANIEL S08/01/11$375NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
TANNHAUSER, DANIEL S09/11/13$225NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
TANNHAUSER, DANIEL S10/27/14$315NorridgeVillage Trustee (NIP)
TOMASZEWSKI, KATE11/18/14$30NorridgeVillage Employee (Building Department Coordinator)
TOMASZEWSKI, KATE11/18/14$150NorridgeVillage Employee (Building Department Coordinator)
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARTY07/25/11$400NorridgeSister party of NIP (where the NIPs come “up the ranks”)
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARTY05/31/12$300NorridgeSister party of NIP (where the NIPs come “up the ranks”)
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARTY09/13/13$300NorridgeSister party of NIP (where the NIPs come “up the ranks”)
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARTY10/08/14$300NorridgeSister party of NIP (where the NIPs come “up the ranks”)
VALENTINO, ANTHONY & GAIL09/07/12$300ChicagoFormer employee, brother in law of former mayor Oppedesano
Total NIPs or related$22,431

 

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