Dr. Timothy J. Durkee (R)
6373 Muirfield Lane
Rockford, IL 61114
- Planning & Development, Vice Chair
- Legislative & Lobbying
- Rockford Area Economic Development Council
The Rockford City Council acts in conjunction with the Mayor as the legislative and policy making body of the municipality. There are presently fourteen council members (aldermen), elected by ward, with four year terms all ending in the same year.
Council members legislate once a week as a whole and also meet in bi-weekly committee meetings; Finance and Personnel, Planning and Development, and Code and Regulation. Aldermen make decisions, pass ordinances, appropriate funds and present initiatives so as to best represent the needs of both their respective constituents and the City of Rockford as a whole.
The Mayor and Council members meet in open session every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 425 East State Street. When a holiday falls on a Monday, the Mayor and Council meet on Tuesday. City Council meetings are aired live, and rerun on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. on cable channel 17. Previous meetings may also be viewed here.
6373 Muirfield Lane
Rockford, IL 61114
216 Paris Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107
Jonathan K. Logemann was born in Dubuque, Iowa, and was raised in the small town of Lancaster in Southwest Wisconsin. The Logemann family has deep roots in the Stateline region and has called it home for many generations.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jonathan followed in the footsteps of his father and became a history teacher and coach with the Chicago Public Schools, teaching history and economics. He and his wife, Sarah, soon moved back to northwestern Illinois to be closer to family. Currently, Jonathan is a business and SILE teacher at Auburn High School, and Sarah is a reading teacher at East High School. Both are proud and involved union members with the Rockford Education Association, working on behalf of students and teachers to improve education in RPS205.
Jonathan also currently serves as an infantry officer with the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in the Illinois Army National Guard and is a lector and member of his local Catholic church. He has served as a political activist with the Illinois Education Association. He has also coached the debate team and JV baseball team at Auburn High School as well as the 7th grade boys basketball team at Kennedy Middle School. Jonathan is a member of the American Legion and the National Guard Association of the United States.
Jonathan lives in the North Highland Square neighborhood of Rockford with his wife, Sarah, and their daughter.
Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Public Policy and Administration, Northwestern University
Master of Business Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago
1408 National Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103
Kevin Frost is a life-long Rockford resident. He attended Rockford Public Schools and graduated from Guilford High School. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Accountancy. He also graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Frost worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse, LLC and Porter Chadburn, PLC.
Kevin is principal/officer at the law firm of Clark, Justen, Zucchi & Frost, Ltd. His law practice focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, transportation liability, and premises liability. Prior to joining Clark, Justen, Zucchi & Frost, Ltd. In 2001, Kevin gained experience with a Chicago based full service law firm and as an attorney for the City of Rockford Department of Law. During his employment with the City of Rockford, he handled zoning, land use, property standards, building and community development issues. He also prosecuted traffic, DUI, and various code violations.
Kevin is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he serves as a lector. Kevin and his wife Lisa have two children, Maddie and Libbie. In his free time, he can be found at his children’s soccer games and swim meets.
Venita Hervey was elected to City Council in April 2009. She is an attorney in private practice. Prior to joining City Council, she served on the Rockford Mass Transit District Board of Directors.
Venita is a Rockford native, born and raised in the 5th Ward, and lives in the 108-year-old family home where she grew up.
Venita received her B.S and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from the University of Akron (Ohio) School of Law.
804 Hoban Ave.
Rockford, IL 61101
3323 Carolina Avenue
Rockford, IL 61108
Franklin C. Beach has been a member of the Rockford City Council since 1981 and a resident of the 10th ward for more than 30 years. He was raised in Rockford and is a graduate of West High School. Frank is currently the President and CEO of Groom Industries in Rockford and also owns a private accounting business.
Frank is an active, involved member of the Salvation Army, Rockford Temple Corps, and plays in the Salvation Army Band. He is also the Junior Band Director. Frank is a past president and life member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board.
His other activities include the Rockford Concert Band, the Rockford Christian School Board, the Rockford Area Arts Council, the Rockford Noon Lion’s Club, and the Rotary Club. Frank also was the co-founder of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition and chairs the annual City Wide Leadership Luncheon.
Frank has been married to his wife Sonja for more than 45 years. They share two daughters and two granddaughters.
John Beck was born in Hays, Kansas, but grew up in Rockford, graduating from West High School and the University of Illinois.
John is serving his fourth term on the Rockford City Council. He is well known in the community as Events and Recreation Projects Manager of the Rockford Park District.
John is a member of Edgewater Neighborhood Association and Rockford Cosmopolitan Club. John and his wife, Sandra, have two cats (Dolce and Newbie) and a dog (Maggie).
Linda McNeely is a graduate of Rockford’s Auburn High School, the University of Denver, and Roosevelt University and is employed as an accountant and tax preparer. She is serving her fourth term on the City Council and sponsors community events in her ward, such as the Back to School Parade, Easter Egg Hunt and Best Lawns contest.
Linda is active in the National League of Cities, serving in committees that promote community and economic development. She also serves as the 16th District State Central Committeewoman.
Joseph Chiarelli was born and raised in Rockford, IL and is a graduate of Boylan High School. Joseph apprenticed as a Tailor with his father at an early age and is currently the Head Tailor for the Men’s Wearhouse. Before that, Joseph owned and operated Vince the Tailor for more than 25 years. He is a certified Master Tailor and was named among the Top 100 Tailors in the United States at 30 years of age. Joseph is a retired member the Custom Tailors and Designers Association of America and also a retired member of the Chicago Custom Tailors and Designers Association.
Joseph is a past member of the Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals and currently serves on the Winnebago County Zoning Board of Appeals. He has been married to his wife Connie for 25 years. They have two children, Vince and Claudia. Joseph has been an instructor at Rock Valley College, teaching tailoring for the Continuing Education Program. He has been active in creating and implementing a tailoring program nationally and locally, working with displaced workers to gain employment as tailors.