City 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.

Click here to view Council Agendas and Minutes

Click here to view the Wards Map.          Click here to submit a service request.

First Ward

Dr. Timothy J. Durkee (R)

Cell: 815-519-6406
E-mail: Tim.Durkee@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Durkee          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 1 Map


  • Planning & Development, Vice Chair
  • Rockford Area Economic Development Council

Second Ward

Jonathan Logemann (D)

Cell: 815-312-8747
E-mail: Jonathan.Logemann@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald.Logemann
Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 2 Map


  • Labor Negotiations, Vice Chair
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Housing Ad Hoc
  • Liquor Commission


Third Ward

Chad Tuneberg (R)

Home: 815-977-5016
Email: Chad.Tuneberg@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Tuneberg          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 3 Map


  • Labor Negotiations, Chair
  • Planning & Development
  • Legislative & Lobbying
  • Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment
  • Rock River Development Partnership
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Chad Tuneberg was born and raised in Rockford and is a graduate of Guilford High School.  He holds a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA (Finance concentration) from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale College of Business, and a Certificate in Behavioral Finance from Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Chad lived for 20 years in Chicago while working for a regional and international bank before founding Tuneberg Asset Management, an investment advisory firm. He has worked on multiple financial, economic, and bond research projects for the Office of Economic and Regional Development, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, and the Illinois Finance Authority. He is regularly consulted on matters related to the investment industry and is a frequent participant in investment related research studies.

Chad has helped youth literacy through the “Rockford Reads” program, coached youth flag football, helped in umpire duties for little league baseball, and has served on boards such as the Swedish Historical Society, Rockford Christian Booster Club, and the Rock River Development Partnership Board. He is a NAUI certified scuba diver, a railroad enthusiast, and enjoys cross-country skiing, biking, riding his Harley Davidson, and attending his kid’s sporting events.

Chad and his wife Leah have two children, Mats and Melaina. They attend Heartland Church and reside in Rockford’s historic Churchill’s Grove Neighborhood.

Fourth Ward

Kevin Frost (R)

Cell: 815-243-1300
Email:  Kevin.Frost@rockfordil.gov

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  • Legislative & Lobbying, Chair
  • Finance & Personnel, Chair
  • Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
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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.

Fifth Ward

Venita Hervey (D)

Home: 815-968-7682
E-mail: Venita.Hervey@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Hervey          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 5 Map


  • Housing Ad Hoc, Chair
  • Finance & Personnel, Vice Chair
  • Rockford Area Arts Council
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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.

Sixth Ward

Natavias Ervins (D)

Cell: 815-505-9386
E-mail: Natavias.Ervins@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Ervins          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 6 Map


  • Planning & Development
  • Rock River Development Partnership

Seventh Ward

Ann Thompson-Kelly (D)

Home/Office: 815-968-8389
Fax: 815-968-4007
E-mail: Ann.Thompson@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Thompson-Kelly          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 7 Map


  • Legislative & Lobbying, Vice Chair
  • Code & Regulation
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Community Action Agency
  • Liquor Commission

Eighth Ward

Karen Hoffman (D)

Cell: 815-399-5026
Email: Karen.Hoffman@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Hoffman          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 8 Map


  • Code & Regulation
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Housing Ad Hoc
  • Community Action Agency

Ninth Ward

Bill Rose (D)

Home: 815-601-8124
E-mail: Bill.Rose@rockfordil.gov

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  • Planning & Development, Chair
  • Housing Ad Hoc
  • Legislative & Lobbying
  • Liquor Commission
  • Historic Preservation

Tenth Ward

Franklin Beach (R)

Home: 815-399-3737
E-mail: Franklin.Beach@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Beach          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 10 Map


  • Code & Regulation, Vice Chair
  • Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment
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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.

Eleventh Ward

Tuffy Quinonez(D)

Home: 779-770-3421
E-mail: Tuffy.Quinonez@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Quinonez          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 11 Map


  • Code & Regulation
  • Winnebago County Health Dept.

Twelfth Ward

Jennifer “Ginger” Hanley (R)

Phone: 815-299-8885
E-mail: ginger.hanley@rockfordil.gov

Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 12 Map


  • Finance and Personnel


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Growing up as the child of a Navy pilot, Jennifer “Ginger” Hanley spent her early years in many locations, including Italy and London, before moving to Rockford to attend Rockford College in 1996. After marrying and moving to Arizona, her family moved back to Rockford in 2013. She currently lives in the Edgewater neighborhood with her husband, two children and one foster child.

Ginger, a physical education teacher at All Saints Catholic Academy and a fitness instructor for the YMCA, was selected to represent the 12th Ward after the sudden passing of long-time alderman John Beck.



Thirteenth Ward

Linda McNeely (D)

Home: 815-962-5424
E-mail: Linda.McNeely@rockfordil.gov

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  • Housing Ad Hoc, Vice Chair
  • Planning & Development
  • Rockford Local Development Corp.
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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.

Fourteenth Ward

Joseph Chiarelli (R)

Mobile: 815-721-2014
E-mail: Joseph.Chiarelli@rockfordil.gov

Contact Ald. Chiarelli          Submit a service request or report a violation          Ward 14 Map


  • Code & Regulation, Chair
  • Liquor Commission
  • Rockford Area Economic Development Council
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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.