A lovely wine and cheese reception at the home of Reba Osborne.






We had great weather for the West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day parade March 14!  Thanks to Ron Hume and Brian Bates for these photos.

 Parade group shot




We got a little spread out on Mill Street, trying to give candy to every child!
We got a little spread out on Mill Street, trying to give candy to every child!








Check out these photos from our great campaign kick-off!

EVENTS – March & April

Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m. – City Council meeting. Also Joe’s birthday. Party on, Councilman!

Monday, March 9, 11:30 a.m. – Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee, Hotel Arista

Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m. – Irish Mass, followed by soda bread reception, St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. – Saint Patrick’s parade. We are number 14. Join us. Contact Joe at 630-717-1067 or email

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m. – Candidate forum sponsored by Chinese-American organization, Kennedy Junior High School

Monday, March 16, 7 p.m. – Mayoral candidates forum at City Hall.  Also Knoch Knolls Homeowners Association meeting.

Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. – City Council meeting

Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m. – Neighborhood protection being discussed at Naperville Area Homeowners Association meeting, City Hall

Sunday, March 22, 11 a.m. – Lisle Township Republican Organization annual brunch, Lisle Hilton

Monday, March 23 – Early voting begins.

Monday, March 23, 5 p.m. – City Council budget workshop

Monday, March 23, 11:30 a.m. – Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Lisle Hilton

Wednesday, March 25, 5:30-7 p.m. – Steve Chirico campaign rally, Features

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. – City Council candidates forum, sponsored by the Naperville Area Homeowners Association, City Hall.

Tuesday, March 31, 5 p.m. – City Council workshop on Special Events and Cultural Amenities fund.

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 a.m. — Women in Business breakfast, sponsored by Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, Sullivian’s.

Wednesday, April 1, 4:44 p.m. – Downtown Rotary, featuring Brand Bobosky discussing Century Walk, Hugo’s Frog Pond.


Feb. 16 5:30 p.m. – Meet the candidates, White Eagle Club

Feb. 16, 7 p.m. – Rotary Candidates Forum, VFW Hall

Feb. 17, 7 p.m. – City Council meeting

Feb. 19: 11 a.m. – 4 pm. DuPage Environmental Summit

Feb. 20, 7:30 a.m. – Social Media session, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

Feb. 21, 8 a.m. – Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation, City Hall

Feb. 21, 9 a.m. – CrimeFree housing presentation, Naperville Police Department

Feb. 21, 10 a.m. – White Eagle Club HOA Annual Meeting

Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. – Naperville Public Library Staff Appreciation dinner

Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. – Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Hilton

Feb. 23, 3 p.m. – City Council Workshop

Feb. 23, 5 p.m. – City Council workshop on operating budget.

Feb. 24, 4 p.m. – Naperville Crossing Planning student presentation

Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. – Rotary Club of Naperville mayoral debate, Meson Sabika

Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m. – Downtown Advisory Commission, City Hall

Feb. 28, 8 a.m. – Naperville Township Republication Organization Candidates Forum

Feb. 28, 7 p.m. West Suburban Irish Emerald Dinner, White Eagle Club

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Parade photo by Ron Hume; family photo by Brian Bates

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL.