On our Radar for 2021





Tom Benigno is a leader with a distinguished history of combining a strong passion for service with a deep understanding of the people he serves.

For over twenty years, Tom has been the Illinois Deputy Secretary of State, serving with his mentor and friend, Secretary of State Jesse White. Working together, they've enhanced and streamlined day-to-day services for customers--especially seniors, veterans and people with disabilities--at drivers license facilities across the state of Illinois. They've expanded web-based services to reach customers in new and effective ways. They've received award-winning praise for combating drunk driving and saving lives while reducing the rate of teen traffic deaths to record-lows. And they've broadened the Organ Tissue Donor program to new levels of participation--nearly 6 million registrants.

Also, as Chief of Staff to Secretary White, Tom oversees 3700 employees and a budget of nearly $400 million.

Tom holds Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Organizational Leadership from Dominican University. He's been an active member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Mother of the Church and as a Board member of the Italian American Political Action Committee. Tom also serves as the Executive Director of the Illinois Literacy Foundation.

A resident of Norridge for over twenty years, Tom, and his wife Senna raised their kids, Daniela, Anthony and Lucy, here and is a proud grandpa to Milania, Tony and Gia. He knows, first-hand , the importance of keeping taxes low for middle-class families while maintaining a solid commitment to our schools, our kids, and keeping our streets safe and clean.

This is the kind of experience and passion for people we need working for us in Norridge.

Learn more about Tom's plans for Norridge by visiting his website.

www.FriendsofTomBenigno.com

Danny Donnelly

Is a pillar of the Norridge community and a friend to all. Danny is a lifelong resident and volunteer for the community. In 2019 Danny lead a team of volunteers and provided his experience, physical labor, and heavy equipment in fixing District 80's flooding and seepage issues. The estimated savings from this project was $50,000. This is just one of many examples of Danny's contributions to the community. Danny has a "can do" attitude whenever faced with a challenge. Danny is a business owner that understands the pulse and needs of Norridge.

UPDATE! January 31st, 2021    Danny is also helping the community with snow removal using his own equipment, due to the poor response from village President Tannhauser. Thank you Danny!