About the Committeeman
John P. Daley, is the 11th Ward Democratic Commiteeman in Chicago, Illinois, a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners (11th District), and the Chair of the Cook County Board Audit and Finance Committee. He is a former Illinois State Senator, Illinois State Represenative, and school teacher. John Daley considers his greatest accomplishment to be his ability to work with both Democrats and Republicans. He also has opened up the committee meeting process concerning transfers of funds; under Daley, requests for funds come before the full finance committee and all County Commissioners now can ask questions. Daley also changed procedures so that any person or business doing business with Cook County has to pay any taxe owed to the county beforehand.
About the Alderman
James A. Balcer has served as Alderman of the 11th Ward since 1997. Prior to his appointment to Alderman, Balcer was the Director of Veterans Affairs for the City of Chicago from 1989 to 1997. Alderman Balcer serves on the following eight city council committees: Police and Fire; Finance; Transportation and Public Way; Budget and Government Operations; Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities; Parks and Recreation; Human Relations and Committees, Rules and Ethics. Balcer served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War where he earned numerous awards including one Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for his heroics during the Vietnam War. Alderman Balcer is very active working with people of this ward to provide a quality community for all who live and work here.
The 11th Ward office, located at 3659 South Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois 60609 (773) 254-6677 is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm to provide city services and assistance to the constituents of the 11th Ward.