A message from Chuck Clarke, retiring from Lisle Township

Dear Neighbors,


February 28, 2015 will be my last day as Highway Commissioner of Lisle Township.  It has been a pure pleasure to serve you, and I will miss it.


My “career” at Lisle Township all started because of flooding in our back yard around 1972.  This started a series of events that led to becoming an elected township trustee for 8 years and moving to elected township clerk, another 8+ years, then to elected township supervisor for 12 years.  I took over as Highway Commissioner filling the remaining term of Michael Dow who had passed away.  I was then elected as Highway Commissioner in 2013.


Our Township has accomplished quite a number of “firsts” during these years.  Lisle Township was responsible for pushing a state law limiting speed limits to 35 m.p.h. in unincorporated residential areas.  Lisle Township was the first to pass an ordinance regulating refuse pick-up for unincorporated residents.  We became “transparent” listing all expenses on our web page; in fact Lisle Township was a county leader in developing a web site.  A weekly Monday, Wednesday, Friday food pantry was established for township residents that need a “little help” to get through some hard times.  The award winning Lisle Township “Job Club” helps the unemployed to become employed again.


Yes, it has been a “great ride”; however, it is time to turn it over to the NEW group of leaders that have some fresh ideas and eagerness to move Lisle Township to even greater heights.


Thanks to all of you for your support, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.  It is now time to go and see those GRANDKIDS!!!!


Chuck Clarke


  1. I have had the honor and privilege of working with Chuck Clarke. At the township and on the baseball field. I have been able to see Chuck work with young baseball players to make them better in baseball and life skills. At the same time I have seen him work with the residents of Lisle Township. I have seen him make efforts to make their lives better by offering services and helping in any way he could. I hope that he knows just how much he is appreciated. I know his family will get to enjoy having him home and he can enjoy his grandchildren the way a grandpa should.

    Bill Green

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