Elect Jim Petrakos For 1st Ward Alderman
Jim Petrakos is a candidate for alderman in the City of Lockport's 1st ward where he currently lives with his wife Debbie and their two children Maria (4) and Alexander (1) in the Karen Springs IV subdivision.

Jim and Debbie chose to raise their family in Lockport because of what Lockport has to offer and its potential of becoming an even better place to live.

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As Your Alderman…
  • I will help the City attract new businesses and restaurants so we don’t need to travel out of Lockport anymore.
  • I will make educated and fiscally responsible decisions keeping the community as a whole in mind.
  • I will help develop downtown to maintain our rich history.
  • I am prepared to make any hard decisions to make Lockport prosper.
  • I am ready to help make Lockport an even better place to live, work and play!
I respectfully seek your vote for alderman because…
  • I believe in public service and volunteering in my community.
  • I have no agenda other than the betterment of Lockport.
  • I am a licensed architect who understands the importance of good urban planning through residential growth and economic development.
  • Through my work, I have experience with municipalities and school districts and I am knowledgeable with local government policies and procedures.
Experience and Qualifications…
  • Successful Business Owner, Co-Founder and Principal Architect of Regional Architecture Firm
  • State of Illinois Licensed Architect
  • American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.)
    – Northeastern Illinois Chapter - Board Member
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials (I.A.S.B.O.)
    – Service Associate Advisory Committee – Board Member
  • Graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Dual-Masters in Architecture and Civil Engineering
Community Involvement…
  • Boy Scouts of America – Rainbow Council (Serving Will, Kankakee and Grundy Counties) Executive Board Member
  • Karen Springs IV Homeowner’s Association – Board Member
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Boundaries of the City of Lockport's 1st Ward

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