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Title:West Cook Railroad Relocation And Development Authority
Function:The Authority’s objectives are as follows: the relocation of the railroad tracks and 25th avenue, the grade separation of railroads from the right of way and at-grade crossing closures within the Village of Bellwood, and the Village of Melrose Park, the grade separation of railroads from the right-of-way and at grade crossing in the First Avenue vicinity between Lake Street, Oak Street, the Des Plaines River, and Fifth Avenue, and the establishment of a transit-oriented intersurface modal development facility in the project area.
Term:3 years, if expired terms are not replace within 60 days, the member is automatically reappointed for another three year term.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Not specified
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses
Composition:7 members appointed by the Governor -2 selected from list of 3 provided by Bellwood Village President -2 selected from list of 3 provided by Melrose Park Village President -2 selected from list of 3 provided by Maywood Village President -1 at-large member
Chair:Chairman is elected by the Authority. Chair should rotate annually and shall represent the Village of Bellwood, the Village of Melrose Park, and the Governor’s at-large appointment, respectively, for each of the 3 years of the term of office.
Authority:70 ILCS 1920/10

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
McCluskey, Beth12/13/201611/20/2015GovernorMember, Melrose ParkCook
Pasquale, Frank10/25/200512/1/2004GovernorChair, BellwoodCook
Scardino, Sam1/5/200612/1/2004GovernorMember, At-LargeCook
Sicuro, Michael 8/31/20218/31/2018GovernorMember, MaywoodCook
VACANTGovernorMember, BellwoodCook
VACANTGovernorMember, Melrose ParkCook
VACANTGovernorMember, MaywoodCook