State Representative Anthony DeLuca is serving in the Illinois House of Representatives representing the 80th District.
With a state economy in peril, DeLuca is taking the lessons he has learned as mayor and Chief of Operations for Skyline Disposal Company, a third generation family-owned business,
and is applying them to solving the state's fiscal crisis through a renewed focus on how state government can operate more efficiently and services provided to the public can be improved.
As the mayor of Chicago Heights, DeLuca made building a more responsive and fiscally responsible government a top priority, an effort he will duplicate in Springfield. As Mayor, DeLuca
reduced the number of salaried employees by twenty percent and reorganized the city-funded health care plan to mirror the private-sector. This move made the plan more efficient and
financially sustainable. These measures helped Chicago Heights budget remain solvent.
To expand economic growth and create private sector jobs, DeLuca engineered a policy that sold off unused city-owned property to private entities to get them back on the tax rolls.
The goal was to attract businesses and create jobs in the community. It worked. In fact, at a time when the unemployment rate in many Chicago area communities was rising, it was
decreasing in Chicago Heights, thanks in part to this initiative.
DeLuca is a longtime supporter of a third regional airport in the Southland, and the construction of the Illiana Expressway/Tollway which would connect Interstate 55 with Interstate
65 for improved transportation in our region. DeLuca remains focused on the development of the Metra Southeast Service Line running from Chicago to Crete.
As a believer in open and honest government that is accountable to taxpayers, DeLuca will use his position in the General Assembly to fight for ethics reforms. In fact, DeLuca is a
2010 recipient of the Best Legislative Voting Record Award by the Board of Directors of the Independent Voters of Illinois for his independent voting record emphasizing open, honest government.
DeLuca is committed to creating safer communities and stronger neighborhoods. He created a new alert system in Chicago Heights that informs residents of emergencies in the community,
and a crime-free housing ordinance to improve public safety and the quality of life.
Prior to serving as mayor, DeLuca worked to improve local schools for eight years as a member and president of the Bloom Township High School District 206 Board of Education. DeLuca
was instrumental in reactivating and expanding the Industrial Education Program in the Bloom Schools.
DeLuca has been active in the community for many years as a coach and director for the Chicago Heights Small Fry basketball and an active supporter of the Chicago Heights Drama Group.
DeLuca is a recipient of the 2004 Italo-American National Union David Award, the 2006 IAET Civic Pride Award, the 2010 Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Leaders Under
40, The 2010 Cook County Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award, and the 2010 Best Legislative Voting Record by the Independent Voters of Illinois, the 2011 Highest Voting Record
Supporting the Agricultural Community from Will County Farm Bureau and the 2011 Public Official of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP).
Born and raised in Chicago Heights, DeLuca graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Elmhurst College. He and his wife, Sarah, are the parents of three children.
The 80th District spans South Suburban Cook County, including all of Chicago Heights, Crete, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Steger and parts of Beecher, Flossmoor, Glenwood,
Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, and University Park,. The district also includes all of Crete Township in Will County.
See the footprint of the 80th District