Village president
Harold J. “Jack” Wiaduck Jr.

Age: 63

Profession: Retired banking professional

Education: Fenwick High School; Loyola University (BBA); Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Political/community experience: Riverside village president (2001-present); Riverside village trustee (1999-2001); past member, Riverside Economic Development Commission; vice chairman, West Cook County Solid Waste Agency; member, Executive Committee Mayors Council of the Chicago Area Transportation Study; member, West Central Municipal Conference; member, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus; trustee, West Suburban Mass Transit District (1988-2001); Riverside Community Fund; member, Union League Club of Chicago; honorary member, Kiwanis Club.

Top three concerns: Encourage appropriate development in the Central Business District; complete the revision of residential zoning ordinance; revise the village’s B-1 zoning appropriately.

Village trustee
Candice Grace

Age: 51

Profession: Software developer

Education: Michigan State University (BS biochemistry); Illinois Institute of Technology (MS computer science).

Political/community experience: District 96 board member (1995-2003), board president (2001-03); District 96 Long Range Planning Committee (1993-95); co-chair, District 96 2004 referendum committee; member, Riverside Garden Club; past president, Riverside Junior Women’s Club; past board member, Central School PTA; past board member, RBHS Patrons Council; past board member, Riverside Swim Club; past board member, West Suburban Youth Orchestra; past board member, Riverside Infant Welfare Society; past board member, Riverside Branch AAUW.

Other experience: 15 years as college professor; chair of the faculty senate, College of St. Francis in Joliet.

Top three concerns: Approving a residential zoning ordinance that prevents excessive teardowns/buildbacks; address the village’s revenue shortfall versus expenditures and evaluate the cost of each service and program the village offers; move forward to create a Riverside Recreation Center.

Thomas C. Shields

Age: 63

Profession: Attorney, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd

Education: Georgetown University (AB, D.F. Ryan S.J. medal for excellence in rational philosophy); Northwestern University (law degree, cum laude, recipient of the LowdenWigmore prize for excellence in legal research and writing).

Political/community experience: Riverside village trustee (2001-present); past school board member, parish council member and lector at St. Mary Parish; past board member, Riverside Dancing Club; formerly active in the YMCA.

Other experience: Board member of the American Health Lawyers Association (1983-91), president (1989-90); board member, Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys (1983-89), president (1987-88); member, Illinois Bar Association; member, Chicago Bar Association; member, American Society of Law and Medicine; member, Catholic Health Association and many other legal and health law organizations; trustee, Cancer Research Foundation; trustee, Brother Louise and Fannie Roncoli Foundation; advisory board member, Catholic Charities of Chicago; governing member, Chicago Zoological Society.

Top three concerns: Explore alternative revenue sources and streamline municipal services to conserve resources; explore innovative ways to revitalize the Central Business District; preserve Riverside’ historic landmark status while providing for appropriate redevelopment.

Kevin F. Smith

Age: 57

Profession: Attorney, Public Defender of Cook County

Education: University of Notre Dame (BA); DePaul University College of Law (law degree).

Political/community experience: Riverside village trustee (2001-present); board liaison for Public Relations and to the Riverside Economic Development Commission, former liaison to the Recreation Commission; St. Mary School Board of Trustees; Alcuin Montessori School Board of Trustees; Riverside Recreation youth soccer coach for three years.

Top three concerns: Maintain and, if possible, grow the level of village services; finish the task of revising the residential zoning code; redevelopment and revitalization of the Central Business District.