CHARLES LEVY & ASSOCIATES, LTD owner of firm since 1969.
Engaged in the general practice of law including Township Law.
Graduate of John Marshall Law School, Chicago, JD 1964, Roosevelt University, BSBA, 1961.
Mr. Levy has been involved with Niles Township Government since he became Trustee in 1979 and then was elected Clerk in 1989. He has been re-elected Clerk many times to present. He has served to spearhead many programs within the Township such as a day care center and the current ever-growing food pantry which now serves over 3,500 individuals per month. He obtained the status of 501(c)3 and is President of the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation, a foundation that generates funds for the purchase of food and supplies for the Township Food Pantry’s recipients. He was highly instrumental in the renovation of the day care center into a food pantry as well as re-designing the existing main building space to become much more functional. He has encouraged the assistance by the Township to scholarship children into various certified licensed pre-school day care centers for the working poor. He has been the impetus for his Clerk’s office becoming a Passport Acceptance Agency as well as assisting those with temporary disabilities obtain handicapped parking placards. His dedication to his community and the Township is unparalleled.
Mr. Levy is a member of the Executive Board of Township Officials of Cook County. He has participated in the last nine years of seminars as a presenter in the Attorneys (ITAA) and Elected Township Officials’ Seminars. He presides as First Vice President for the TOI, Clerks’ Division and has recently been voted in as First Vice President for the TOCC Board. He has also presented and participated in the Zone and District Educational Seminars and is now a TOI Director in the Clerks’ Division of Zone 5 as well as being a speaker in Bloomington. Last year, he deservedly received the Anthony Spina Award from the Attorneys’ Division of TOI.
He has served as past President of the Illinois Township Attorney Association and past President of the Township Officials of Cook County Clerks’ Division. Mr. Levy has mentored many newly elected Township Clerks and has guided them with his expertise and years of experience. He has been a Trustee for the Lincolnwood School Board for over ten years and is a member of the Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, Lincolnwood, IL. He is also past President of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and their Foundation, as well as being very active in many community projects.
Mr. Levy has lived in the Village of Lincolnwood for over 40 years with his wife, Nancy, and has served that community in many areas throughout those years. He has three grown children and six grandchildren.
We at Niles Township Government cannot think of any individual who more deserves the William Z. Ahrends Award in 2016. Mr. Levy’s dedication and many, many years of service to Niles Township have been invaluable to the formation of many programs which benefit the residents of the Township. His dedication to the Township Officials of Illinois, Township Officials of Cook County and the several recognized divisions such as the Clerks’ Division, the Illinois Township Attorneys’ Association and Zone District Educational Seminars has been a stellar light throughout his almost 40 years of public service. He is and always has been the one source that most all newly elected (and even senior officials) call upon for his sage advice.