Alderman Marrotta

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Alderman Joseph Marrotta

Alderman MarrottaFourth Ward Alderman

“If you have an issue, I promise to get you an answer. It may not be the answer that you want to hear, but it will be the best answer possible in a timely fashion”. – Joe’s promise to the people.

Contact Information


Phone: 708.430.4375


Alderman Joseph “Joe” Marrotta, III was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Summit, IL and attended Argo Community High School as well as Moraine Valley Community College (Criminal Justice Studies), South Suburban College (State Paramedic Certification) and University of Illinois/Urbana (Fire Science).

During High School Joe became involved with the Summit Fire Department through a school work program. Joe worked his way up the ranks to the position of Fire Captain & Paramedic. In 2003 Joe began his career with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff.

In 2009 Joe retired from Summit Fire Dept. after 20 years of service at the rank of Fire Captain/Paramedic to pursue a more dedicated career in local government with the City of Palos Hills, IL as an Alderman. Joe still holds this position where he serves the residents of the 4th Ward as well as chairs two citywide committee’s of Building/Licenses and Legislation/Ordinance. He is also a committee member of the Planning/Zoning and the Emergency Services/Disaster Committee’s Joe also chairs the committee that overseas driveway reconstruction and variances. In 2009 Joe was responsible for the reconstruction and and dedication of the vacant land on 78th Ave. This area is now called Glacier Park and has been transformed into one of Palos Hills lovely parks. This park also holds a nice walking trail, a baseball back stop & our lovely ice rink which is open to the public every winter which is also sponsored & was requested by Joe.

Joe met his wife, Karyn (Hevrdejs) a lifelong resident of Palos Hills and a 1991 graduate of Stagg High School, at the age of 16. Currently they are married & proudly raised 2 young men, who are college graduates and also alumnus of Stagg High School.

Joe believes in the importance of getting to know his constituents. Joe can been seen walking or driving the neighborhood rather often to either talk to residents or simply make sure there is nothing obvious that needs attention. In 2008 Joe created an email alert system with the residents of the 4th Ward to be used for either emergency notifications or simply deliver the 4th Ward Newsletter via email in which was also created by Joe in 2008. Residents that do not have an email are hand delivered a copy of this Newsletter. Feel free to email Joe to request to be placed on this email list. Joe’s email is:

Joe is a true people person and has befriended several local business owners due to his strong support, dedication and patronization of said establishments. Joe hopes his constituents will do the same by supporting local Palos Hills merchants.

Joe is looking forward to working with the residents of Palos Hills in the future by making sure that their concerns are not only heard but answered. Joe’s motto is “You may not like the answer to your question but I will always get back to you with an answer.”


Elected: 04/02/2019

Next Election: 2023

Committee Assignments

Chairman Legislation and Ordinance
Member Planning and Zoning
Member Emergency Services and Disaster Committee