Richard Daniels – Ward 4 Chair

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Richard was born and raised in Lake Forest and is a 25-year resident. He has participated in local events throughout his upbringing and continues to give back to the Lake Forest community. As someone who has recently been through the Lake Forest public school system as a student, Richard brings a relatively unique perspective to the caucus.

A recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Richard works for the law firm Gordon & Rees in downtown Chicago. He also volunteers as a youth chess coach for ChessEd, teaching at several elementary schools in Lake Forest and throughout the Chicagoland area.

Michael Alonzi

From growing up in Deerfield to moving my family to Lake Forest in 2001, home, is indeed about where the heart is. It is not about “politics” and the current “XYZ cultures”. It is about neighbors, family and what is best for the next generation. It is not about a dictate but about a understanding, consensus and taking part. My career has spanned from Broadway to the Board Room. Through it all home, family and community was the one constant that has kept me grounded.

My goal for the potentials of working with my community is to give back to my neighbors, friends and family for the opportunities to live in a community where family and friendships are the focus and not the lever.

S. Aneeqa Aqeel

Dr. S. Aneeqa Aqeel is an economist and member of the American Economic Association. Aneeqa grew up in Islamabad and Copenhagen. She has a B.A. Hons. in Economics & Management, and an M.Phil. in Economics from University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research and interests include macroeconomics, housing, emerging market macroeconomics, and cryptocurrency. As an educator, she has served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Lake Forest College, and a guest lecturer at Loyola University Chicago and multiple economic associations.

Aneeqa has lived in Lake Forest with her family for 11 years and loves the serenity and beauty of this city. An active member of the community, she has served as a Board Member of the Lake Forest Symphony, and as a parent volunteer at Lake Forest Country Day School for several years. Aneeqa is excited to serve as a Ward 4 Caucus committee member and continue to participate in the life and progress of Lake Forest.

Viktor Brisku

Viktor Brisku, his wife Adriana, and their two boys moved to Lake Forest in 2017. The Brisku family selected Lake Forest as the ideal place to raise their family.

Viktor grew up in the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois-Chicago and holds degrees in BS Biology and BA Psychology. He has over 20 years of experience in technology sales, marketing, and management.

He volunteers in various cultural and community organizations and joined the caucus to contribute what he can to help his neighbors and community.

Regina Etherton

Regina and her husband William have been living in Lake Forest for the past 21 years where they raised their daughter, Victoria. Regina is currently the Owner/Director of Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC., a boutique law firm that specializes in prosecuting Wrongful Death and Personal Injury cases on behalf of significantly injured plaintiffs. Regina has also served as the Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service since 2015, on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Managers since 2008, and on several other Boards. Regina has been practicing law for more than three decades and has achieved many noteworthy settlements and verdicts.

Regina received her JD from Loyola University Law School, Chicago, and her undergraduate BA degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where she graduated with honors (Cum Laude) with an additional teaching certificate. Through the years, Regina has been an active participant in the schools that her daughter attended and enjoys the wonderful activities/clubs and amenities available in Lake Forest. Regina is excited about being able to give back to the Lake Forest Community that has been a wonderful place for her family to live for more than two decades.

Diane Gregg

Diane Gregg has lived in Lake Forest for 25 years. She grew up in Wilmette and attended New Trier East High School. She graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degree in Business and Speech Communications. Diane and her husband, Will, have 3 grown children.  She has enjoyed many volunteer activities over the years including Everett Elementary APT, Spirit of 67 Foundation, and Lake Forest High School Foundation.

She feels very lucky to live in our beautiful city and is excited to give back to the community.

Tim O’Donnell

Tim, his wife Ashley, and their twin boys moved from Chicago to Lake Forest in 2016. Tim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Masters of Science from The American College. Having grown up in the northern suburbs, Tim well understands the impact a close-knit community can have on a family and looks forward to helping Lake Forest continue to improve upon its already stellar reputation.

Tim spent the last 10 years working as one of the original members of a software startup based out of the northern suburbs. Tim was the VP of Sales/Partnerships where he utilized his passion for relationship building. The company was successfully sold to one of the largest RCM technology companies in the US. When he is not spending time with his family, you will find Tim training for his next Ironman Triathlon.