Meet Sam

Marcia, Alison and Sam Tornatore


Sam and his wife Marcia have been residents of Roselle and have been active in the Roselle and Bloomingdale communities for almost twenty years.  Sam and Marcia’s daughter, Alison, attended Lake Park High School in Roselle and continues to be an active member in the community.  Sam and Marcia are members of St. Walter Church in Roselle and Sam spent many years as a basketball coach for the school, as well as for the Roselle Park District.  

50 Men Who Cook, 2011 - Franco Coladipietro and Sam

Some of the events that Sam has been involved with over the years include, the Rose Parade, co-hosting the Rose Queen Pageant at Lake Park High School and his active involvement with the Bingo tent for the Taste of Roselle each year.


Sam also won 1stplace in the inaugural 50 Men Who Cook Competition hosted by the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce that was successful in raising money for the Bloomingdale School District.  



In addition to these personal accomplishments, Sam has an extensive professional resume, which is included below.

Professional Resume 




J.D. – June 1974

The John Marshall Law School - Chicago, Illinois


B.S.C. – June 1971

DePaul University – Chicago, Illinois


High School – June 1967

St. Patrick High School


Professional Licenses


United States Supreme Court – 1986

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – 1975

All Illinois State Courts – 1975


Professional Appointments       


Circuit Court of Cook County – Arbitrator

American Arbitration Association – Arbitrator/Mediator

Village of Norridge – Part-Time Prosecutor

Triton College – Adjunct Professor


Professional Associations


Illinois State Bar Association – Assembly Member

DuPage County Bar Association – Member

Chicago Bar Association – Judicial Evaluation Committee

Northwest Suburban Bar Association – Judicial Evaluation Committee

National Italian American Bar Association – President

Justinian Society of Lawyers – President                          


Community Involvement


Roselle Chamber of Commerce and Industry – President

Roselle Illinois Zoning Board of Appeals

Terrace Square Homeowners Association – President

Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization –President

St. Walter Elementary School – Basketball Coach

Roselle Park District – Soccer Coach


Governmental Involvement


Bloomingdale Township – Trustee, 2009-Present

Village of Roselle – Trustee, 2004-2009

Bloomingdale Township Republican Organization –Committeeman

Italian American Political Coalition – Founding Board Member

Lawyers for Edgar for Governor




Justinian Society of Lawyers - Leadership Award, 2011

The John Marshall Law School - Distinguished Service Award, 2010

Justinian Society of Lawyers - Mentoring Award, 2008

Roselle Chamber of Commerce - Business Person of the Year, 2008

CIACO - Man of the Year, 1998

Paid for by Friends of Sam Tornatore. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board's official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.