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.
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.
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
United States Supreme Court – 1986
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – 1975
All Illinois State Courts – 1975
Circuit Court of Cook County – Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association – Arbitrator/Mediator
Village of Norridge – Part-Time Prosecutor
Triton College – Adjunct Professor
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
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
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 (http://www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.