About Us

About Us

Established in 1959, Little City was founded by a group of parents who dreamed of a unique and revolutionary environment for their children who “experts” often said should be institutionalized. Today, Little City is a vital and vibrant community offering a comprehensive scope of services and amenities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our founding principles along with a therapeutic community approach, continue to guide the programs and services for children and adults of all ages, enabling Little City to create hope, change lives and challenge the limits placed on individuals with disabilities.

Mission

To ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided with the best options and opportunities to live safely, work productively, explore creatively and learn continuously throughout their lifetime.

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Board of Directors

Matthew B. Schubert, Paramount Staffing
David A. Rose, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
David Bishop, Fifth Third Bank
B. Timothy Desmond, Central Station Development Corporation
Douglas A. Wilson, Breakthrough Technologies, LLC
Jeffrey A. Krug, J. Krug & Associates, Inc.
Charles G. Fergus, Office of the Attorney General
Alex G. Alexandrou, City of Aurora
William Chepulis, Zurich Insurance Company
Heather Ritter, Daily Herald Media Group
John J. George, Akerman LLP
Ronald Ally, William Rainey Harper College
Timothy Bleuher, Department of Building and Zoning of Cook County
Eleni P. Bousis, Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation
Gregory Burns, Allstate Insurance Company
Michele A. Carlin
Vernon L. Carson
John M. Duffey

Rit Faisal, Spherade Inc.
Jennifer Gavelek, Alliant/Mesirow Financial Services
Alexander A. Gianaras, Alec K. and Viena P. Gianaras Foundation
Marcus D. Montanye, The PrivateBank
Lianne Paterson, Schaumburg School District 54
David J. Pfau
, LaSalle Solutions
Andrew D. Richmond, Cornerstone Research
Dale Rublaitus, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Jack Shum, Jack Shum Development, Inc.
James H. Stone, J. H. Stone Consulting, Inc.
James V. Testa, Show Sage, LLC
Chad Werkema, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services