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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

County Board

DuPage County Ethics Commission


Ethics Commission Website


Name: John W. Demling
Title: Chairman


421 N. County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187


The Ethics Commission meets as a hearing body to consider complaints regarding unethical conduct. The Commission does promulgate rules and procedures, but that is only incidental to the hearing process. The Ethics Commission has jurisdiction over the Chairman, County Board Members, and employees of DuPage County.

Meeting Schedule

Quarterly or as specified, at County Administration Building. View agendas and minutes.


2 years and until their successors are appointed and qualified

Appointed By

County Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board


$175 per diem for Ethics Commissioners; $185 per hour for Ethics Commission Chairman


Applicants must reside in DuPage County.  Applicant may not be an employee of DuPage County or any other unit of government.  Commissioners may not become a candidate for any elective public office or hold any other elected or appointed public office, except for appointment to a governmental advisory board, study commission, or as an ethics official of another governmental entity.


5 commissioners, no more than 3 of whom may belong to the same political party.


Chair John W. Demling


DuPage County Ethics Ordinance


NameFirst Date of Appt.Current Term ExpiresPosition
John W Demling12/15/201812/14/2022Chairman
E.F. Todd Benson06/26/201212/14/2023Commissioner
Suzanne Cahalan04/12/202212/14/2022Commissioner
Michele Clemen 10/13/202010/13/2022Commissioner
Ted Donner04/12/202212/14/2023Commissioner

Additional Information

NOTE: Persons listed as serving on an expired term continue in their service unless and until they are either reappointed or replaced unless otherwise indicated. A position listed as “VACANT” is not currently occupied.

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