On December 7, 2021, Charles Cappell was sworn in to replace Darlene Bakk, as a village trustee. Trustee Cappell is not new to village service. He was part of the leadership team that incorporated the village in 2007 and then served as a village trustee. He was instrumental in organizing village operations, including the police department.
Trustee Cappell is a retired professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University where he taught for many years after completing a PhD in Sociology and Applied Statistics at the University of Chicago. Trustee Cappell’s knowledge and social science research skills have been invaluable to the Village on many issues and policy initiatives.