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Vaccaro runs for re-election as circuit clerk


Greg Vaccaro of Peru, current La Salle County Circuit Clerk, on Monday announced his candidacy for re-election in 2020. Vaccaro says there are many more meaningful tasks to address and more work is needed with continued effort and commitments.

Over his first three years, the circuit clerk’s office has been impacted with several mandates from the State of Illinois. The experienced staff has addressed the changes and helped develop many solutions to meet and exceed the requirements. The clerk’s office has focused on E Filing, E Criminal, E appeals, E Citations, Research Illinois, electronic orders of -protection and more.

Vaccaro said he has reduced the office budget, reduced payroll, advanced technology, addressed securing and back up of files, increased past due collections and is working on operating an efficient service oriented office.

“The great staff, new technology and continued training will allow the Circuit Clerk’s office to move forward to the next level to reach our long term plan,” said Vaccaro.

During his three years he has built working relationships, including with circuit clerk office holders in other counties, which will give him the ability the next four years to continue to serve and make a difference for all of the residents of La Salle County.

Vaccaro, past partner of Apple Press Printing, has 34 years of operating a business and 45 years of serving on boards, organizations and fundraising campaigns. His past business and Greg are members of the Allied Printing Trades Union.

He has served as president of Horizon House, Peru Rotary Club IVAC Ambassadors and chairman for 21years as Peru Police & Fire Commissioner. He previously served as vice president of Peru School Board and YMCA.

He was or is still active as a board member of IV Red Cross, Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce, City of Peru Zoning Board, Horizon House Foundation, Fish N Fun, United Way Budget committee the Founder of the Peru BB Gun Club and much more.

Vaccaro is a graduate of St. Bede Academy and grew up in La Salle and lives in Peru. Vaccaro’s wife Joanne works at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

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