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Having resided in Berwyn for fifty-eight years, Robert J. (Bob) Lovero has made public service an integral part of his life. Throughout this time he has had the support of his family, including father Thomas (deceased), mother Alba, brother Scott, sister-in-law Lisa, wife Gail, son Thomas, daughter-in-law Ashley, daughters Danielle and Gabrielle, and grandsons Robert and Matthew.
Bob began graduated from St. Mary of Celle Grammar School, continued on to graduate from Fenwick High, proceeded to Loyola University where he graduated with a bachelor of science with a major in Criminal Justice before receiving his doctorate at Northern Illinois University College of Law and passing the bar in 1981.
In 1982, after becoming a licensed attorney, Bob served as Assistant City Attorney and City Prosecutor to the City of Berwyn. He also practiced at a few Chicago law firms before opening his own law practice within Berwyn that continues today.
Bob has been an active member in the following organizations: West Central Municipal Conference (Executive Board from 11/2010 to 03/2015), American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, West Suburban Bar Association, Justinian Society of Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, the Italian-American Civic Organization of Berwyn (President 1996 to 1998 and 2010 Man of the Year), Berwyn Democratic Organization, Township Democratic Committeeman (2005 to Present), Berwyn Township 708 Mental Health Board (1987 to 1990), Berwyn Development Corporation, Blue Ribbon Historical Committee, Local Law Enforcement Advisory Board, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity – Sir Edward Coke Chapter, Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity (Alpha Chapter – President), and co-chairman of the Berwyn Holiday Fund.
Bob’s public service experience started in his youth while participating in Boy Scout Troop 63 at St. Mary of Celle in Berwyn; he rose through the ranks and earned the achievement of Eagle Scout. He continued serving the City of Berwyn as 7th Ward Alderman from November 2000 to April of 2009. Elected as Berwyn’s Mayor in May of 2009, Bob continues to bring a new vitality to the City as it invites new residents and visitors to experience Berwyn’s true welcoming character in addition to the business development renaissance occurring within the city.
Over the last few years, Bob has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and the South and North Berwyn Educational Foundations, supported scholarships for Berwyn residents, and helps host a party for hundreds of sailors on Christmas Day. He hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner to feed underprivileged Berwyn residents, provides several hundred food baskets to needy families during the Christmas season, collects toys to distribute to children in need at Christmas, and provides food to shut-ins throughout the year.