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Bob Schillerstrom is a partner in Ice Miller's Public Affairs and Public & Municipal Finance Groups. Bob counsels the Firm's clients on matters relating to government including: public and private partnerships (P3s), opportunity zones, community relations, public affairs, strategic public policy development, real estate tax issues and other zoning-related matters.

Bob also represents governments regarding their public finance needs. He works as a team with other bond attorneys at Ice Miller as bond counsel, underwriters counsel and disclosure counsel on all types of public borrowing.

Bob has been an active figure in DuPage County politics for over four decades regularly holding leadership positions in local and county governments, and in the Republican Party where he consistently advocated to reduce waste in government.

From 2015-2019 Bob served as Chairman of the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors, which oversees the state's 294-mile Tollway system and the Agency's $1.45 billion annual budget. The board also sets policy for the operation, maintenance and construction of Illinois tollroads. Bob previously served three terms as Chairman of the DuPage County Board. As Chairman, Bob earned a reputation as a fiscal conservative for reducing property taxes nine times while maintaining a AAA bond rating for his entire tenure as Chairman.  He also earned a reputation as a builder, regularly investing in roads, flood control and drainage projects and in the DuPage Court System.  He consistently did more for the citizens of DuPage County while spending less.

Bob has also been active in environmental issues, previously serving as a Commissioner and President of the Naperville Park District, President of the Conservation Foundation, and Member of the DuPage Forest Preserve District. He is currently a Trustee for the Morton Arboretum.

Bob has lived and practiced law in DuPage County throughout his adulthood. He graduated from Naperville Community High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in religion and history from Illinois College in Jacksonville, graduating with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law with honors.

After graduating from law school, he served in the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, prosecuting cases in the Criminal Division as an assistant state’s attorney from 1980-1983. Over the years he has also served as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney in DuPage County and as a Special Illinois Assistant Attorney General. Bob is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, he was in the private practice of law in Naperville for more than 20 years. Bob resides in Naperville with his wife Mary Beth and has three children.

Speaking Engagements
Bob was a speaker at the National Council for Public-Private Partnership on June 24, 2011.

Bob was the keynote speaker at the Technology Innovation Summit on November 16, 2011.

Bob spoke at the Project H.O.O.D. Second Annual Business Awards Luncheon which was hosted by Governor Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner on December 4, 2017.

Bob gave a press conference on behalf of the Illinois Toll Highway Authority on the subject “Give them Distance” on December 6, 2017.

Bob spoke at the Pace Illinois Route 25 Park-n-Ride Station Ribbon Cutting ceremony on December 18, 2017.

Bob gave an interview to WGN Radio regarding the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Give them Distance campaign on December 28, 2017.

Bob spoke at the 2018 American Council of Engineering Companies Excellence Award meeting on February 8, 2018.

Bob spoke at the Will County Board meeting on February 15, 2018.

Bob spoke on a panel at the Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association Annual Convention on February 20, 2018.

Bob spoke at the City Club luncheon on February 26, 2018. The subject was “Update on the Illinois Tollway Authority and Its Future.”

Bob spoke at the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association Annual Convention in Springfield and was awarded “Person of the Year” for his outstanding contribution to the industry on March 12 and 13, 2018.

Bob spoke at the American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section, Transportation and Development Institute membership luncheon in Oak Brook on March 21, 2018.

Bob spoke as part of the Transportation Panel at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Union League Club in Chicago on March 29, 2018.

Bob spoke at the Illinois Tax Increment Association Spring Conference on April 4, 2018.

Bob was a panelist at the Intelligent Transportation Systems and Autonomous Vehicles at P3 Hub Midwest Meeting on April 9-10, 2018.

Bob spoke at the Innovations in Construction, Asphalt and Transportation Conference on April 10 and 11, 2018.

Bob spoke at the American Council of Engineering Companies Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 16, 2018.

Bob spoke at the Move Illinois Quarterly Meeting on April 19, 2018.

Bob spoke at the Village of Franklin Park Business Appreciation lunch on April 24, 2018.

Bob spoke at a press conference at the Illinois Tollway which was co-hosted by the Morton Arboretum on April 27, 2018.
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