As former State Representative and Elmhurst Alderman, Chris Nybo brings valuable experience and expertise to the legislature. While on the Council, he exercised consistent leadership in supporting ongoing economic development efforts, including a new commuter/shopping parking deck in downtown Elmhurst, $1 million of infrastructure improvements to a neighborhood business district, and the new Elmhurst Memorial Hospital slated to open in Summer 2011. At the same time, he effectively worked with colleagues to demand more disciplined spending, eliminate structural budget deficits and keep property taxes low. Chris completed his term on the Council serving as Vice Chairman of the Public Affairs & Safety Committee, where he successfully initiated numerous traffic safety improvements.
Born in Elmhurst, Chris is a lifelong resident of the western suburbs. He graduated from Fenwick High School, Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude) and University of Chicago Law School. He is an active supporter of the Ray Graham Association for People With Disabilities, the York Senior Center, Elmhurst Youth Baseball, and Immaculate Conception Parish. These are just a few ways in which Chris has dedicated himself to community and public service throughout his life, a commitment for which he was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar by the United States Government.
In his legal profession, Chris assists small and large businesses on a variety of employment matters, and he has been honored on the 2011 and 2010 Illinois Rising Stars list featuring outstanding young lawyers in the State of Illinois. He currently lives in Elmhurst with his wife Faye and their three children, Connor (6), Olivia (4) and Allison (1). They are active members of Immaculate Conception Parish.