Lake Linden from Beck Basin

The Commissioners of the Lindenhurst Lakes Committee are volunteers serving in an advisory capacity to the Village.   A commissioner is appointed to represent each of the four Village lakes.  Additional commissioners represent the Village at Large.  The Committee meets bimonthly or as needed to conduct an open forum for discussion of Lakes Management issues.   It works with the Village Administrator and appointed Trustee to recommend Good Lakes Management Practices.  Activities include oversight of recreational use of our lakes, fish stocking, macrophyte control, shoreline stabilization, interaction with state and local biologists and organizations, e.g. Illinois Departments of Public Health and Natural Resources,. public education including Earth Day and Lindenfest, and ordinance review and recommendation.  The annual budget is funded by the Village and the average range is $38,000 - $42,000, the vast majority of which goes for the annual contract for lakes management and aquatic weed control.

     Ken Funk - Lake Waterford
     Tom Heinrich - Springledge Lake
     Pat Dickson - Lake Linden
     Brad Winter - Lake Potomac
     Caly Winter - Village at Large
     Kevin Lowry - Village at Large
     Patrick (PJ) Hilbert - Village at Large
     Carlos Menor Salazar - Village at Large
     Dave Kraft - Village at Large
     Jim Stout -LPD Liaison
Ken Funk, Recording Secretary

I am a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as an officer instructor at Great Lakes Training Center during the Viet Nam war.  I attended Moody Bible Institute and am a graduate of Houghton College with a B.S. in  Chemistry and Zoology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University.  I retired from Abbott Labs after 28 years as a Peptide Process Development Chemist. 

My wife and I have lived in Lindenhurst since 1975 and on Lake Waterford since 1986.  We enjoy serving at Crossroads Church.  I enjoy fishing, HO model railroading, digital photography.  

I am the longest acting member of the LLC and webmaster.  Please contact me if you have any ideas or suggestions to make our site more useful to you.  I can be reached at fisherman220 at juno dot com or 847-356-1433                   

Ken Funk  Chairman - Lake  Waterford  

I am recently retired from the College of Lake County as director of human resources, and I’m currently employed as an adjunct college instructor there.  I live on Springledge Lake with my wife, Judy, and son, Mike. 

The wonderful lakes of our village enticed me to buy my first home in Lindenhurst approximately 11 years ago.  After having had the opportunity to experience the aesthetic and recreational advantages of the lakes, I decided to purchase a home on Springledge Lake in the autumn of 2007.  I have a deep interest in the ecology and protection of our lakes, and I want to do my part to ensure that they remain healthy, viable and attractive. 

Tom Heinrich - Springledge Lake  
Sue, Ryan and I moved to Lindenhurst in 2015. We have enjoyed all the benefits of Lake Linden - winter and summer - and I feel everyone should try to make it better. 
I was in the Air Force for 13 years, and then a newspaper editor in Washington for 17 years. I hope to use that background to help with communications between the village and residents. Lindenhurst has a lot to offer, and so do its residents. We can make a great community with a lifetime of memories for our kids.
Pat Dickson - Lake Linden  

My wife Caly and I moved to Lindenhurst in 2015. Living on Lake Potomac with our two children we have all come to enjoy the beauty and nature a lakefront can provide.

The health and longevity of our lakes is important to me and as a LLC volunteer I hope to give back and do my part to ensure our lakes remain active, pleasant and engaging for generations to come.

Brad Winter - Lake Potomac  

I have lived with my wife and (3)daughters in Lindenhurst since 1993. We have enjoyed fishing at each of the local lakes, and have participated in many of the Lindenhurst Park District activities. I feel privileged to be able to give back to my community by being a volunteer for the Lakes Commission.

I currently work at the College of Lake County full-time, and on a part-time basis as a Ranger Police Officer for the Lake County Forest Preserve.

Kevin Lowry - At Large  

I am a Lindenhurst resident residing on Lake Potomac with my husband Brad and our two children. Along with being a lakes commissioner, I am a Registered Nurse working in labor & delivery.

My family and I love living on the lake as well as fishing and spending time lakeside with our dogs.  I hope to help our lakes continue to improve for many years to come. 

Caly Winter - At Large  

I have lived in Lindenhurst, on Lake Waterford, since 2012.  I grew up in Lindenhurst, and have a deep passion for the lakes of Lindenhurst.  I graduated from Lawrence University with a B.A. in Biology in 2006.  Currently, I am employed as a fisheries scientist for a environmental consulting company.  When I'm not working I can be found fishing one of the many lakes of Lake County.  

I look forward to contributing to the LLC to help maintain, and protect the lakes of Lindenhurst.  It is my hope that my contributions will help to ensure the lakes of Lindenhurst will be as good, if not better for future generations to enjoy.

Patrick (PJ) Hilbert - Village at Large  

I am an Environmental Scientist with background in water & soil quality and waste management along with some Geographic Information Systems skills. I work at an environmental firm in Chicago, managing projects with the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Superfund Sites Division.

In 2016, I moved to Lake Linden with my spouse and my dog. We are active kayakers and hikers and love to spend time outdoors seeking for nature. As Village-at-Large commissioner, I look forward to contributing to the Community and promote a path forward to a sustainable and environmentally responsible future in Lindenhurst.

Carlos Menor Salazar - At Large  
  I have lived in Lindenhurst since 2011 with my wife and two daughters.  I am a senior Water Resources Engineer for a local engineering firm, with much of my work focusing on stormwater, lake management, and water quality improvements.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2002 with a BS in Environmental Engineering in 2002, and have focused my career on water and natural resources related issues since.

I have had a life-long passion for the outdoors, and am enjoying sharing that love with my children.  We are proud members of the community and am excited to offer my time and experience to helping the LLC ensure healthy lakes and waters well into the future.

Dave Kraft - At Large  

I am an engineer employed as a union painter foreman for 30 years.  My wife Barb, two daughters and I  moved to Lindenhurst in 1990 and onto Lake Waterford in 2001. We view our lakes as one of our village's many treasures.  I want to help to continue to educate residents about ways to protect and manage these resources   

I am also a Lindenhurst Parks District and Police Athletic (Pig) League  commissioner and work with the Lindenhurst Men's/Civic Club.   

I enjoy Sprint car racing.

Jim Stout - Parks District Liaison