Village President 

It is with profound sadness that the Village of Western Springs announces the death of President Alice F. Gallagher, who passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2023. 

View the press release here.

Acting Village President, Heidi Rudolph

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Village Trustee Heidi Rudolph was voted in as Acting President during the April 10 meeting of the Board of Trustees. President Rudolph fills the position that became vacant after the sudden death of Alice Gallagher on March 21 of this year. She will serve in this role through the remainder of the current term, which expires in May of 2025.

President Rudolph was elected to the Village Board in 2017, and again in 2021. Since elected she has served as Chair of the Finance Committee (2017 - present) and has been a member of the Planning & Zoning (2017-2021) and General Government (2021 – 2023) committees. Professionally speaking, for the last six years Heidi Rudolph has been Senior Managing Director at Morae Global - a digital and business solutions company for the legal industry. Prior to working with Morae she was Senior Vice President at Aegis Advantage, and before that, Vice President for Government/External Affairs with Sara Lee Corporation. President Rudolph and her husband Stephen live with their family in the Old Town South neighborhood of Western Springs.