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Ward One

First Ward Aldermen

Ken Novit

Kent E. Novit
55 Washington Cr.

847-615-7029 (home)
312-332-2407 (office)


Kent Novit was elected First Ward Alderman and took office on May 5, 2008. He previously was a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals from May 2003 to May 2008 where he served as Chairman from May 2006 to May 2008.

He is a member of the City Council’s Finance and Public Works Committees and acts as Council liaison on issues concerning senior services and community relations.

Mr. Novit has a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School. He is a partner with Chicago law firm of Novit and Novit.

He believes that individuals who care about their community should become involved and contribute their time and skills for the good of the community. A resident for over 15 years, Kent enjoys the Lake Forest community with his wife Nancy and their two daughters.


Catherine Waldeck

Catherine A. Waldeck
184 Washington Road

234-6220 (home)
212-4173 (cell)


Catherine A. Waldeck is a lifelong resident of Lake Forest. She and her husband Joe have four children between them, with the youngest currently a student at Lake Forest High School.

Catherine is a graduate of Cornell University and received her Law Degree from Loyola University School of Law. Previously, Catherine was employed as a felony prosecutor for 20 years in the Cook and Lake County State’s Attorney offices.

Catherine served as a member of the Plan Commission for 2 years. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of “A Safe Place”, as member of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women’s Auxiliary Board, and on the Lake Forest Dance Academy’s Parent Board. She currently serves as Council liaison for legal services.

Catherine holds a deep affection for Lake Forest and wishes to continue her family’s tradition of dedication and public service to the community.





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(847) 234-2600
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