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: community relations, public affairs, strategic public policy development, real estate tax issues and zoning related matters. Bob further represents governments regarding their public finance needs; he works as a team with other lawyers at Ice Miller as bond counsel, underwriters counsel and disclosure counsel on all types of public borrowing. Bob also represents governments in their relationships with other governments and further consults on public-private partnerships (P3) to help municipalities and governments achieve their initiatives.

In 2015, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Bob Chairman of the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board, which oversees the state’s 292 mile tollway system with a $1.3 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 been an active figure in DuPage County politics for three decades regularly holding leadership positions in local and county governments, and in the Republican Party where he consistently advocated to reduce waste in government.

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.