Jim Hynes is a retired attorney and former federal prosecutor with decades of service to the Niles Park District and the Village of Niles. He previously served 12 years as a park district commissioner and 4 years as a village trustee. Hynes has served as chairman for the Zoning Board of Appeals as well as chairman for the Niles Board of Ethics.
As chief of the Civil Division for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago Jim was responsible for all civil litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Illinois. He led a team of 20 assistant U.S. Attorneys as well as support staff. Hynes has also served as director of government affairs and deputy general counsel for Waste Management of North America. His private practice included offices in Chicago and Niles.
Hynes' legal/ government experience is extensive and highly valued at a time when the park district will be dealing with major issues of contractual reviews.
He is married to Mary Ann, his wife of more than 50 years. He has two children, Christina Kline and Nicholas as well as five grandchildren.
"The Niles Park District has been an integral part of our family life since we moved to Niles in 1977. Being able to contribute is just my small way of saying thank you for all the Park District has meant to my family."