The Sports Doctor, 13/01/2021
The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
Guests, Steve Chirico and Dr Denise McDermott
Steve Chirico was first elected to the office of mayor in 2015 as Naperville’s first new mayor in two decades. As a seasoned business leader, Mayor Chirico understands how a well-balanced community, a strong business climate and a solid economic development plan impacts the vitality of a world-class community like Naperville.
Throughout the first four years of his administration, Mayor Chirico, alongside the Naperville City Council, focused on implementing a long-range financial plan for the City. These efforts resulted in the lowest municipal tax rate Naperville has seen in 50 years, a return to structurally balanced budgeting, $33 million added to citywide cash reserves, and an anticipated 24.5% reduction in general corporate debt by the end of 2019. Now in his second term, Mayor Chirico’s administration continues to focus on public safety improvements, encourage development in the community, and address the need for housing options that cater to millennials and senior citizens.
Mayor Chirico has lived in Naperville for more than half a century and has observed the ongoing changes in this City firsthand. After graduating from Naperville Central High School, he attended Northern Illinois University and started a small tile shop to help pay his way through school. That shop has since grown to become Great Western Flooring, which still has its administrative offices, warehouse and a showroom in Naperville, in addition to two other showrooms in Oswego and St. Charles.
Mayor Chirico and his wife, Julie, have seven children all born and raised in Naperville. Mayor Chirico has been active in the community and region for many years. This includes his term as a City Council member from 2011-2015, his work with 360 Youth and Family Services, Naperville Responds for Our Veterans, the Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA), City of Naperville Advisory Cultural Commission, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Steering Committee, and the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference, which he serves as president of for the 2019 fiscal year. Most recently, Mayor Chirico was named by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to serve on the nine-member Illinois Firefighters Pension Investment Fund (IFPIF) Transition Board.
Widely regarded as the best place to raise a family, work, and retire, Naperville has received several awards throughout Mayor Chirico’s tenure, including being ranked in the top 25 best neighborhoods for small business, the best city to raise a family in America, and the safest city in America.
Mayor Chirico’s tireless dedication to Naperville, coupled with his passion for the City and devotion to serving its residents and businesses, continue to make Naperville the premiere location to live, work, and explore in the Chicago metropolitan region.
Mayor Chirico's current term expires in 2023.
Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. has been in private practice since 2001. She completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and her Child Psychiatry fellowship at UCLA. As a medical doctor with board certifications in both Adult and Child Psychiatry, she treats children, adolescents and adults. Her goal is to empower you, your child, and your family to live the best life possible. Her approach is to encourage people to believe in wellness, not illness, and to lead a balanced healthy lifestyle.
“When you are going through a crisis in your life, remind yourself that on the other side of that is stabilization and then a place of thriving,” she tells her patients everyday.
Dr. Denise includes a multi-disciplinary approach to medicine, where she integrates many holistic modalities such as Eastern medicine, healers, nutritionists and many more. She has collegial relationships and collaborates with other physicians, psychologists, marriage and family therapists and educational therapists. She believes in prescribing the least amount of medication possible and creates an integrative wellness plan that resonates for each patient.
She is a sought after medical doctor for second opinions, specific diagnostic assessments, medication management, and psychotherapy.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.