Jo knows politics can hit close to home. She got involved because of a city plan to extend the Prairie Street bridge through her east-side neighborhood, and served as Alderman of the 4th Ward for 24 years. She was born in St. Charles and is semi-retired from a career in accounting and insurance. She volunteers at Delnor-Community Hospital and is active with the American Heart Association and the Mended Hearts organization. She was elected Treasurer in 2017 after she decided not to run for re-election as Alderman.