Alderman Al Hallett was appointed to the City Council in 2013. He has a strong desire to serve with and for the residents of West Chicago, and currently serves on the Infrastructure and Public Affairs Committee.
He is a native of Amsterdam, New York, the birthplace of actor Kirk Douglas. He is a United States Air Force veteran and has served tours in Florida, Thailand, the Philippines and Idaho; and is the recipient of the Republic of Viet Nam Commendation Medal and the Viet Nam Campaign Medal.
Alderman Hallett and his wife Cindy moved to West Chicago in 1976 where they helped found a therapeutic horse-back riding program known as Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities (FTEA) in Winfield to help their son Scott, and others diagnosed with learning disabilities.
Alderman Hallett enjoys volunteering for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and its Vintage Aircraft Division.