About Us

The story of Little City


Established in 1959, Little City was founded by a group of parents who dreamed of a revolutionary environment for their children who “experts” often said should be institutionalized. Today, Little City is a vital, vibrant community offering a comprehensive scope of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our founding principles along with a therapeutic community approach, continue to guide our programs and services for children and adults of all ages, enabling Little City to create hope, change lives and challenge the limits placed on individuals with disabilities.

Our nonprofit includes a 56-acre campus in Palatine with a choice of housing, programming and educational options as well as a foster care placement office in Chicago. We recently added the Duffey Family Children’s Village of state-of-the-art group homes for children and doubled our square footage and capacity of its ChildBridge Center for Education.

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To serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.


Our values are to be adaptable, advocates, compassionate, inclusive and leaders. Learn more. 


Rich Bobby

Rich Bobby

Chief Operating Officer

Bill Brennan

Bill Brennan

Chief Administrative Officer

Tina Maraccini

Tina Maraccini

Chief Development Officer

Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Morris

Ann Morris

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Emily Rawsky

Emily Rawsky

Chief Program Officer of Family & Community Based Services

Theresa A. Moran

Theresa A. Moran

Deputy Chief – Centralized Support Services

Board of Directors

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Main Campus

1760 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Phone: (847) 358-5510
Fax: (847) 358-3291

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Countryside Center

2360 Palmer Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone: (847) 438-8799

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Administrative Office

1610 W. Colonial Parkway
Inverness, IL 60067

Phone: (847) 358-5510

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Chicago Office

700 N. Sacramento, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60612-1026

Phone: (773) 265-1539

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Joliet Foster Care Office

116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 301
Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: (331) 276-5078

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Matteson Foster Care Office

600 Holiday Plaza, Suite 350
Matteson, IL 60443

Phone: (331) 276-5080

Map of Locations
Media Contact

Tina Maraccini
Director of Communications & Marketing
Office: (847) 221-7855
Email: [email protected]

A Rewarding Career

“I’ve always had a passion for working with people in general. Working here every day gives me an opportunity to do what I am passionate about. Working with people with disabilities and getting to see the smile on their faces and see them do things they may not have been able to do in the past and learn and maintain those skills is what makes it worth coming to work every day.” – Tanya Syperski – Little City Assistant Program Manager

Contact Details


1760 W Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067


Phone: (847) 358-5510


[email protected]


We would love to hear from you! Whether you are looking for more information about our services or looking how to get involved, please get in touch.

Our partners

Little City partners with a variety of companies, nonprofits and other organizations to best serve our individuals. Our partners give money, ideas, volunteers, in-kind support and more to help Little City. See all partners.

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