Your Government

Arlington Heights is a strong, longstanding municipality of the northwest suburbs. After going through several different names, settlers final decided on Arlington Heights and the Village was incorporated as Arlington Heights in 1887.  Since 1954, Arlington Heights uses the council/manager form of government. This form of government combines the leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an appointed manager.

The Village Board's role in this form of government is to make laws and broad policy decisions for the Village Manager and staff to carry out. The Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village and serves as the key advisor to the Village Board.  Our Village Board members are elected at large with staggered 4-year terms. Being elected "at large" means board members are responsive to all residents of the Village. Its  role is to adopt laws and policies to govern the Village, leaving implementation up to the Manager and the rest of the Village staff.

Throughout its long history, Arlington Heights has remained steadfast in providing municipal services that are responsive to the needs of the residents and businesses and are reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible.

News
Police Department Receives Top Award
Arlington Heights Police receives the top award in the Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge presented by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The award represents efforts of the Department... Read More
Police Department Receives Top Award
Nominations Accepted for Disability Employment Award
Local businesses and residents are encouraged to nominate an Arlington Heights employer that proactively hires and employs citizens with disabilities. The Disability Employment Awareness Award recognizes an Arlington Heights employer for their effort... Read More
Nominations Accepted for Disability Employment Award
Special Enforcement, Roadside Checkpoint August 31
The Police Department will have a special traffic enforcement activities relating to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" on August 31. A Roadside Checkpoint is also planned for August 31. ... Read More
Special Enforcement, Roadside Checkpoint August 31
Kathy Kasprowicz Receives Senior Service Award
The 11th recipient of the Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award is given to Kathy Kasprowicsz, formerly of the Escorted Transportation Service Northwest. She was integral in building the program into the great service and success it is today. ... Read More
Kathy Kasprowicz Receives Senior Service Award