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
Information on Village's Snow Removal Operations
If snow is predicted to fall, our Public Works crews are ready for the call! ... Read More
Information on Village's Snow Removal Operations
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December 3 Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Join us December 3 for a virtual Town Hall meeting on the Village's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project.... Read More
December 3 Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Recycle Old or Unusable Holiday Lights
Starting November 30, recycle non-working holiday lights or extension cords at two Village locations... Read More
Recycle Old or Unusable Holiday Lights
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Tier 3 Mitigations Take Effect November 20
Beginning Friday, November 20, all of Illinois will be under the Tier 3 Coronavirus Mitigations. ... Read More
Tier 3 Mitigations Take Effect November 20
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