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
Investigation of Car Crashing into Police Station
The investigation of the November 11 crash where a car struck the new Police Station, finds that the car was traveling at about 104 mph before striking a curb along Davis St. that caused the driver to lose control and eventually collide into the buil... Read More
Investigation of Car Crashing into Police Station
Car crashing into new Police Station
Teens & Residents Needed for Snow Shoveling Program
This program matches local teens who are willing to shovel snow for residents over age 60 or with a disability. Both teens and residents are encouraged to register.... Read More
Teens & Residents Needed for Snow Shoveling Program
Boy shoveling snow
Holiday Happenings @ Harmony Park, December 7
Holiday Happenings @ Harmony Park will be held on Friday, December 7, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Remember to Pack the Park around 6 p.m. for the Village's first video holiday greeting!... Read More
Holiday Happenings @ Harmony Park, December 7
Horses are ready for the horse-drawn trolley rides.
Q & A Regarding Proposed 2019 Budget
The Village invited residents to submit questions regarding the proposed 2019 Budget. The questions received and corresponding answers are provided in this news article. Thank you to all who sent in their questions. ... Read More
Q & A Regarding Proposed 2019 Budget
Financial Graphics