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
COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site at Arlington Park
Arlington Park Racecourse will be the new location of the free, drive-through testing site that was located at Rolling Meadows High School... Read More
COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site at Arlington Park
Drive-through COVID-19 Testing
Garbage Collection Changes for Labor Day Holiday, 2020
Collection schedules for refuse, yardwaste and recycling will change for the Labor Day holiday.... Read More
Garbage Collection Changes for Labor Day Holiday, 2020
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Village's COVID-19 Informational Update
The State has extended the eviction moratorium to August 22. Those needing assistance will find more information from the Illinois Housing Development Authority... Read More
Village's COVID-19 Informational Update
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Emergency Rent Assistance Programs, Apply August 10
The State and County have announced two emergency rental assistance programs that tenants can apply for on August 10.... Read More
Emergency Rent Assistance Programs, Apply August 10
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