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
Streets Included in 2021 Road Improvement Programs
Streets listed for the 2021 Reconstruction - Rehabilitation Program and the Street Resurfacing Program... Read More
Streets Included in 2021 Road Improvement Programs
Road Reconstruction
Arlington 425 Project Approved by Village Board
The Village Board approves the Arlington 425 mixed-use development project for Downtown.... Read More
Arlington 425 Project Approved by Village Board
Arlington 425 Project
Dispose of Unused, Expired Medications on April 24
Rid your home of unused or expired medications at the Police Department's Drug Take Back Day, April 24.... Read More
Dispose of Unused, Expired Medications on April 24
Drug Take Back Day
Police Urge Residents to Drop Your Phone, Focus on Road
Arlington Heights Police urge drivers to drop their phones and focus on the road ahead as part of a safety campaign for the month of April.... Read More
Police Urge Residents to Drop Your Phone, Focus on Road
Distracted Driving