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
Village's Historic Low Crime Rate Acknowledged
Arlington Heights recently has been named on two "Safest Cities" lists regarding the release of 2017 Uniform Crime Report.... Read More
Village's Historic Low Crime Rate Acknowledged
Police Star
National Prescription Take Back Day, April 27
Gather your unused prescriptions and safely get rid of them at the National Prescription Take Back Day held Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Police Station, 200 E. Sigwalt Street. ... Read More
National Prescription Take Back Day, April 27
drug take back day
Arlington 425 Project Moves to Housing Commission, April 29
The Arlington 425 development proposal will go before the Housing Commission on Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m.... Read More
Arlington 425 Project Moves to Housing Commission, April 29
Arlington 425 Rendering
Donors Needed for Village Blood Drive, May 1
Village will host a Blood Drive on May 1 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Village Hall. Participating can help save a life! Please call 847.368.5760 to participate. Walk-ins are welcome too!... Read More
Donors Needed for Village Blood Drive, May 1
Blood Drive