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NORTH CHICAGO

What is a Municipality?

Cities, towns and villages are all forms of municipalities and obtain power from the state. Depending on the location, regional traditions, population, type of governmental structure, and the number of services that are offered to its residents is what determines the difference between a city, village, or town.

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Phone: (847) 596-8600

1850 Lewis Ave, North Chicago, IL 60064

Visit their website here.

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Municipality

Meetings & Public Comments

  • Meetings are the first and third Monday at 6pm at City Hall 1850 Lewis Ave, North Chicago, IL 60064.

  • You can find the agendas here

  • To make a public comment at the next village board meeting email the City Clerk at cityclerk@northchicago.org

Why should you make a comment? 

Public comments are an opportunity for community members to express their concerns to elected officials in public statements. The public is entitled to this opportunity, with reasonable limitations from the board or council, under the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Public comments may be utilized to provide feedback or perspective to agencies to strengthen the decision-making process. Agendas for public meetings are released prior to the meeting and may be viewed by the public to prepare for public comments.

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Mayor - Leon Rockingham, Jr.

The Mayor acts as the head of the city and their roles is to exercise policy-making function. The mayor has 4 years term.

Number: (847) 569 - 8610

Email: info@northchicago.org

Current Term

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City Treasurer - Vance D. Wyatt

Treasurer is a person that administers or manages financial assets and liabilities. The treasurer has a 4-year-term

Number: (847) 569 - 8628

Email: Treasurer@NorthChicago.org 

Current Term

City Clerk - Lori Collins

The City Clerk is the official bookkeeper that keeps track of records and accounts and other administrative duties. 

Number: (847) 596-8680

Email: cityclerk@northchicago.org

Current Term

City Council

The City of North Chicago is divided into seven legislative districts or wards. Each district is represented by an alderman who is elected by their constituency to serve a four-year term. In addition to representing the interests of their ward residents, together the seven aldermen comprise the City of North Chicago’s City Council, which serves as the legislative branch of government of the City of North Chicago. You can find the updated North Chicago Ward Map here.

Ward 1 - Alderman
Michael R. Jackson

Number: 847-596-8889 ext. 1

Email:1stWardNC@gmail.com 

Current Term

Ward 2 - Alderman
Anthony Coleman

Number: 847-596-8889 ext. 2

Email: tbd

Current Term

Ward 3 - Alderman
Carl Evans

Number: 847-596-8889 ext. 3

Email: careva@northchicago.org

Current Term

Ward 4 - Alderman
Bobby Evans

Number: 847-596-8889 ext. 4

Email: boball@northchicago.org

Current Term

Ward 5 - Alderman
Kenneth Smith

Number: 847-596-8889 ext. 5

Email: KSmith@NorthChicago.org

Current Term

Ward 6 - Alderman
Donna Murphy

Number: 847-596-8889 ext. 6

Email: donacmurphy@gmail.com

Current Term

Ward 7 - Alderman
Kathy January

Number: 847-596-8889 ext. 7

Email: katjan@northchicago.org

Current Term

LOCAL AGENCIES

Local Agencies operate at the local or regional level, or any other political subdivision in the State that operates at the local or regional level. This includes: Lake County Government, School District, Libraries, Park Districts and Townships.

Local Agencies
Lake County Board
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The county is the largest government agency at a local level and serves cities, towns and villages. County boards approve ordinances, budgets and all financial matters. The Lake County Board consists of 19 members, each assigned to one of 19 geographic districts. 

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North Chicago's county district are 9, 13, and 14.

  • View the district map here. 

  • Find out your board member here.

 

If you have further questions:

Meetings & Public Comments

County board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 9am. The public may view a livestream of the meeting on the 10th floor of 18 N County St, Waukegan, IL 60085 (face coverings required). Online attendance is available on Zoom. View the agendas here to find the meeting content, location and registration link.

Public comments may be submitted through one of four ways. 

  1. Call - Submit your public comment by calling the County Board Office at (847) 377-2300. Calls must be made by 3pm the day before the meeting. 

  2. Email - Submit your public comment by emailing PublicComment@lakecountyil.gov. The subject line must be “Lake County Board Meeting.” Include your name, who you’re representing (self or organization) and the topic of your comment. Emails must be sent by 3pm the day before the meeting. 

  3. In Person - A livestream of the meeting is played for the public on the 10th floor of 18 N County St, Waukegan, IL 60085. Public in attendance may provide public comment. 

  4. Virtually - Attend the board meeting virtually and read your public comment aloud by registering to attend at lakecounty.legistar.com. 

Public comments are an opportunity for community members to express their concerns to elected officials in public statements. The public is entitled to this opportunity, with reasonable limitations from the board or council, under the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Public comments may be utilized to provide feedback or perspective to agencies to strengthen the decision-making process. Agendas for public meetings are released prior to the meeting and may be viewed by the public to prepare for public comments. 

Mary Ross-Cunningham  - 9

Mary Ross-Cunningham

9th District County Board Member

Number: (847) 721-1563

Email: MCunningham@lakecountyil.gov

Current Term: 2022 - 2024

Sandy Hart - 13

Sandy Hart

13th District County Board Member

Number: (847) 377-2300

Email: smhart@lakecountyil.gov

Current Term: 2022 - 2024

Angelo Kyle - 14

Angelo D. Kyle

14th District County Board Member

Number: (847) 406-3532

Email: AKyle@lakecountyil.gov

Current Term: 2022 - 2026

School District

A school district is a local, geographical area of administration of elementary and secondary schools. School district rules are made by the school board. School boards decide what fees can be eliminated and vote on contracts, new job candidates, financial contracts.

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Community High
School District 128

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Oak Grove
School District 68

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North Chicago 187 

50 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 101 Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Number: (847) 247-5400

Email: chsd128@d128.org

Website: www.d128.org

To learn more click here.

1700 O'Plaine Rd Green Oaks, IL 60048 

Number: (847) 367-6048

Email: inquires@ogschool.org

Website: www.ogschool.org

To learn more click here.

2000 Lewis Ave, North Chicago, IL 60060

Number: (847) 689-0270

Website: www.d187.org

To learn more click here.

Libraries
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Libraries are local agencies that provide various services to the community. Libraries connect people to people, to resources, and to information. They offer homework help, programs for all ages, study rooms, and more.

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North Chicago doesn't have any library districts but these are libraries that North Chicago residents can go to.

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North Chicago
Public Library

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Waukegan Public 
Library 

2100 Argonne Drive, North Chicago 60064

Number: (847) 689-0125

Email: info@ncplibrary.org

Website: www.ncplibrary.org

To learn more click here.

801 N. Main St, Wauconda, IL 60084

Number: (847) 623-2041

Email: click here.

Website: www.waukeganpl.org

To learn more click here.

Park District
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The Park District is an independent unit of local government that provides public parks and recreational facilities to its city. Examples include summer camps, exercise programs, and early childhood programs.

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Foss Park District

1730 Lewis Ave, North Chicago 60064

Number: (847) 689-7480

Website: www.fosspark-district.org

To learn more click here.

Townships
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A township is a division of a county with some corporate powers. They aid individuals who are in poverty, assess property for taxation purposes, and provide maintenance to roads and bridges, outside of the federal, state, and other local jurisdictions. Cities, towns and villages, also known as municipalities, may be part of more than one township.

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Shields Township

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Waukegan Township

906 W. Muir Ave., Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Number: (847) 234-0802
Website: www.shieldstownship.com/

To learn more click here.

149 S. Genesse Street, Waukegan, IL 60085

Number: (847) 244-4900
Website: www.waukegantownship.com

To learn more click here.

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