The City operates under the Mayor-City Council form of government. It is divided into seven wards, each ward being represented by two elected representatives (Aldermen). The Mayor is elected as well. Together, the Mayor and City Council serve as the policy-making body of the City. They perform such functions as passing resolutions and ordinances, approving the expenditure of money, levying taxes, approving subdivisions, zoning, and other land use regulations; and generally deciding on important issues that affect the City of West Chicago.
The City Administrator, who is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, is responsible for all aspects of administration, financial planning, directing, and supervising City operations. Department Directors, who are appointed by the Mayor with recommendation of the City Administrator and the consent of the City Council, guide the activities of their respective operating departments. The Department Directors are charged with the responsibility of implementing City Council policy, maintaining operations, conducting research, and providing information on important issues to the City Council.
City Council meetings occur the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, unless otherwise posted.
Agendas are available for public review the Friday afternoon before the City Council meeting. Agendas are posted at City Hall on the public bulletin board and are available outside Council Chambers. The agendas and meeting minutes can also be found by clicking here.
Any person with a disability who wishes to attend the City Council meeting and requires special accommodation, should call City Hall, (630) 293-2200 ext. 123 prior to the scheduled meeting.