The City of Chicago Heights is governed by a group of forward-thinking leaders, who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors through high quality programs and services. The City Council is composed of a mayor and seven alderpersons who represent each ward in Chicago Heights. The council meets regularly to discuss various issues and current and future planning in the city.
The municipality oversees several departments, committees and boards, which cover a host of community facets, including public safety, housing, historic preservation, economic development and community relations, among many others. Community members are encouraged to participate in City Council meetings and on city committees and boards.