Serving the People
The Village of Lincolnwood is a home-rule community that is governed by a Village President and a six member Board of Trustees all elected at large (individual Trustees do not represent individual wards or precincts, but represent the Village as a whole). The Village President and Board of Trustees appoint a Village Administrator to oversee the daily operations of the Village organization. The Village Administrator supervises the activities of the following operating departments of the Village: Village Administrator’s Office, Police, Fire, Public Works, Building, Community Development, and Parks and Recreation.
The Village Government works to provide a wide array of public services while keeping the municipal tax rate low. The Lincolnwood municipal tax rate is the lowest among all area municipalities. The Village has been able to maintain its low tax rate by progressively pursuing the type of economic development opportunities that fit into the fabric of the community. Governing development in the Village is part of acomprehensive plan that establishes goals for all land use planning.
For additional information concerning any Village department, service or program, please call Village Hall at (847) 673-1540.
Niles Township Government
Since 1850, Niles Township Government has been dedicated to improving life for its residents. With a population of over 102,000, the Township includes the villages of Lincolnwood, Golf, Skokie and sections of Morton Grove, Niles and Glenview.
The Township provides general and emergency services to eligible residents, a well-stocked food pantry, and services and programs to educate and enhance the lives of its residents. One of the Township “gems” is a newly renovated, state-of-the-art computer classroom.
During the course of a year, the Township contributes to approximately 50 deserving local agencies that provide an array of services to Township residents of all ages. The Township also supports numerous cultural activities such as local theater and community events.
The Township is guided by a Board of Trustees presided over by a Supervisor who works with Trustees to conduct the business of running the Township government.
The Township Clerk’s office registers voters, issues temporary handicap parking placards, supplies information on elected officials and elections and acts as a passport acceptance agent.
The Township Assessor is the property taxpayer’s advocate in matters of property taxation. Recently, the Assessor’s office helped hundreds of clients appeal their triennial property reassessment.
The Food Pantry serves between 1,500 and 1,800 people per month. In addition to the food purchased by the Township, the generous support of the local community helps provide food to stock the pantry shelves. The Food Pantry also coordinates an Adopt-A-Family program to give needy families with children a warm happy holiday.
The Township employs two social workers to manage General Assistance, a locally administered welfare program that provides financial assistance to people who do not have the income or resources to provide for their own basic needs and who are not eligible for any other state or federal assistance program.
Niles Township government strives to bring its residents enhanced services and new programs. Call (847) 673-9300 for more information.