Public Meetings 101

The Illinois Open Meetings ​Act covers all public bodies. The term "public body" includes: all legislative, executive, administrative or advisory bodies of the state, counties, townships, cities, ​villages, incorporated towns, school districts and all other municipal corporations, boards, bureaus, committees or commissions of this State, and any subsidiary bodies of any of the foregoing including but not limited to committees and subcommittees which are supported in whole or in part by tax revenue, or which expend tax revenue, except the General Assembly and its committees or commissions.​

What is a public meeting?

Can anyone attend a public meeting?

How does public comment work?

What are the notice requirements for a public meeting?

What is a public hearing?

Are minutes and recordings available for public meetings?

When is a closed meeting or executive session permitted?

Board of Trustees Meetings

The Village Board of Trustees meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in the Village Hall Board Room, 2500 East Lake Avenue, unless otherwise scheduled.

Contact the Village Board

There are several ways to get in touch with the Village Board.