Departments

Administration

Village administration includes offices and personnel responsible for administration activities.  These positions include the Village Administrator, Assistant Administrator, Attorney, Engineer, Information Technology, Social Worker, Special Events Coordinator.

Building Services Department

The Building Services Department is dedicated to providing professional, courteous assistance during the construction process. This department includes inspection services, permit and applications, and building guidelines.

Economic Development

The mission of Economic Development in Hillside is to attract and promote the appropriate growth and expansion of retail, office, light industry, distribution, warehouse and related businesses within the Village in order to strengthen the tax base and increase job opportunities for our residents.

Emergency Management Agency

The Village of Hillside Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is a department of the village composed of volunteers who provide emergency response to natural and man-made disasters in the village. During state wide and federal disasters EMA becomes part of the state or federal response.

Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for maintaining the integrity of all Village’s financial assets and investments in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, policies and procedures.  These activities include the recording of all financial transactions, billing and collection of all monies due to Village, as well as overseeing payroll, accounts payable, water billing and fixed assets.

Fire Department

Hillside Fire Department provides protection to its residents and a small portion of unincorporated Cook County from the firehouse located at 523 N. Wolf Rd. The firehouse is home to the Chief, Administrative Assistant, three (3) Captains, three (3) Lieutenants, three (3) Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians and 14 Firefighter/Paramedics.

Health Inspector

The Health Inspector is an independent department to oversee health related inspections of businesses.

Police Department

The Hillside Police Department works to ensure the safety of the Village and to enforce various statutes and ordinances on a 24 hour per day basis.  The department consists of 32 sworn officers, five full-time and 1 part-time radio dispatchers, two records clerks,  eight marked and five unmarked vehicles for around-the-clock protection.

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department’s function is to maintain, rehabilitate, and improve when so directed, the village’s systems of streets, water mains, and sanitary and storm sewer lines. The department also provides the following services: tree trimming on parkway trees, branch removal, and senior snowplowing.