Village of Pingree Grove, Illinois

Pingree Grove, Illinois, established in 1907, is a village in the county of Kane. The Village is a non-home rule municipality, which means the local government derives its authority directly from the state. The local government operates under the Trustee-Village form of government, with the Village President, and six Trustees being elected at large to serve staggered, four year terms. The Village Clerk is appointed by the Village President to serve as the keeper of the Village Seal. A Village Administrator is employed to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Village and work with the Board to develop and implement policy.

Decisions of the Village government are made at regular meetings of the Village Board. The President presides at Village Board meetings and six trustees vote on each item of business. The President votes to break ties, to decide an item with three votes in favor, or when required by law. The Village Clerk keeps records of the meetings.

The Village Board is supported by a number of citizen committees and commissions who make recommendations on matters coming to the Board for review. Members of committees and commissions are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Trustees.

Except when specifically permitted by state law, all meetings are open to the public and each agenda includes a time for public comment.