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New Lenox Government

The Village of New Lenox is governed by a Mayor and a Board of Trustees, all six elected on an at-large basis to overlapping four-year terms.

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An appointed Village Administrator is responsible for the daily operation of the Village and over 100 full-time employees. The Village also employs Directors for its various departments, including Building & Zoning, Finance, Engineering, Public Works, Streets & Grounds and Water Treatment.

A full-time police chief guides a staff of 39 police officers. The Lincoln Way Police Communications Center answers emergency 911 calls for New Lenox, Frankfort and Mokena.

Fire protection and paramedic services are provided by the New Lenox Fire Protection and Ambulance District. Operating from four firehouses, this fire protection district covers 36 square miles within the New Lenox Township. The newest location, Station #1 at 261 East Maple Street, opened in the fall of 2003.

Over 57 firefighters answer the call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The staff is continually being trained in areas such as firefighting techniques, hazardous materials, auto extrication, specialized tools and equipment, and life-supporting methods. The Department has 17 pieces of equipment and operates out of four stations. Due to the efficiency of the Department, district residents enjoy some of the lowest insurance rates.

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New Lenox Township leaders include a Supervisor, four Trustees, Clerk, Highway Commissioner, Assessor, Attorney, Collector and staff. The focus of the Township has three basic functions. They are road maintenance, property assessment and financial assistance for the less fortunate in the community.

The Board of Trustees has developed programs to improve the quality of life of the community by expanding the mandated function of providing general and emergency assistance to those in need. From that came the paratransit service, providing a means of transportation. A medical supplies program was developed to offer canes, crutches or wheelchairs at no cost to those in need. Other programs include a food pantry and meals for homebound elderly citizens. The Township has joined the community in promoting and implementing Building Assets, a program aimed at local youth. In August of 2003, the New Lenox Township Senior Housing opened with 24 units.

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