Mayor-Person in Charge of a city or town
Council-group of local citizens who pass local laws
Trustee-local member of a small group of people who help a mayor or town president run the government. Riverdale is a Mayor-Trustee style of government.
Commissioner-another word for a trustee
Home-rule-in 1970 Illinois made sure to include information in its Constitution about cities and towns having the ability to govern themselves free from state interference.
This is a pamphlet distributed from the Village of Riverdale, summer 2019. It gives you a really good idea of what the government does for us.
Click on the video below to see a video of the Village of Dolton’s last village board meeting. Quite boring but worth a quick look :)
Here are links to both Dolton and Riverdale’s websites: