Division VIII: Judiciary

1-2-86    SERVICES OF ATTORNEY.  The Village Attorney shall have full charge of the law affairs of the Village.

1-2-87    APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY.  The Attorney shall be hired by the Village Board and shall have full charge of the law affairs of the Village, compensation for office services and advice, and shall received reasonable fees for other services and advice, and shall receive reasonable fees for other services rendered when, in his judgment, or in the judgment of the Mayor or Village Board, the same are necessary or for the best interests of the Village.  (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; 3-7-3)

1-2-88    DUTIES. 

(A)    Prosecute for Village.  The Village Attorney shall prosecute or defend, on behalf of the Village I all cases in which the interests of the corporation or any officer thereof are involved; and the Village Clerk shall furnish him with certified copies of any ordinance, bond or paper in his keeping necessary to be filed or used in any suit or proceedings.
(B)    Preparation of Ordinances.  He shall, when required, advise the Village Board or any officer in all matters of law in which the interests of the corporation are involved, and he shall draw such ordinances, bonds, forms and contracts, or examine and pass upon the same, as may be required of him by the Mayor, the Village Board, or any committee thereof.
(C)    Judgments.  He shall direct executions to be issued upon all judgments recovered in favor of the Village, and he shall direct their prompt service.  He shall examine all the bills of the officers of courts, and of other officers of the law, and shall certify to their correctness and the liability of the Village therefore.
(D)    Commissions.  The Village Attorney shall act as the legal advisor for the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Plan Commission and he shall perform the legal services required of said Commissions.
(E)    Violation of Ordinances. He shall institute and prosecute an action in every case of violation of a Village ordinance, when instructed to do so by the Mayor, Village Board or any committee thereof.
(F)    Prosecution of Suits. He shall institute and prosecute any suit or action arising under the ordinances of the Village when, upon investigation of the same, he shall become satisfied that the complaint was instituted maliciously, or without just cause; and he shall dismiss or discontinue any such suit or proceeding upon such terms as he may deem just or equitable.
(G)    Collection of Taxes.  He is hereby authorized and instructed to enforce the collection of any and all taxes and special assessments in the collection of which the Village is interested and to attend all sales of real or personal property made to enforce the collection of such taxes or special assessments and to bid thereat in behalf of the Village.

1-2-89    to 1-2-91 RESERVED.

Last Update: October 04, 2018