Human Resources

1850 Lewis Avenue | North Chicago, Illinois 60064 | 847.596.8642 |


Elizabeth Black, Director

The City of North Chicago’s Human Resources Department provides a wide range of services to all city departments including but not limited to: recruitment, benefits administration, labor relations, organizational development, and training.

We serve the city by focusing efforts on the city’s most valuable asset: its employees. The department achieves its mission by recruiting, retaining, and developing staff through positive employee relations and effective group performance through internal consulting, problem resolution, and other strategies.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for managing all employee-related issues, such as benefits, employee relations, training, and recruitment. At the City of North Chicago we are proud of the level of customer service delivered to residents, and the competitive salary and benefits offered to employees.

Our cores values of integrity, respect, diversity, community, service, and leadership help to empower employees and create a sense of teamwork. 


If you are interested in being part of the team at the City of North Chicago, you can apply on the city’s employment link for available job opportunities.

The city provides a system that compensates employees for their job performance through the annual performance evaluation process (unless designated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement). The city offers a cafeteria insurance benefit program to all full-time employees to provide affordable coverage for themselves and their families through the following plans:

  • P.P.O., H.M.O., or H.S.A. Medical Plans

  • P.P.O. Dental Plans

  • Vision Plan

  • Group Term Life Insurance

  • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account

Additional Voluntary Benefits Offered to Employees Include:

  • Aflac Accident, Disability, and Cancer protection

  • Washington Mutual Accident, and Disability Insurance

  • Legal Assistance plan that provides Identity Theft and Legal Defense

  • Voluntary additional life insurance for employees and family members

Defined Benefit Pension Plans for Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) or Fire/Police Pension programs.

  • Employee contributions are pre-tax

  • Vested employees receive a pension for life at retirement.

Time off benefits (paid) include:

  • Vacation

  • Personal Time

  • Holidays 


Collective Bargaining Agreements