Notice of Special Meeting of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of North Chicago






PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of North Chicago, will hold a special meeting on the 30th day of January, 2023, at 4:00 o’clock P.M.

Pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 5) which suspends the requirement of the Illinois Open Meetings Act requiring in-person attendance by members of a public body during the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, the members of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners will not be physically present for the designated board meeting but will instead be participating in the meeting through audio access using a virtual meeting platform.

Public comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting Board of Police and Fire Commission Attorney Joseph Miller at  All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting.

In order to give proper consideration to all items on this agenda, the Chairperson of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners will limit participants in a debate and will close off protracted, repetitive, irrelevant, or abusive remarks.


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            The Agenda for the Meeting is as follows:


  1. Call to Order


  1. Roll Call


  1. Public Comment [4-minute limit per speaker]


  1. Approval of Minutes – discussion/action


a.    Open session minutes of the January 12, 2023, meeting

  1. Closed session minutes of the January 12, 2023, meeting


  1. Old Business – discussion/possible action


  1. Invoices for Commissioners services
  2. Update on probationary police officers (Chief Perez)
  3. Update on pending significant police officer disciplinary matters (Chief Perez)
  4. Update on pending significant firefighter disciplinary matters (Chief Umek)
  5. Update on probationary firefighters (Chief Umek)
  6. Police department -status on patrol officer candidate hire and testing
  7. Fire department-status of firefighter candidate hires and lieutenant promotional exam final list


  1. New Business – discussion/possible action


  1. Update on information (Police Department)
  2. Update on information (Fire Department)


  1. Closed Session – discussion (if any)


The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the City or legal counsel for the District, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity, pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/02(c)(1), as amended by P.A. 93-0057; and Evidence or testimony presented in open hearing, or in closed hearing where specifically authorized by law, to a quasi-adjudicative body, as defined in this Act, provided that the body prepares and makes available for public inspection a written decision setting forth its determinative reasoning pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/02(c)(4).


  1. Possible Action on closed session items discussed (if any)


  1. Action/discussion regarding candidate(s) in the police department hiring process
  2. Action/discussion regarding candidate(s) in the fire department hiring process
  3. Action/discussion regarding pending firefighter/police officer disciplinary matters
  4. Action/discussion authorizing the promotion of the police officer Donald Florance to the rank of Sergeant.



  1. Adjournment


Reminder: Next Regular Meeting 4:00 P.M., Thursday, March 9, 2023 at City Hall or Zoom



DATED the 25th day of January, 2023.



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