Planning and Zoning Board


The purpose of the Planning and Zoning Board is to insure that land is used in the Village of Niles consistent with adopted zoning, subdivision, and building regulations. The Planning and Zoning Board meets once each month to consider proposals for businesses that require special use permits, proposals for variations, and proposals for other activities related to land development such as plats of consolidation, plats of subdivision, zoning map amendments, and annexations. The Planning and Zoning Board evaluates proposals against the Village's adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan and the Village's zoning and subdivision ordinances before making a recommendation to the Village Board for each proposal. When required by State of Illinois law, the Planning and Zoning Board notifies the public and near-by-property owners about specific land-use proposals and holds public hearings for these proposals.

MEMBERS – term of the appointment is for one year

The Planning and Zoning Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the President of the Village Board with the advice and consent of the Village Trustees.

  • Thomas Kanelos, Chairman
  • Robert Schulter, Vice-Chair
  • Susan DeBartolo, Secretary
  • Ted Karabatsos
  • Terrence J. McConville
  • Janet Lee
  • Rich Mangold

Staff Liaison

Charles Ostman

(847) 588-8041


Village Hall – 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714

Regularly Scheduled Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month

Special Meetings are held at the call of the Chair.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Minutes are available following approval.

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