News and Announcements

Senior Inspector (reposted January 27, 2021)
The Village of Beach Park, Illinois (incorporated 1989. pop. 13,995) is seeking a full-time Senior Inspector.
Beach Park is a residential community along Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois, about 50 minutes from both
Chicago and Milwaukee. The position is a Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer, responsible for
building inspections and plan reviews associated with construction permits as well as code enforcement
inspections and administrative functions.

The desired candidate will be able to understand and interpret construction drawings; interact with builders,
property owners, businesses, and contractors; understand and apply the technical requirements of various
building codes; and coordinate with other Village departments and government agencies on a regular basis. A
typical day will include construction inspections, code enforcement inspections, and the data entry,
correspondence, and phone calls associated with both types of inspections. The complete job description for
this position is attached.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in construction or as a Building
Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer. The position requires excellent speaking, writing and interpersonal
skills; a high school diploma or equivalent; general construction knowledge, including basic knowledge of
electrical and plumbing; ability to perform building plan reviews; and excellent computer skills. The candidate
must be able to maintain a professional demeanor through stressful and confrontational situations, and
conduct field inspections in a variety of conditions. Candidate must be able to obtain ICC Certifications in
Property Maintenance and Residential Building Inspection within one year of hire. A valid driver’s license is

The salary range for this exceptional professional opportunity is $55,000 - $63,000 DOQ. Beach Park is a fully
funded IMRF community with an excellent benefits package and the ICMA-RC retirement program. This
position is open until filled and interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before February 19,
2021. Application submittals comprised of a cover letter, resume and (5) work related references can be
dropped off, mailed or e-mailed to Village of Beach Park, Attn: Community Development Director, 11270 W.
Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, IL 60099. For more information, please contact Andrew Jennings at
or 847-746-1770. 

The application can be found at: Employment Application

The Village of Beach Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg is proud to announce the release of a new mobile application for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The app is available as a free download from the iPhone and Android app stores.

The app’s timely release will mean the availability of alerts, news, and resources of importance to the Lake County community in the palm of one’s hand.

Users of the app who live in a village where the sheriff’s office provides contractual policing (Volo, Long Grove, Deer Park, Beach Park, North Barrington, and Lake Barrington) will have the ability to opt-in for alerts in their specific community. Additionally, all Lake County residents will have the ability to opt-in to countywide alerts and news from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

While 911 should always be the primary method of reporting an emergency situation, the ‘Submit a Tip’ feature enables members of the community to submit a crime tip directly to the sheriff’s office. The tip can be sent anonymously or with contact information, along with photos.

To make it easier for the community to obtain documents, app users will have the ability to easily file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request directly via the app.

Under ‘Jail Information,’ users can utilizes the ‘Inmate Search’ function. There is additional information on the Lake County Jail, visitation, how to put funds in an inmate’s account, bonding information and more.

Search for sexual offenders (provided by Offender Watch) on an easy to access map or by list.

Other important features include obtaining accident/police reports, careers, and press releases. Read and share social media posts from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook & Twitter news links.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “Before taking office and upon taking office, I heard it loud and clear - our community desires full transparency and easy access to the sheriff’s office. This app is another major step forward in providing easy two-way communication with the community we serve. Whether it is breaking news, a road closure, or a planned event – you can receive this information in an instant, in the palm of your hand.”

Search Lake County Sheriff’s Office IL to download the mobile app onto your smartphone or tablet. It is available free of charge from the iOS and Google Play (Android) app stores.

For more information, contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office: 847-377-4000

Lake County IL Sheriff’s Office mobile app link:

We are all adjusting to and working through the changes brought on by the coronavirus in our country and community.  We hope you will consider supporting local businesses during this time.

Be sure to support our other Beach Park businesses

We will get through this together. 

Read the latest edition of our Village newsletter:  Fall/Winter