Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics shall have the power to investigate complaints concerning unethical conduct as to any official or employee of the Village and render its opinion to the Board of Trustees.


term of the appointment is one year

Five voting members shall be appointed annually to the Board of Ethics by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees. The Chair of the Board of Ethics shall be appointed by the President. The appointed board members shall be electors of the Village who are known for personal integrity and sound judgment, who are not employees of the Village, who have no claim pending against the village and who have no contractual relationship with the Village. The members shall serve without compensation for their services.
  • Anthony Gaudio, Board of Ethics Chair
  • Carol Bagley
  • Eilis Siobhan Krick 
  • Steve Ostrega
  • One Vacant Position
Inspector General
Christopher Cohen
Cohen Law Firm P.C.

Staff Liaisons
Danielle Grcic, Village Attorney
(847) 588-8007

Kathy Thake, Assistant to the Village Manager
(847) 588-8006


Village Hall – 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714
The Chair shall call such meetings as are necessary for the conduct of the Ethics Board business.


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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When reporting a complaint, please use the complaint form. There are three ways to report your complaint:
  • By email -
  • By calling 888-372-3986
  • By mail or in person at:
    Village of Niles
    Attn: Office of the Inspector General
    1000 Civic Center Drive
    Niles, IL 60714