Function

Created in 1956, the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District’s main purpose is the extermination ofmosquitoes, flies, and other insects and to abate as nuisances all stagnant pools of water and other breeding places. Boundaries encompass the townships of Barrington, Palatine, Wheeling, Hanover, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Maine, one (1) square mile of Norwood Park and six (6) square miles of Northfield.

Please visit the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District site for more information about this board and the activities of the district.

Term

Four (4) years

Confirmation

Yes, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners

Compensation

N/A

Qualifications

N/A

Composition

Five (5) trustees, all appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners

Authority

70 ILCS 1005 (“Mosquito Abatement Districts Act”)