Civil Service Commission


The Civil Service Commission performs various personnel functions for positions and employees covered by the Civil Service Ordinance.  The Civil Service Commission certifies candidates for original appointment of entry-level Police Officers and Firefighters in accordance with the Civil Service Act, 65 ILCS 5/10-1-1 et seq.  The purpose of the Commission is to promote fair and equal treatment and equal opportunity under the law.


The Civil Service Commission Board is made up of seven (7) citizens, of five (5) voting members, and two (2) advisors.  The Secretary/Staff Liaison for the Commission shall be the City of Waukegan Human Resources Director.

Meeting Date


The Board regular meetings are scheduled for the first (1st) Tuesday, if applicable,  of every other month at 5:30pm and held in the City’s Council Chambers located at City Hall. Please note that special meetings may be added to this schedule with proper notification under the (5 ILCS 12/) Open Meetings Act.  Please visit BoardDocs for meeting agenda at the link below.

Meeting Dates for 2023:

January 4, 2023

March 7, 2023

May 2, 2023 (Canceled)

July 5, 2023

September 6, 2023

November 8, 2023

Special Meeting Dates Scheduled for 2023:

February 10, 2023

March 31, 2023

April 17, 2023

May 5, 2023

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Agendas and meeting minutes for the Civil Service Commission Board can be located by clicking on the link below.

Civil Service Documents

Pertinent Civil Service Commission Board documents can be located by clicking on the link below.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Waukegan Police Benevolent Labor Committee Unit #42 and the City of Waukegan:

Ordinance No. 18-O-49: Ordinance Amending the Civil Service Commission to Promote Transparency, Inclusiveness, and Diversity:

 Proposed Amendments to the CSC Rules and Regulations   (Posted May 23, 2022)

Members & Term

Gene Decker11/01/202112/31/2024
Patricia Flesher11/01/202112/31/2024
Marvin Hodo12/19/202212/31/2024
Hector Rodriguez Jr.11/01/202112/31/2024
Diane Verratti11/01/202112/31/2024