About the Department
The City Attorney’s Office is committed to providing legal services to the City in an effective and efficient manner and to maintain the highest level of confidence and trust with the citizens, Council, Boards, and fellow employees.

Duties of the Interim City Attorney
The chief legal officer of the City of Lockport is the Interim City Attorney, who provides counsel and direction to the City by attending meetings of the City Council and selected boards and commissions. The Interim City Attorney represents the City in all cases before the federal and state courts and administrative agencies where the City has an interest.

The Interim City Attorney processes all claims and suits for and against the City and provides written opinions to the City Council, boards and commissions, the City Administrator and City departments. The City Attorney assists in the preparation and review of legal documents, legislation, and other matters in which there is a City interest.

Traffic Court
The City of Lockport is represented in traffic court by licensed attorney and former City Attorney Ron Caneva. He has held this position for nearly 40 years and represents the City in traffic hearings and continues to provide legal counsel to the City.

Contact Us

  1. Thomas Thanas
    Interim City Attorney

    222 E. 9th St.
    2nd Floor
    Lockport, IL 60441

    Ph: 815-838-0549, ext. 2106

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