City of Athens... A Place to Call Home!

In the City of Athens, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth, preservation of historical, cultural, and natural heritage are just a few of the core principles that make the City of Athens a wonderful place to call home. 

Upcoming Events

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The annual Athens Fall Festival will be held September 28-30 at the Athens Community Park.  There will be a parade, pageant, carnival, vendors, bands, softball tournament and so much more! Family friendly, so plan to attend and bring your family along...

Recent News

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Job Opening

(6/15/2017) The City of Athens is currently seeking a Full-time Class A Water Operator. Applicants must possess a Class A license through the Illinois EPA and must have experience operating a Class A Water Plant. This position includes a salary of $55,000 annually and...

City Hall Closures

(5/16/2017) City Hall, including the Water Department, will be CLOSED on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19. The office employees will be attending an Illinois Rural Water Conference during this time and normal operations will resume again on Monday, May 22. If you n...

Employment Opportunity

(5/16/2017) The City of Athens is currently seeking applicants for the position of Water Plant Operator. Applicants must possess a State of Illinois Class A Water Operator License. They also must have experience in water plant operations, lime softening, polymer, and ...