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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Trunk or Treat


Join us for our very first Trunk or Treat Event!


WHEN? OCTOBER 31, 2020


TIME? 5pm-8pm


The Menard County American Legion Post 129 will be hosting their first ever Halloween Trunk or Treat! This will...

Trick or Treating Hours


Trick or Treating hours for Athens will be Saturday, October 31st from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Remember to please practice safe distancing and proper COVID precautions. Remember to only go to houses with their front porch light on and respect those who do not...

Recent News

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October 8th City Council Meeting


The City Council meeting for tonight, October 8th has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you. 

Pet Pantry


The Animal Abusive Protection Program Pet Pantry is open for business! A huge thank you to Jim Roles for designing, building and donating the new pantry.

The new pantry is located next to the bathrooms at the Athens Community Park. We have filled it with...

Athens Farmer's Market


Please join us for the Athens Farmer's Market


Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00

June 3rd - September 30th

Athens Community Park

210 Dottie Bednarko Dr.