Update on main break - November 25, 2020

The main break on Hickory St has been repaired and water service to the Southeast portion of the ... [more...]

Water Main Break - November 25, 2020

The City of Athens has experienced a water main break on Hickory St. in the south end of town. Ef... [more...]


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. 

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April 2021 Election


Those wishing to run for office in The City of Athens in the upcoming April election can pick up petition packets by calling 217/636-8429 and arranging a pick up time at City Hall. Due to previous City Council positions being vacated and appointments being...

2021 Athens City Council Meeting Dates


Jan 7                      July 8

Jan 11                    July 12

Feb 4                      Aug 5

Feb 8                      Aug 9

March 4                  Sept 9

March 8                  Sept 13

April 8                     Oct 8

April 12       ...

Branch Pickup


Monday, November 30th will be the last branch pick up day for this year.  We will resume pick up on Mondays in March 2021 (weather permitting) for residents located inside city limits. Thank you.