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Brush Pick Up


Due to city rules and regulations, we ask that all tree debris be no more than 6’ long and 6” in diameter to allow pick up by our city workers.

If your debris exceeds these dimensions, you will...

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Small Business Stimulus Application


Small Business Stimulus Plan

City of Athens

Due to the economic impact imposed by...

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Street Maintenance March 4


Due to street maintenance on Jefferson Street between Adams and Polk, we ask that there be no parking on the street from 8-4:30 on Thursday, March 4.  Thank you.

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Drive Up Covid Testing Dates


The City of Athens along with The Sangamon County Department of Public Health and The Illinois Dept of Public Health announce the following COVID drive up testing dates located at Athens Community...

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New Stahl Foundation Board Members Announced


The Stahl Athens Community Park Charitable Foundation announces a change in board membership effective January 1, 2021. Two board members, Richard Dennis, treasurer, and Donald Porter,...

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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                 ...

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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...

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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...

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Election Day


The Athens Community Park building will be open for voting on Tuesday, Nov 3rd from 6:00am - 7:00pm. 

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Water Bills


If you received two water bills via email this morning, please disregard the first bill. The second bill is the corrected amount. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you.

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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. 

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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...

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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. 

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Playground & Basketball Courts


The playground and basketball courts are now open. Please ensure you continue to follow Governor Pritzker's Executive Order in regards to masks, social distancing, etc. The restrooms on the East...

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Stahl Foundation


You can have a voice in improving the park facilities and programs for the Athens Community School District.
The Stahl Athens Community Park...

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