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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...]

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April 2021 Election

11/25/2020

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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2021 Athens City Council Meeting Dates

11/25/2020

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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Branch Pickup

11/18/2020

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

11/2/2020

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

10/30/2020

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

10/8/2020

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

7/31/2020

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

6/9/2020

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

5/29/2020

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

5/29/2020

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS
 
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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Small Business Stimulus Plan

5/14/2020

On Monday the Athens City Council voted to adopt a Small Business Stimulus plan in an attempt to help some of our City’s small businesses that weren’t able to qualify for any state or federal...

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Parks Open

4/27/2020

Athens parks are open (effective immediately) for walking, biking, etc. We regret to inform you at this time that the basketball courts and playgrounds are still closed due to Covid 19. Please...

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Emergency Assistance Programs

3/26/2020

Information on the three programs can be found on the DCEO website here.  The three programs are as follows:

 

  1. Hospitality Emergency Grant Program: This is a $14 million grant program to...

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COVID - 19 Service Fact Sheet

3/23/2020

COVID-19 Related Services Fact Sheet

 

For the Employee or Senior Citizen:

To apply for IDES unemployment benefits, apply here:  

To apply for Medicaid health insurance, apply here:

To apply...

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Shelter-In_Place

3/20/2020

Governor Issues Shelter-in-Place Order

Effective 3/21/20 at 5:00pm until April 7, 2020, Governor Pritzker has issued a statewide “Shelter in Place” order.  Shelter in Place means finding a safe...

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