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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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Job Opening


The City of Athens is now accepting applications for a full-time streets/grounds supervisor. Must have experience in street maintenance, street equipment, lawn mowing equipment and lead...

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System Upgrade Thursday July 2nd


Due to system upgrades we will be unable to accept credit card payments online or by phone on Thursday, July 2nd. The office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of July 4th. We will...

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Water Pressure


Athens and Rural Water customers may see some variance in water pressure today as the wells are getting serviced. This doesn't effect anything other than a pressure variance. We are still good....

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Bulk Water


Bulk water is out of service until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Conserve Water


At this time we are asking all customers to please conserve water. Please refrain from watering your lawn, washing your car or any unnecessary water usage. We appreciate your patience. 

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Salute to America & Fireworks


Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 and the restriction on large gatherings, the Salute to America and fireworks show has been cancelled for this year. We hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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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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Small Business Stimulus Plan


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


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


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


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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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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