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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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Job Opening

7/27/2020

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

6/30/2020

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

6/18/2020

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

6/16/2020

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

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Conserve Water

6/16/2020

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

6/15/2020

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

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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