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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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City Hall Closed To Public


Until further notice, the Athens City Hall is closed to the public, All City services remain operational, Water payments should be placed in the drop box on the circle drive or make payments...

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Senior Services of Central Illinois


Due to risks associated with COVID-19, the Area Agency on Aging notified Senior Services of Central Illinois today that the Illinois Department on Aging is requiring Senior Services to temporarily...

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City Hall Closed Tuesday Morning


The City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Feb 4th from 9:00am-1:00pm to allow the city employees to attend Mayor Dowell's father's funeral services. If you need to make a water payment you can drop it...

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Petersburg Fire


In regards to the tragic apartment fire Friday night in Petersburg, I have reached out to Petersburg Mayor Snyder with the following:

Mayor, The City of Athens offers our condolences, prayers and...

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Office closed


The office will be closed Friday, January 10th from 9:45 - 10:45. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. You can still drop off your water payment in the drop box across from the building....

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Structure Fire


Due to a structure fire, the fire trucks will be using the hydrants on the north side of town. You may experience cloudy water at that time. Thank you for your patience. 

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Tonight’s meeting canceled


We are canceling tonight's City Council meeting due to the hazardous weather. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday night, November  13th at 7:00 pm. Thank you. 

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Funeral Services for Ron Canterbury


In honor of long time Ward 3 Alderman, Ronald W. Canterbury,  the City Hall will be closing at 9:00am on Wednesday to attend his funeral. We will re-open Thursday at 8:00am for regular business...

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November 1, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing this morning of longtime Ward 3 Alderman, Ronald Canterbury. Ron has served on The Athens City Council for many years and...

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Policy Change - Disconnections


Policies effective October 1, 2019


  • Water will be shut off if not paid by the date listed on the disconnect notice, and your bill must be paid in full to be reconnected. Payments received...

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Boil Order


The boil order is still in effect for the following streets: Timber Brook subdivision, E Little, E Hickory, S State & S Harvest. We will update the website and news media when it has been lifted....

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Low Prairie Drive


Low Prairie Drive is now open. Thank you for your patience during the construction. 

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Finally -- The playground installers are ON SITE and will be putting in the new playground addition this week. Unfortunately, we will have to close the playground after today for the remainder of...

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Tonight's Special Meeting


The special meeting that was scheduled for tonight at City Hall has been canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you.

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