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Stay at Home Order - March 31, 2020

Today, Governor Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30 day extension of the state’s disa... [more...]

Shelter-In-Place - March 20, 2020

Governor Issues Shelter-in-Place Order Effective 3/21/20 at 5:00pm until April 7, 2020, Governor... [more...]

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City of Athens... A Place to Call Home!

In the City of Athens, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth, preservation of historical, cultural, and natural heritage are just a few of the core principles that make the City of Athens a wonderful place to call home. 

Upcoming Events

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Athens Glory Days

5/7/2020

Come join us on May 7-9, 2020 for the first annual Athens Glory Days!

The traditional Athens Fall Festival has been moved to the Spring and as a result has a whole new name.

May 7, Thursday night - 4:00pm Carnival begins and Pageant at 7:00pm.

May 8,...

Recent News

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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 support working capital as well as job training, retraining, and...

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 for SNAP benefits, apply here:

All eviction orders will be...

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 place indoors and staying there unless you need to leave for...