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Brush Pick Up


Due to city rules and regulations, we ask that all tree debris be no more than 6’ long and 6” in diameter to allow pick up by our city workers.

If your debris exceeds these dimensions, you will...

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Small Business Stimulus Application


Small Business Stimulus Plan

City of Athens

Due to the economic impact imposed by...

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New Stahl Foundation Board Members Announced


The Stahl Athens Community Park Charitable Foundation announces a change in board membership effective January 1, 2021. Two board members, Richard Dennis, treasurer, and Donald Porter,...

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2021 Athens City Council Meeting Dates


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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April 2021 Election


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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Election Day


The Athens Community Park building will be open for voting on Tuesday, Nov 3rd from 6:00am - 7:00pm. 

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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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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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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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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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