Villa Grove, Illinois is “A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE” as the late Rosie Cler always said. Come visit and see why for yourself! We have a great small town feel, lots of good local businesses (both new and well-established), growing subdivisions with an amazing EC-12 school system, and an easy commute to both the county seat of Tuscola and everything Champaign-Urbana has to offer. We’ve come a long way since the railroad’s inception of a town halfway between St. Louis and Chicago on the rail in 1904. We are glad to provide information and links that make our community thrive and assist residents with items that can affect their day-to-day lives. Please feel free to bring questions and ideas to us as there is always room for more creativity and improvement.

ATTENTION:  In regards to the City’s Leaf Vac spring pickup schedule, we will do a single week of leaf pick-up as of Monday March 29.  Effective April 5, the vaccuum trailer will be stored away until fall clean-ups begin.

As a reminder, burning of leaves is against City Ordinance; any questions can be directed to the City office at 832-4721.  Thank you!

July 2021 Updates!

  • Freedom Celebration Fireworks are back this year as well – scheduled for Friday, July 2 at Richman Sports Complex.  See our flier for all of the events planned and Happy Independence Day!
  • As to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, we will no longer enforce wearing face masks but hope that non-vaccinated individuals will consider continuing the practice as well as maintaining social distancing while inside our buildings.  Online payments are still strongly encouraged; it is very safe, quick and you will receive an immediate confirmation/receipt – simply click the “Make a Payment >” button below.
  • It’s Construction Season in VG!  Work continues on new water lines in McCoy Subdivision and demolition of the old water plant; the equipment upgrade at the new water plant will begin soon.  We appreciate your patience.
  • Would you like to make a utility payment to the City without leaving your home/office, or on the due date at 2:00 a.m.?  Do you ever wish you could see the billing and usage history of your water/sewer account?  Are planning ahead and need to request a work order for turn-on or shut-off of those services?  Online access to your account is now available at!  Setup is easy and will require your six-digit account number from your postcard bill.  All existing payment avenues will remain available options (ePay, ACH debit, collections at our office and both local banks) for your convenience.
  • The Summer Dayz program is back for a full eight-week run beginning on Monday, June 14.  You can find all of the details on the registration form here.
  • Your 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available here.  To speak with someone or request that a copy be mailed/emailed to you, please call 217-832-4721.
Villa Grove Indoor Recreation

CITY UTILITY STATUS UPDATES (all posted here going forward and in chronological order – most recent being first):

March 26, 2021 – Below please find the final Facility Plan for the Sewer Plant (as done by Fehr Graham), which has been split into three parts due to the size of the whole report.  Following that is the FAQ summary report mailed to customers today, as well as a link to the recent City Ordinance passed this week to begin the process of receiving potential offers from private companies.

2020 Facility Plan Wastewater Treatment Plant:   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Concerning a Potential Utility Sale vs City Improvements          City Ordinance 2021-MC04

July 31, 2020 – Below please find a current summary of the City utility departments as well as the analysis report done by consultant Gerry Hartman, which has been split into two parts due to the size of the whole report.  Updates will be posted here going forward.

Water/Sewer Fact Sheet (as of July 30, 2020)

Hartman Report          Hartman Report Appendix