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!

May 2021 Updates!

  • Upon re-entering Restore Illinois Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation on November 20, our City buildings remain open during most business hours.  As before, occasionally doors may be locked due to staffing issues and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Face-to-face business including receipt of utility bills will continue so long as visitors wear a face mask/covering and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.  Online payment is 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 will begin right away replacing water lines in McCoy Subdivision, demolition of the old water plant and an equipment upgrade at the new water plant to remove the sulfur odor occasionally emitted.  Please be patient while these small projects are being done…the end results will be worth the wait.
  • 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.
  • Community Clean-up Days is tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in June – Friday 6/4 and Saturday 6/5.  Details are being finalized and more information will be available in the coming weeks!

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