CITY DEPARTMENTS 2018-10-31T11:52:44+00:00


City Hall is the “go to” for all things City-related.

We can relay messages to various departments and answer questions concerning general rules of the City, utility issues and public records. Payments of all types are also received at this location (utility bills, permits, licenses, fines, rec program sign-ups, etc.).

For Utility Billing Policies Click Here.

Regular Business Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4pm (excluding holidays)

Physical Address: 612 Front Street  |  Mailing Address: PO Box 108

City Hall Phone: 217-832-4721  |  City Administrator: Jacki Athey


The Emergency Services Center contains housing for the City’s fire and police departments, as well as the Carle Ambulance Service (privatized).

These departments handle routine and emergency calls for various situations; the police department also handles local ordinance enforcement.

Requests for copies of emergency reports must be submitted via the CVG FOIA Request Form to City Hall for processing and pick-up.


Fire Department Address: 1016 North Sycamore Street

Fire Chief: Ross Elston



Police Department Address: 1020 North Sycamore Street

Police Chief: Dennis Gire


Information concerning various issues such as the impounding of vehicles or random ordinance violations can be found on the American Legal Publishing website, with newer regulations included on the Government page. Ordinance Violations are best enforced when they are reported immediately to the Police Department at the number listed above.



Takes care of all infrastructure of the City, including roads, alleys, sidewalks and parks. General Public Request Submittals such as gravel replacement, tree removal, and sidewalk repair should ALL be directed through City Hall at 832-4721.

Director: Rusty Craig

Emergency after-hours contact for utilities: 217-714-9251


The Recreation Program provides season sports activities for the youth in our community and surrounding area, which currently include baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer , softball, tball and volleyball. An 8-week summer park program is also held in Henson Park each year for non-sport and craft activities.

Local parks where the various sports programs are held include Henson, Harrison, Coddington and Richman Parks; private reservation of some park pavilions can be done by submitting a request and the necessary rental agreement to City Hall.

Program Coordinator: Lee Hoffman  |  Email:

Villa Grove - Parks


The primary use of this property is to provide SBL Peace Meals and for meetings held by the City Council.

Sarah Bush Lincoln Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program’s mission is to provide quality meals for healthier lives. Peace Meal helps seniors improve their nutrition, sustain their independence and enhance the quality of their life by providing meals, fellowship and connections to other needed services. Delivery from SBL to VG includes a hot noon meal to senior citizens in the Senior Center and further delivery to home bound clients.

Local Site Supervisor for sign-up: Marsha Gordon

Supervisor Phone: 217-832-9078

Usual VG site hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 2 pm (excluding holidays)

Address: 610 Front Street

Peace Meal Site Supervisor and Activities Coordinator:  Kristine Trudeau  |  Site Phone: 217-832-9445

Rental requests for the use of the Senior Center can be directed to the Senior Center phone indicated above – a fee and rental agreement is also required for this when available.