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The Village of Harristown Board of Trustees will hold their monthly Board meeting on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Village Hall at 185 N. Kembark Street. 
There will be no Committee Meetings before the Board Meeting this month.

There will be a "PUBLIC COMMENT" session at 6:45 PM prior to the regular Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. The subject is on the proposed IEPA Loan the Village is applying for in connection with the new water tower, the Decatur interconnection, and the new water transmission line.



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Join Harristown and the Palmers at the Decatur Civic Center in honor of Logan Palmer to dedicate the

Fallen Heroes Tree of Honor

Time: 10:00am in the lobby of the Decatur Civic Center

The Decatur Civic Center is honored to partner with America's Gold Star Families and the Sgt. Anthony Maddox Memorial in hosting the inaugural Fallen Heroes Tree of Honor. The Tree of Honor will stand in the Civic Center lobby and feature 155 hand crafted ornaments of fallen soldiers representing 40 states across the USA. Local and regional dignitaries will be in attendance and Gold Star father Sid Palmer will share the story of the loss of his son, Logan Palmer, United States Navy.
Immediately following the ceremony there will be an official lighting of the Tree and attendees will be invited to participate in hanging the ornaments. The public is invited.
America's Gold Star Families is a 501c3 that provides honor, hope and healing to those grieving any military loss through various programs and services.
For more information please visit:   www.americasgoldstarfamilies.org


 At: Camp Wilson Four Square Church- 7570 W. Main St.

Date: Jan 15th 2019

Time: 9AM-12PM

  If there are any questions, please contact Rose Ross at 217-963-2587.

There are only 18 appointments available, so call early to get your place. You must bring all of the following items in order to do your application:

1. Proof of past 30 days gross income from date of application
2. Most recent utility bill
3. Social Security Card for each member of the household
4. DHS Medical Card for the month of your appointment (if you have this)
5. Current rent receipt, lease or proof of home ownership with your current address  


Information for Paying Water Bills

For online payment you will need to create an online account which will give you access to your account history and payment options.

All you need are your account number from the bill, and your CID number located under your account number. The bill shows the Online Payment address to use to create your new PORTAL.

Just follow the instructions on the screen to create your new Customer Account Portal where you can see past bills, current bills, and usage.


You may pay in person at the Village Hall by Cash, Check, Money order, Credit or Debit card, or

by phone with Credit or Debit by calling the Village Office at 217-963-2980, or

by Credit Card or Debit Card using the Online Payment/Customer Portal access called myVillage of Harristown Account at:  harristown.authoritypay.com

As always you can mail a check or money order, or put your payment in the drop box at the Village Office ~No  Cash Please.

Receiving your bill by e-mail is now an option. Just enroll in e-billing when you set up your myVillage of Harristown Account.



Harristown Food Bank

As always the Village Hall accepts donations for the Food Bank located at the Camp Wilson Foursquare Church. You may leave donations at the Hall during regular business hours.  The Food Bank is open on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Rose Ross at 963-2587.



We plan to post information of value on this newly built website, including the following news and event details:

Public Works Information - information regarding village construction projects, street work/closures, road conditions, snow removal, water projects, etc. 

Village Events   -  information about village-sponsored activities such as park events, board meetings, informational meetings, or changes/cancellations of such activities.  

Month at a Glance  -  a monthly list of village events allowing you to better arrange your schedule. 

Safety/Crime Prevention Tips  -  safety tips and reminders related to crime prevention, bicycle safety, school zone safety, etc. 

Community Events   -  information about community garage sales, community festivals, community clean-up projects, etc. 

Village Emergencies  -  boil orders, sewage backup or other health and safety issues important for our residents.


Try as we might, this website is never going to be perfect - but that will not stop us from trying to improve it, to increase its value for helping our village residents.

Please do not hesitate to submit recommendations, news you believe should be posted, etc. You can reach the webmaster by emailing the following address:

  Webmaster Address  

Some content suggestions will require Village Board or committee approval before appearing here.


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First Illinois Home of Abraham Lincoln
Founded in 1859