City of Athens... A Place to Call Home!

In the City of Athens, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth, preservation of historical, cultural, and natural heritage are just a few of the core principles that make the City of Athens a wonderful place to call home. 

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City to host reception in honor of John R. Eden

(11/30/2018) Mayor Bob Dowell and The Athens City Council would like to invite you  to a cake and punch reception to honor John R. Eden. The reception will be held on December 15, 2018 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at The Abe Lincoln Long Nine Museum. The city will be pre...

Petitions Available for 2019 Consolidated Elections

(11/29/2018) Petition packets are available at Athens City Hall for the upcoming April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election. Each of the 3 City Wards will have one Alderman position open for election with the current terms expiring 4/2019. The terms are 4 years in length. Co...

Notice of Public Sale

(11/26/2018) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF ATHENS Notice is hereby given that on Monday December 31, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. the City of Athens, of Menard County, Illinois (hereinafter “City”) will sell at public sale by taking sea...