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Recycle Schedule

2/15/2024

Thursday Recycle Schedule 2024

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Scam Calls

2/6/2024

Attention Customers,

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EPA LEAD LINE SURVEY REMINDER

12/20/2023

Just a reminder to complete the EPA Lead Line Survey form that was mailed to you.  If you have already completed, thank you.  If you need assistance or you have questions please give us a call.  217-636-8429.

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Proclamation

12/20/2023

Mayor Chris Reichert presented the 2023 Athens High School Football team, coaches, cheerleaders, and band members with a proclamation for their achievement of being the 2023 IHSA Class 2A Runner-Up for football.  

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City-Wide Christmas Tree Lighting

11/21/2023

Join us on Sunday 12/03/2023 at the Athens Library to light up the holiday season.  Festivities begin at 4:15 pm 

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2023 HOLIDAY RECYCLE & TRASH SCHEDULE

11/15/2023

A-Team Disposal Pick-Up Dates for the 2023 Holiday Season

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Park Restrooms to close 11/01/2023

10/24/2023

The park restrooms located on the side of City Hall will be locked as of 11/01/2023 for the winter.  If you will be having a special event in one of the pavilions, please call and let us know and we will make sure they will be unlocked for your event.

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Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours

10/11/2023

The City of Athens announced Halloween trick-or-treating hours for the city.  Trick-or-treating will be from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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ATTN: BUSINESS OWNERS

9/20/2023

We are in the process of updating our website to help promote our local businesses!  If you would like to add your business to our page, please email the following information to mbrumm@athensil.gov. or Call

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ANNEXATION UPDATE

8/21/2023

Annexation Update

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CITY WIDE CLEAN UP AUGUST 7-11

8/1/2023

A-Team Disposal will be conducting their city-wide clean-up from August 7-11.  Please have your items on the curb out front of the house, not in the alley (items left in the alley will not be picked up).    Please make sure any little loose items are boxed or bagged for easier pickup.

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Lead Line Replacement

7/27/2023

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently revised the lead and copper rule for community drinking water, requiring municipalities to gather and update water service line material information for all structures connected to the distribution system.

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A-Team City Contract Clean Up

6/14/2023

The A-Team garbage disposal will conduct the city-wide clean up the week of August 7th-11th for those customers who are contracted with the city.    A list of acceptable items will be posted at a later date. 

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