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America's Best Communities Competition

On Wednesday, April 29th, the America's Best Communities website announced the 50 quarter-finalists for their nationwide community and economic development competition.

Out of 400 participant communities, 50 were selected as quarterfinalists, with only three selected in the State of Illinois. And yes, the Monmouth region (Monmouth, Lenox Township and Roseville) was one of those three!

This is a great program that allows us to grow from our downtown strategic plan to a larger-scale community and economic development revitalization plan, with the resources to truly engage our community in a shared vision forward. We’ll keep you posted as we move forward on this exciting venture.

Electric Aggregation

The first Electric Aggregation Contract will expire May 31, 2015.  Most of you will receive letters soon regarding this.  Attached are Key Points and FAQs about the Aggregation.

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Lifeguards Needed for the Municipal Pool this Summer

We are taking applications for lifeguards at the Municipal Pool for this summer.  Requirements - must be able to swim 300 yards and take a life guard certification class. Following is an application form to fill out and return to City Hall, 100 E. Broadway, or you can apply in person at City Hall or complete the application and return to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Jessica Lindley, Pool Manager, will be reviewing the applications and hiring her staff for the summer.

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City Clean-up: Week of June 8 - 12, 2015

The City Clean-up will be held during the week of June 8 - 12, 2015, with pick-up on your normal garbage day.

  • One (1) appliance per household.
  • The following items are NOT acceptable: tires, batteries, oil, cleaning liquids, any liquid materials, wet paint, yard waste, concrete, automotive parts, nothing with oil or gas in it (mowers, trimmers, propane tanks, etc.)
  • All loose items must be contained (dry wall, etc.)
  • There is no limit on the number of acceptable household refuse items during Clean-up Days.

Please call City Hall (309) 734-2141 with questions regarding Clean-up Day.

If you have electronics - computers, monitors, printers, radios - anything electronic - that you wish to get rid of you can take them to the Transfer Station- the Monmouth Municipal Waste Handling Facility (aka Transfer Station) is located on 186th Avenue (1/4 mile off of south 11th Street).  Hours are: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. until noon - and they will be happy to recycle them.  This is an excellent way to dispose of all those electronics that you no longer want and it keeps it out of our landfills!  If you have questions about electronic recycling you can call City Hall at (309) 734-2141 and ask for Chad Braatz.

The new site is now live! Created collaboratively by the Monmouth Business Council, the City of Monmouth, the Chamber and Midwest Bank of Western Illinois, this community marketing site will help spread the word about the excellent retail, dining and lodging we have here in Monmouth. If you would like your business featured on the site, please use the Contact form on the site to let us know and a site administrator will be in touch.

Live Music in Monmouth

Live music has a new home in Monmouth: The new website, which officially launches today, is an effort to provide a one-stop-shop resource for regional music fans to find out who is playing and where they're playing. The website will also serve as the new web home for both the Maple Leaf Community Concert Series and the Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival. Click on the button below to visit the site.

A Progressive Community Since 1831

Welcome to the City of Monmouth! We're glad you're here. Monmouth is a great place to live, to learn, to work and to play. Whether you are a current resident, business owner, or someone new to our community, this web site is for you. Explore, learn and together, we can keep our progressive community thriving and growing.