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"PROPOSED" Chicken Ordinance


Below is our “PROPOSED” Chicken Ordinance. This should answer most of the questions that are being asked. The next step is to have a public meeting for residents to voice their opinions.  After that it will go to the Board of Trustees for a vote. We want everyone to know that the final decision will be made by the Board of Trustees.

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We will have an open house at the New Village Hall at 301 N Walnut Ave on Saturday April 22, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:00. 

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IEPA Public Notification



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New Village Hall


We have officially moved to the New Village Hall at 301 N. Walnut Ave. Please do not drop payments at the old village hall. There is a drop box on the south side of the new buidling.

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Public Notice


Village of Forreston board meetings will now be held at the New Village Hall, 301 N Walnut Ave starting October 3rd, 2022.

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Illinois Open Meetings Act


There will be an informational session on the Illinois Open Meetings Act on Saturday, April 9th at 9:00AM in the community room at the Forreston Library. If you are intersted in attending, there will be a signup sheet at the Library and the Village Hall. There is no cost to attend.

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Beginning in July 2021, the Village will be completing a lead services replacement
project including the replacement of approximately 446 lead service lines throughout
the Village of Forreston’s distribution system.
The total project is estimated to cost $2,886,205.02, however the Village will also be
securing $2,875,955.02 in principal loan forgiveness from IEPA. The Village will have
no loan amount to pay back on this project while contributing only $10,250 from
Village funds.
The Public Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) is administered by the Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). A portion of the IEPA money to fund these
types of projects comes from the US Environmental Protection Agency. SRF programs
operate in each state to provide communities with the resources to build, maintain and
improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.
The project will provide improved water quality to the Village’s water distribution
For more information contact Village Hall                     

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Brush Pickup


REMINDER:  Brush pickup is the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  ONLY sticks and branches will be picked up.  Grass and leaves can be taken to the yard waste dump on the north side of the building at 507 N Locust Avenue.  Thank you!

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Park Restrooms are Locked


Due to vandalism, the restrooms at both parks are locked.  They will only be open for planned, scheduled events.  We apologize for the inconvenience to our residents who respect public property.  If anyone knows who may have caused damage to the Men’s restroom at Memorial Park, please contact the Forreston Police Department.   Thank you.

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Christmas Tree Recycling


Please call Village Hall if you have a Christmas Tree to be picked up.  FFA is not picking up this year, but we will still collect the trees for recycling.  THANK YOU!

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Level 3 Restrictions for Illinois


Effective Friday, November 20th, 2020 the State of Illinois is inacting new restrictions for the health and safety of its residents.  Please click on the link below to read the new restrictions.

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November 16, 2020 Village board Meeting


Due to the spread of COVID 19 in our community, the Village Board meeting for tonight will be held ONLY on ZOOM.  No one will be at the library.  The link for the meeting is available under the Govenment tab, then click agendas.  Below the 2020 Agendas is the ZOOM link information.  Stay Safe and Stay Strong Forreston!

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Halloween Trick or Treat


The Downtown Businesses will have their 2nd Annual Trick or Treat event on Oct. 31 from 9AM to noon.  Townwide Trick or Treat times are set for 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  PLEASE, only visit houses with their porch light on.  Be Safe and have FUN!

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Leaf Pickup


Leaf pickup will begin in October.  Weather permitting, the guys will be out Monday's and Thursday's each week to pick up leaves.  PLEASE NO STICKS OR GRASS IN THE LEAVES. Brush pickup will continue on an as needed basis.

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Leash your Critters!


Reminder, per Village Code 5-3-4 ANY animal that LEAVES the premisis of its owner MUST be on a leash.  Be it a dog, cat, rabbit, or turtle. We have received many complaints regarding roaming cats....

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