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Local Election Information

2015 Municipal Elections are just ahead.  In the City of Monmouth, there are six Aldermanic positions available – one (1) four year term in each Ward along with one (1) two year term in Ward II and one (1) two year term in Ward I to fill out vacancies created by the resignations of two former Aldermen.

Candidate information for the 2015 elections is contained in the “2015 Candidates Guide” prepared by the State of Illinois Board of Elections and can be found on their website at  

Packets containing forms and general information for our local elections can be picked up in the City Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  


The Filing Periods for the 2015 GENERAL ELECTION IS:

***December 15 – 22, 2014 is the Filing Period for:

Candidates seeking election at the Consolidated Election, April 7, 2015.  [10 ILCS 5/10-6(2)] (Petitions may NOT be circulated prior to September 23, 2014)[10ILCS 5/10-4] 

Independent and nonpartisan candidates must file nominating petitions. 

If anyone has any questions, please call the City Clerk’s office and ask to speak with the City Clerk.

Public Safety Notification Program

###  PRESS RELEASE  ###      February 20, 2014

The Monmouth Police Department is pleased to announce a new initiative to keep citizens advised of a local emergency and various other advisories.  Residents and people who work or attend school in Monmouth will now be able to receive “public safety notification” text messages on their cell phones from the police department.  If you want to receive public safety notifications from the Monmouth Police Department email your phone number, including area code, to Ken Helms at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 309-734-8383.

Since the text messages will be reserved for emergency events you will receive text message notifications less frequently than our Facebook page newsfeed postings.  So, partner with us to receive your public safety notification text messages and Like us on Facebook!

Media Contact Person: Chief Bill Feithen      Phone: 309-734-8383

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.