Welcome to the City of Benton, IL


The Benton City Hall will be temporarily CLOSED
to the public from Monday, March 16, 2020 – Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Please review the information below for more details. Thank you.

The City of Benton will remain closed to the public through April 30, 2020 following Governor Pritzker’s extension of the stay at home order, in effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to communicate with our residents with the most up-to-date information as the situation continues to unfold.
During the City Hall’s closure to the public, our City employees will continue to perform their regular duties within City Hall and throughout the community.
A friendly reminder to our water and sewer customers, payments are still due on the 15th, and are accepted at all local banks EXCEPT First Financial, at the drop box outside City Hall, and online at our website: Bentonil.com. If you would like to speak to our water clerk, you can call 618-439-6131 to discuss your account or make arrangements.
Please continue to visit our website or Facebook page for updates as we all work through this situation together. And please remember to practice social distancing.

City of Benton – Coronavirus Information and Resource Page

Downtown Small Business Stabilization Program and Additional Resources

The City of Benton’s HGTV Hometown Takeover Submission!
Hometown Takeover – Benton, Illinois


You can find the full audio and video recording of the Monday, March 9, 2020 Benton City Council meeting at the following link: 
3/09/20 Benton City Council Meeting
Notable Upcoming Dates:
City Hall will be temporarily CLOSED to the public from Monday, March 16, 2020  – Thursday, April 30, 2020