Benton is the Franklin County seat whose Courthouse, built in 1875, sits in the center of one of the few remaining squares in Illinois. The Benton Square has an old-fashioned feel and quaint uniqueness, surrounded by antique stores, specialty stores and popular eateries. Family-oriented events are held around the Square every year to promote tradition, community involvement, and the Rockwellian sentiment and atmosphere embraced in the downtown area.
*Water customers on Petroff Road, from Central Street to Mine 24, will temporarily be without water. Once water service is restored, the effected customers WILL be under a BOIL WATER ORDER until further notice.*
Notable Upcoming Dates:
*Thursday, January 24th (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) – Chamber After Hours @ Helia Healthcare
*Monday, January 28, 2019 (6 p.m.) – Benton City Council Regular Meeting