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Annual Treasurer’s Report 5/1/2020 – 4/30/2021

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Curbside Cleanup June 21 through June 25

To all current Republic Services Customers living in Benton:

Next week the City of Benton and Republic Services will be hosting a Curbside Cleanup. This will be June 21 through June 25, 2021.

Here is a LIST of items that will and will NOT be picked up.


Taking bids for Mowing

The City of Benton is accepting bids to mow the Benton Municipal Airport

Deadline is April 22, 2021 at 2:00pm

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Benton Road Closure March 3, 2021

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Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations effective November 20, 2020

Tier 3 Mitigations starting November 20, 2020



2019 City of Benton Annual Water Quality Report

2019 Water Quality Report for City of Benton

Benton’s HGTV Hometown Takeover Submission

Watch the video we submitted to HGTV for Benton to be chosen in the popular TV shows Hometown Takeover

Meeting Agenda – Special City Council Meeting July 2, 2018

The City of Benton will hold a special meeting called BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING on Monday 07/02/2018 at 8:30AM in the Benton Municipal Building located at 1403 South Main Street – Benton, Illinois.

The following items are on the agenda for consideration and possible actions concerning:

  • Discussion and/or approval of appointment to the Rend Lake Conservancy District Board
  • Discussion and/or approval of IDOT Division of Aeronautics Standard Agreement for consultant services agreement with Brown and Roberts, Inc.

The George Harrison Mural in Benton IL


The making of the mural from concept to completion as told through pictures and in an interview between Muralist John Cerney and DJ Phlash Phelps on his ’60’s on 6′ Sirius XM Radio Show. Painted in 2017, this mural is 16 feet tall and is located along Interstate 57 in Benton, Illinois. The mural commemorates the first visit by a Beatle to America. Several months ahead of the British rock group’s big splash on US soil in early 1964, George Harrison came to Benton, Illinois to visit his sister Louise and her family. The Beatles were unknown to Americans, despite being at the top of the charts in England, and George was able to remain anonymous during his two week stay. He played with a local band, bought a guitar in a neighboring town, and mostly hung out as a tourist. The Beatles were about to explode on the world stage, and for years to come, folks in Southern Illinois would recall the polite young man with long hair and a funny accent.


Council Meeting Agenda – October 24, 2016

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