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Welcome to
BILLTOWN
Williamsfield, Illinois


For Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies:
Dial 9-1-1

Williamsfield Illinois offers the joys of small-town living while being close to four regional centers: Peoria, Galesburg, Kewanee and Canton.

  • NEW lots in a NEW subdivision: all under $20,000
  • REASONABLY priced homes for sale
  • AFFORDABLE living in this small community of 600
  • An EXCELLENT, local pre-K-12 school system, located on a single-site campus in the village limits
  • A SAFE environment in which to live and work
  • A HIGH-QUALITY, publicly-owned water system with reverse-osmosis technology in use system-wide
  • A MEDICAL/HEALTH facility within the community, affiliated with the OSF health care system: open 4 days a week and taking new patients
  • Easy INTERSTATE HIGHWAY (I-74) access to the east (Peoria) or west (Galesburg).



From the Mayor:

Welcome to the Williamsfield website! The Village Elected Officials are proud of the Village and encourage you to visit the website often. We hope you will be active in supporting Williamsfield and invite you to attend our monthly Board meetings on the first Monday of each month at 7pm. The Village provides police protection, a reverse osmosis water plant, garbage collection and recycling and we have a new subdivision with lots for sale.

We believe Williamsfield is a great place to live. We have an outstanding school system with small class sizes and a Hall of fame basketball coach. We have two very active Churches. Our many civic organizations include a highly rated American Legion Post, a DAR Chapter, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Our Library is very active.

Among our many businesses are a grocery store, a Chevy dealership, several insurance agencies, an FS plant, a grain elevator, 24 hour gasoline availability, a restaurant/bar, a hardware store and several others. All necessities are available right here! Williamsfield is a low cost place to live. We currently have more than a half dozen homes for sale in various price ranges and a number of building lots are available. We are proud of our community. Come join us!

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VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION:

WILLIAMSFIELD VILLAGE HALL (KP Hall)    click

114 W GALE STREET, PO BOX 417
WILLIAMSFIELD, IL 61489

MAYOR (Village Board President):

John Herman

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

- Pamela Courson
- Michael Gray
- Ashley Little
- Ryan Smith
- Connie Wight
- Lee Wight

VILLAGE CLERK: MARY RICE

The Village of Williamsfield, like most municipalities, has an elected board of trustees, including the mayor, who meet monthly to handle the business of the Village.

The Village Board meets every 1st Monday of each month at 7pm. Public comment is welcome.

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FIRE:

*** IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1 ***

WILLIAMSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Village of Williamsfield employees one full-time police officer and additional part-time officers to ensure order & law enforcement within the town & surrounding areas. Including basic speed & vehicular enforcement, our policemen also assist in the surrounding areas with most other emergency issues.

CHIEF OF POLICE: JOHN KELLOGG


WILLIAMSFIELD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Williamsfield also serves as the head department for an approximate xx-sq mile district in East Knox County & part of West Peoria County, including a xx-mile stretch of Interstate 74. The tax-funded fire protection district has a 5-person Board of Trustees & 3 volunteer-manned stations:



Williamsfield Station #1


Dahinda Station #2


Oak Run Station #3

200 E. Gale Street


1756 Kenney Street


1497 Knox Rd. 1725N

Williamsfield, IL 61489


Dahinda, IL 61428


Dahinda, IL 61428

(309) 639-4353 (non-emergency)


(309) 639-4444 (non-emergency)


(309) 879-2100 (non-emergency)

Within the fire protection district, Williamsfield's station houses 1 fire engine, 1 tanker truck, 1 brush truck, 2 ambulances, & 1 first-responder vehicle, Dahinda's station houses 1 fire engine, 1 tanker truck, 1 brush truck, & 1 fire-responder vehicle, & Oak Run's station has 1 fire engine & 1 first responder vehicle. There is approximately xx total volunteers who man these stations, including around 22 licensed EMT-basics, offering emergency care to many of the hospitals in Galesburg, Kewanee, & Peoria.

For inquiries or to volunteer, please contact: FIRE PROTECTION CHIEF: JAIME KLEIN: 309-639-4453

AMBULANCE DIRECTOR: JANET COLLOPY: 309-639-4452

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PARKS & RECREATION:

Williamsfield has 3 village-maintained parks within village limits, but no taxing park district. The parks are maintained by the village maintenance department with help from many local volunteers & students from the local Community Unit School District #210. They help plant flowers in the spring, clean flower beds & re-mulch throughout the year. Additionally, they plant vegetables and flowers in a community garden and string an impressive display of Christmas lights in the winter in our biggest park, Doubet-Benjamin Park.

DOUBET-BENJAMIN PARK: (click images for larger views)

Doubet-Benjamin Park
from the Air

Pavilion and Gazebo
Playground
Horse Arena
Flower Garden, Walking Path
Doubet-Benjamin Park was established with memorialized money and a land grant in 1985. The park itself is a large part of the donation, and features a walking path, sitting areas, including a gazebo, benches, & a large picnic pavilion, a horse/showing arena and bleachers, and many trees, shrubs, & flower gardens. In the 1990's a retired Vietnam-era helicopter was donated and memorialized on the park grounds. The Village, along with interested citizens, have accomplished a lot to ensure growth in and maintenance of the Doubet-Benjamin Park and have been very successful in getting playground equipment, the pavilion and the gazebo purchased and installed here.

VETERANS' PARK

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Veterans Park is situated in the middle of Williamsfield's downtown area and is the Village's oldest park. This park has seen a lot of transformation in its existence, but one staple that has been consistent is the old bandstand that has stood in the middle of the park for many years. Festivals and meetings have been held here for years. As the American Legion became a more recognized and prominent organization within Williamsfield, Veterans Park has become a home for memorialized monuments for our servicemen and women.

LIONS PARK

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Some of Williamsfield's locals don't even realize this park's existence, but the kids sure do. Lions Park is a long grassy park that will actually handle a good third of the town's rain/surface water when we get heavy rains. It borders residential areas on 3

sides, but is equipped with benches & street trees & makes for a great sledding place for the kids in the winter time.

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SENIOR PROGRAMS:

Williamsfield is a small, safe community and in turn, is place than many senior citizens call "home." Seniors in and around Williamsfield are all ready involved in many civic organizations, churches, and have amongst themselves have established a "senior drop-in" every Thursday at the American Legion. They coordinate meals, fellowship, and play cards throughout the day. Anyone is welcome to attend. Lunch is at 12pm. The meal isn't free, but is VERY affordable!!!

Williamsfield, along with all of Truro Township and the entire County as well, supports the Knox County TRIAD. Knox County TRIAD is the agreement of law enforcement agencies within the county and seniors/retirees in the community to work together, reducing the victimization of the elderly. They define one senior Triad as "The Right Information And Direction" TRIAD works with an advisory group, members of which include the Knox County Sheriff's Department, Knox Countywide Police Departments, Senior volunteers, the AARP, plus numerous senior citizen agencies in the community. The 4 advisory councils meet once a month in various locations in Knox County. Please call 309-345-3733 or 309-345-0307 for more information.

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WATER & SANITARY DISTRICTS:

WILLIAMSFIELD WATER DEPARTMENT

Williamsfield installed a reverse osmosis treatment facility in 2005 and has been operational ever since. Williamsfield has a deep well that has provided the village with water for many, many years. The 130-ft. water tower standing in the middle of the community, along with the "R.O" facility currently provides clean water for almost 600 people and over 25 businesses. For more information, please contact the Williamsfield Water Department at 309-639-2067.

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WILLAMSFIELD SANITARY DISTRICT

Thankfully and also successfully, the Williamsfield Sanitary District has been handling the sewage and waste products of the community for over xx years. Many communities used to have sanitary districts of their own, but Williamsfield's Sanitary District is one of the few remaining in Knox County. Benefits of having a privately-owned sanitary district include:

The Williamsfield Sanitary District Board of Directors meet monthly. For more information, contact:

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LOCAL CHURCHES:

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH

S OLIVE STREET, WILLIAMSFIELD
SERVICE(S): Sunday 8:30am-9:30am
+summer services moved to American Legion



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WILLIAMSFIELD UNITED METHODIST

430 N CHICAGO AVENUE, WILLIAMSFIELD
PHONE: 309-639-2389 PARSONAGE: 309-639-4343
SUMMER SERVICES: Sundays 8-9am AND 11am-12pm
WINTER SERVICE: Sunday 11am-12pm



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DAHINDA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

739 VICTORIA STREET, DAHINDA
PHONE: 309-639-2768 PARSONAGE: 309-639-4343
SERVICE(S): Sunday 9:30-10:30am
+coffee & fellowship following



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