A progressive community located in Iroquois County, 90 miles south of Chicago, Watseka, Illinois provides big city convenience in a rural setting.

City Hall


Watseka’s New City Municipal Center was built in 2009. It now holds the police department offices and City Hall offices.  The Current Mayor is John Allhands.  All City Committee meetings and Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers. The water bills are paid at this location as well as getting any permits that are needed through code enforcement. City Hall is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 to 4:30

Lakeview Park


Lakeview Park was built in 2007. I has a ¾ mile walking path around a 5.5 acre stocked fishing area. Lakeview also has a fishing pier. There is a pavilion that was donated by the local Kiwanis club that can be reserved at any time for parties by calling City Hall at 815-432-2711. Lakeview Park also has a skate park, playground equipment and a basketball court.

Ordinance NO. 2418

An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2403, Authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds is available as a DOWNLOAD PDF

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Citizens of Watseka:

As nicer weather begins, we really need to heed the warnings from Federal and State Governments to help put an end to this terrible virus that has negatively affected every American. As warmer weather sets in our community’s children will want to take part in outdoor activities. This is when we need you to get as much education that you can to share with your children. Before your children go out to play please review with them procedures about Social Distancing. If any questions or for your personal education on Coronavirus 19 please call our local experts at Iroquois Public Health 815-432-2483 or please review the following links to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders: Stay at Home Schools Governor’s Daily Afternoon Press Conference Federal Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing