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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Watseka Public Works Department is planning to start Clean Up today (3/1/18). With the extensive damage to other parts of the county there has been a high demand for the large dumpsters. We have been in contact with our current vendor to bring in more from their other facilities. We will also look into additional alternatives to keep the process moving. Please accept our apologies for any inconviences.

Please do not pile flood debris around or next to any power poles, trees, fire hydrants, cable boxes, signs or parked cars. Please pile debris as close to the street as possible.

The City will not be picking up electronics, appliances, tires, batteries, oil or paint.

Work is currently being done on the mitigation grant. It is an involved process with many steps. Gathering information includes obtaining parcel numbers, photos, types of construction and foundation. This process will take some time and must be evaluated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Governor's office. Your patience is appreciated in this process. 

The Finance Committee discussed a possible increase in sales tax of 1/4%. Corporate citizens are invited to express their opinion at the full Council meeting on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.