About Menard County Illinois

Menard County was established in the winter of 1839 by action of the Illinois State Legislature, being one of three counties split off from Sangamon County. At the time, Abraham Lincoln was a Representative to the State Legislature and Chairman of the Committee on Counties. The bill to separate Menard from Sangamon was written and presented by Lincoln on January 16, 1839 and passed the legislature on February 15, 1839. The action defined the boundaries of Menard County and provided for an election on the first Monday in April 1839 to elect public officials and three county commissioners. Over one hundred sixty years later, on November 7, 2000 the voters passed the proposition to be represented by five commissioners elected from single member districts.

Menard County is located slightly west of the center of the state and contains approximately 314 square miles. Petersburg, the county seat, is about 20 miles northwest of Springfield. A large number of settlers from Southern states and European immigrants came to Menard County to farm. The county continues to be known for agriculture and its rural character, while also providing a diversity of residential living options, quality schools and a service-based economy that caters to area residents and businesses.

Menard County is a non-home rule county and governed by the Illinois County Code, Chapter 55 ILCS 5/1-1001, et. seq., and related acts. Menard County's government consists of thirteen departments, six elected officials, the judiciary and a five member County Board elected from single member districts.

In addition to the above general government activities, the County owns and operates a skilled care nursing home. Sunny Acres accepts private pay, Medicaid and Medicare patients. Countryside Estates, situated next door to Sunny Acres, opened in 2000 and is an independent living facility.

Departments

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Elected Officials

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County Info

If you are seeking information that is not on the County website, please contact the County Coordinator at 217/632-4412.

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Contact Us

General contact for County business may be make by contacting the County Coordinator at 217/632-4412.

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Recent Posts

New Information

Menard County and Sangamon County Food Inspection Reports are now available on the Health Department Page

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CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM THE 04.02.2019 ELECTION.

2020 Census

Census forms will be mailed out Spring of 2020. For help filling out these forms, contact the Community Service office at 217/632-4412. 

Courthouse Hours

Please note that the Courthouse hours will be 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM effective January 2, 2020.  Plan to make your visit within this new timeframe.

Local U.S. Census Jobs

LOCAL U.S. CENSUS JOBS AVAILABLE.  APPLY HERE.

 $17.50 per hour

The US Census is currently looking for local census workers.  Please apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

You must be 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, be a U.S. citizen, have a valid email address, and be registered with the Selective Service System, or have a qualifying exemption, if you are male and were born after 12/31/1959.

                                                               

 

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

MARCH 17, 2020

 

EARLY VOTING

          Early Voting shall take place in the County Clerk’s Office on February 6, 2020 – March 16, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (normal business days)

 

GRACE PERIOD VOTING

          Grace Period Voting shall take place in the County Clerk’s Office on February 19, 2020 – March 17, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (normal business days)

 

VOTE BY MAIL

          Vote by Mail shall begin on February 6, 2020.

 

We will also be open on Saturday, March 14, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon for Early Voting and Grace Period Voting.

All precincts/registered voters in Menard County are covered by the above information.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 217-632-3201.

 

 

NOTICE TO THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS

WITH DISABILITIES FOR THE

MARCH 17, 2020

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

 

 

Citizens who are not registered to vote and cannot leave their homes, hospital, nursing home or other institution because of a permanent physical disability can arrange for voter registration by contacting a deputy registrar or the County Clerk’s Office.  Voter registration will close on February 18, 2020.  If you are physically able, you may register to vote at the County Clerk’s Office, Menard County Courthouse, Petersburg, IL, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

For those persons with physical disabilities and the elderly, election judges will be available at the polling places on Election Day to assist voters when a friend or relative is unable.  Physically impaired or elderly persons may be eligible to vote absentee.  Please contact the Menard County Clerk’s Office for information.

 

For any information concerning voter registration or voting for the elderly or disabled, please call the Menard County Clerk’s Office at (217) 632-3201.

 

                                                                      MARTHA “MARTY” GUM

                         MENARD COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

ELECTION AUTHORITY FOR MENARD COUNTY

 

 

 

Emergency Numbers

To contact emergency services, please call "911" if possible. Otherwise, please see the non-emergency numbers listed below:

CityEMSFIREPOLICE
Athens 632-7700 636-8221 636-8729
Fancy Prairie 632-7700 566-3333 Sheriff: 632-2773
Greenview 632-7700 971-8767 968-7137
Oakford 632-7700 632-7784 Sheriff: 632-2273
Petersburg 632-7700 632-2349 632-2251
Non-Emergency: 632-7137
Tallula 632-7700 634-4312

Sheriff: 632-2273

 

Menard County Rural Residents 632-7700 632-7911

Sheriff: 632-2273

Online GIS and Property Tax Information click here:

Menard County Parcel Map

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the General Primary Election to be held Tuesday, the 17th of March, 2020, the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of Greenview Community Unit School District 200, Menard and Logan Counties, Illinois.

 

 OFFICIAL BALLOT

 

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $3,500,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS

 

 

 

Shall the Board of Education of Greenview Community Unit School District Number 200, Menard and Logan Counties, Illinois, alter, repair, expand and equip the Greenview Community Unit School Building, improve school sites and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $3,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

 

YES

 

 

NO

 

 

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the General Primary Election to be held Tuesday, the 17th of March, 2020, the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of Williamsville Community Unit School District 15, Sangamon, Logan and Menard Counties, Illinois.

 

 

 

OFFICIAL BALLOT

 

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $40,000,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS

 

 

 

Shall the Board of Education of Williamsville Community Unit School District Number 15, Sangamon, Logan and Menard Counties, Illinois, build and equip additions to and alter, repair and equip the Williamsville High School, Williamsville Junior High School and Sherman Elementary School Buildings, improve school sites and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $40,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

 

YES

 

 

NO