Welcome to the Village of Downs, Illinois.
Downs is located in McLean County between US 150 and I-74.
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Phone:  (309) 378-3221
Fax:      (No Fax, please email)
Email:  info@villageofdowns.org

Business Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Fee Schedule


Village of Downs Village Hall
211 South Seminary Street
PO Box 18
Downs, Illinois 61736-0018
Village Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Second Thursday of the month at the Village Hall starting at 7 p.m.

See calendar and recent news for other meetings, events and activities

Voting location depends on your location in Downs.   Your property tax bill will indicate it you pay taxes to Down Township or Old Town Township.  Use that information to determine your voting location:  

Down Township = Downs Fire Department
Old Town Township = 
Old Town Township Office

State Senator and Representative Information:
Federal Senator and Representative/Congressman Information:

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Content within the Village website is usually provided by the individual Trustee, Mayor, Clerk and Treasurer for their area of responsibility.  If you would like to see more information, under their topic, please contact that individual.

** Please be advised that this website is still under construction.

2024 July 4th Parade Registration

Please provide approximate length/size of your entry for adequate spacing in the parade. Registration is required to get a reserved spot assigned. Please register before 7/2 to get a position number. Otherwise, you MUST line up after the signs and numbered spots end. There will be nobody present to check you in or direct you where to go. DO NOT line up in a numbered spot if you don't have that number. Candy is allowed, but we ask you take necessary precautions. Parking for non-registered participants will be at the middle school. Registered participants are to park in high school area. The parade will start promptly at noon. 2024 parade registration for the 4th of July parade is located on the village website and a valid email is required. The deadline for sign-up is July 2, 2024. After that date you can register the day of and will be put at the back of the parade line. You are not required to register or check in on site on the 4th. If you register, we will email you your position number which will be marked on the pavement in the lineup area.
Please describe your entry*

Door to Door Solicitation

Door to door sales within the Village of Downs without a permit is illegal and subject to fines of at least $50.

Permits can be obtained by using this application and turning it into the Village Hall 1 week before expected door to door solicitation.

Village of Downs LED Sign Advertisements

Advertising space is available for purchase on the LED sign located on South Seminary St. as you enter the Village of Downs from the south.  All proceeds will help pay for the initial cost of the sign, upkeep, and daily operation.  Rates are available for individual recognition, Downs/TV charitable organizations, other charitable organizations, for-profit business – Downs/TV and for-profit business – Others.  Discounts will be available for volunteering in the village or in-kind donations.  Please see the table below for rate details.

Ads can be images or video with a max run time of 20 seconds.  Each Ad would run, at a minimum, every 5 mins during the hours of 5 am – 12 am for a total of 114 impressions per day.  We recommend using Canva or like product to create your ad.  Ad must be 240x480 pixels. Contact the Mayor or Clerk with your submission or questions.

mayor@villageofdowns.org                                        clerk@villageofdowns.org


Daily/Weekly Rate

Monthly Cost

Yearly Cost

Discount (10 vol hrs/mth, 120hrs/yr – if available)




In-Kind Donation Discount




Individual Recognition




Downs and TV Charitable Organization




Other Charitable Organization




For-Profit Business - Downs




For-Profit Business - Others




Prices subject change

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