Wabash Festival 2020 is canceled this year due to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing everyone September 25th, 2021.
Revised Hours for Oct 21 - Oct 27
Village Office will be closed from Wednesday, Oct 21st at noon and will reopen on Tuesday, Oct 27th at 8:00am.
You may drop your payment off at the drop box located at the Maintenance Building- 209 E Krack St (across from Post Office) or you can make your payment on line at www.GovPayNow.com , Pay Location Code # a000za
Election Day November 3rd
Forrest Residents Polling Place: 323 S Williams St, Forrest Village Hall
- Vote at your polling place on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020
- Vote early in the County Clerks Office September 24th – November 2nd
- Vote by mail now through October 29th
It is important so the village employees can schedule a time to install the new meter.
Forrest Town Wide Spring 2020 Garage Sales
- Friday September 18, 8:00am-5:00pm
- Saturday September 19, 8:00am-12:00pm
If you would like to be placed on the map please contact Phyllis Bellot at 815-657-8774 or Peg Vaughan at 815-657-8650 . $7 per listing. Deadline to be put on the map is September 10, 2020. Money goes to the Forrest American Legion Auxiliary.
Web Bill Pay & Debit/Credit Card Payments
We accept web bill pay as well as debit/credit card payments. Come into the office to pay your bill or go online. There is a minimum fee to use this service.
www.GovPayNow.com , Use Pay Location Code # a000za
The Village of Forrest has 2 cubic yard dumpsters for rental to Forrest Residents living inside city limits. Rental fee is $20.00 per dump minimum and $35.00 per dump minimum for shingles/building projects; contact Lori in the office to fill out the rental agreement.
Register your golf carts during Village office hours Monday–Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. You will need to bring golf cart and proof of insurance with you.
Village Board Meetings Notice
The Village Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 323 S Williams St (Old Catholic Church). Meeting dates are posted at the Village office, the Community Board at the Library and the Post Office. Upcoming dates:
- Annual 2021 Meeting TBA
Village of Forrest 2019 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)
Click Here for our 2019 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report).
The Village of Forrest, Illinois is located at the junction of US Route 24 and Illinois Route 47. Forrest was named in honor of a Mr. Forrest of New York City, the business partner of Mr. Frost, President of the T.P.W. Railroad at the time of incorporation in 1890.
Village of Forrest is to be committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing our unique rural community, character, values, and quality of life. It’s sound fiscal management, attention to improving our resident’s property values and providing the community with excellent services, safety, and recreational needs shall be our guiding principles.