Wabash Festival 2020 is canceled this year due to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing everyone September 25th, 2021.


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

New Meters

Village is installing new meters. In order to make sure you are on the list you must UPDATE your phone number with the office at 815-657-8226 .

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.

Water/Sewer Emergency

In case of water/sewer emergency, please contact Bryan Bell at 815-878-0240 

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

Dumpster Rentals

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.

Golf Carts

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:

  • 05/16/2020
  • 06/08/2020
  • 07/13/2020
  • 08/10/2020
  • 09/14/2020
  • 10/12/2020
  • 11/09/2020
  • 12/14/2020
  • 1/11/2021
  • 2/8/2021
  • 3/8/2021
  • 4/12/2021
  • 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).

About Us

Incorporated 1890

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.

Our Mission

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.

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