Golf Carts Must Display SMV Sign

All golf carts must now display the slow moving vehicle orange triangle emblem as pictured here:

Picture of the back of a golf cart with an orange triangle slow moving vehicle emblem

Annual Memorial Day Services 2023

See Events Page for 2023 Schedule

Summer Fun Nights

2nd Friday in June, July & August

Uptown Forrest – 305 East Krack St to Depot

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Leaf Burning

It is that time of year again. Yard Waste fires will be limited to burning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Under no conditions will a fire be allowed to burn or smolder from the period of sundown to sunrise as this time is defined/reported by the National Weather Service. If you choose not to burn, Village employees will pick up bagged leaves, sticks and grass on Thursdays. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

Village of Forrest 2022 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

Click Here for our 2022 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report).

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. , Use Pay Location Code # a000za. *As of Jan 2021, this is a new payment service, but the pay location code remains the same; enter it into "What are you paying and where?" and click on "Get Started".

Dumpster Rentals

The Village of Forrest has 2 cubic yard dumpsters for rental to Forrest Residents living inside city limits. Rental fee is $25.00 per dump minimum and $40.00 per dump minimum for shingles/building projects; contact Lori in the office to fill out the rental agreement.

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:

  • May 8, 2023
  • June 12, 2023
  • July 10, 2023
  • August 14, 2023
  • September 11, 2023
  • October 9, 2023
  • November 13, 2023
  • December 11, 2023
  • January 8, 2024
  • February 12, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • Annual Meeting (date will be set at the April 8th meeting)

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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