Village News

Mega Recycling Event Announced

Oct 21, 2014

The 3rd Annual Mega Recycling Event will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Richland Community College campus on the Progress City USA  grounds with access at the east end of East Mound Road. 

This is a drive-through, drop-off collection for a wide array of household items sponsored by Midwest Fiber Recycling and Macon County Environmental Management


Items accepted include:

  • Single-stream recyclables such as paper, bottles, cans, containers
  • Electronics- including TVs, computers, laptops, printers, game consoles, media players, satellite receivers and more (limit of 2 TVs/CRT monitors per car; no projections TVs)
  • Fluorescent bulbs – either compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) or tubes of no more than 4 feet in length
  • Tires  - limit of 4 passenger vehicle tires
  • Batteries – rechargeable and single-use
  • Scrap metal
  • Eyeglasses
  • American flags
  • Clothing & accessories
  • Household textiles – towels, bedding, curtains
  • Mercury-containing thermostats
  • Small toys & stuffed animals
  • Sports equipment
  • Baby food pouches
  • Confidential papers – will be shredded on site

Mt. Zion Unveils New Convention Center Website

Oct 16, 2014

The Village of Mt. Zion is proud to announce the creation of a new website dedicated to the Mt. Zion Convention Center.  The new website contains information regarding the Convention Center and all activities associated with it.  For more information regarding the website or the Mt. Zion Convention Center contact Kelly McCourt Edwards at (217) 864-5424.

13th Annual WSOY Community Food Drive

Oct 01, 2014

Food Drive Collection Site


Let's help out with a donation to the food drive as the Village of Mt. Zion!

Village Hall will be a site for Village residents to drop off nonperishable food items for the food drive.  Items may be dropped off to our lobby between the hours of 8 am - 5 pm until Oct. 9th.  We will make a delivery to WSOY on Friday the 10th from the Village of Mt. Zion.

Thanks in advance for your contribution!

Mt. Zion Trail Autumn Walk

Oct 01, 2014

Celebrating 10 years of the Mt. Zion Trail


Sponsored by the Mt. Zion Parks & Recreation Commission

Saturday, November 1st at Goodwin Park

Come out betweem 10 am - 2 pm and walk .5 mile, 1 mile, or 3 miles (or as far as you want!)

Incentive prizes will be handed out. Snacks will be provided.

Walkers, strollers, and bicycle riders welcome!

Ameren Faraday-PPG Transmission Project

Sep 29, 2014

Ameren Illinois is proposing to build two 138,000-volt transmission lines that will connect the new Ameren Faraday substation to the existing Mt. Zion PPG substation.  The availability of the two routes will provide improved reliability during storms and outages, among other benefits.  Ameren Illinois proposes to place the two new lines in service by December 2016.  Ameren Illinois will be hosting Open Houses at the Mt. Zion Village Convention Center, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway, on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 30 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.; 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.; 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 2 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.; 5:00-7:00 p.m.

For additional information, visit or call toll-free 1-877-655-2349

Press Release

Sep 25, 2014

Independent Election Petitions for Village Trustee (3 seats) and Mayor may be obtained at Village Hall, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway, Mt. Zion, Illinois, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Circulation of petitions may begin on September 23, 2014.  The filing period for nominating petitions is December 15-22, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  The consolidated election will be held on April 7, 2015. 

Halloween Coloring Contest

Sep 24, 2014

The Mt. Zion Recreation Department is holding a Halloween Coloring Page Contest. 

Coloring pages can be found on our Facebook Page: Mt. Zion Recreation Department or you can pick them up at Village Hall, or email and I'll get you a copy. 

Pages can be dropped off to Village Hall from Oct 1st to Oct 24th.  Judging will take place in 4 different age groups and prizes will be awarded.

False Report of Boil Order

Sep 20, 2014

Attention Mt. Zion Water Customers - There is NO boil order for any Mt. Zion water customers. False reports are being circulated on social media.  They are not true.  There is NO boil order for Mt. Zion water customers at this time.  

Get Movin' Fall Recreation Classes

Sep 19, 2014


Fall Classes starting next week: Zumba on Thursdays at 6:30 pm

                                                 Mommy & Me: on Thursdays at 9:00 am

Starting September 29th:  Tumbling for preschoolers - intermediate level

For a complete list of Fall Classes check the Parks & Recreation page on this web site.


Boil Order Lifted

Sep 16, 2014

boil order LIFTED

The Village of Mt. Zion announced that it has lifted the boil order for all its customers effective immediately.  Residents no longer need to boil their water before consuming. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Village of Mt. Zion @ 864-5424 or the Mt. Zion Public Works Department @ 864-4811 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.


Julie Miller

Village Administrator