Area Churches


Erie United Methodist Church: 811 8th Street, Erie, IL; 309-659-2541; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am.

Erie Christian Church: 715 6th Avenue, Erie, IL; 309-659-2561; Worship Service-9 am; Sunday School-10:30 am.

Erie Baptist Church: 8th Avenue & 11th Street; 309-659-2163; Worship Service-10:25 am; Sunday School-9:15 am.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church: 820 5th Street, Erie, IL; 309-659-2781; Saturday Mass-4:00 pm; Sunday Mass- 8:30 am.

Newton Zion Reformed Church: 10645 Frog Pond Rd., Erie, IL; 309-659-2464; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am

Fenton Methodist Church: 10019 Main Street, Fenton, IL; 815-778-3789; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:30 am.

Erie Evangelical Free Church: 1409 16th Avenue, Erie, IL; 309-659-7129; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am.








Village of Erie

Office Open Monday-Friday

8:30 am-12:30, 1:00-4:00 pm
740 Main Street
Erie, IL 61250
Phone:  (309)  659-7740


Erie School District: 

(309) 659-2239


Erie High School, Erie Middle School, Erie Elementary School

The Village of Erie is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Mark Your Calendars!

We are holding an Electronic Waste Drop Off Event.

See attached flyer.


E-WASTE FLYER 9-2019.docx
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                                             Erie Village Board Meeting

                                                        September 10, 2019

Roll Call

Approval of minutes of August Meeting

Approval of Treasurer’s report for August

 Approve paying bills


Public Comment

Closed session to discuss personnel

Police Report

     Discuss police manual

Public Works Report

     Vote to purchase snow plow

 Village Attorney Report

     Vote on ordinance method to sell real estate

     Discuss and direct attorney to approve solar panel ordinance

     Discuss & approve unofficial email & text accounts policy

 President’s report

     Discuss changing time of monthly meetings

 Public Comment   

Committee Reports

     E waste pick up day Sept.28                         


                   MEETING WILL BE HELD AT VILLAGE OFFICE AT 6:30 pm



ComEd Offers Safety Tips on Flooded Basements


Flooded Basements.docx
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It has been brought to our attention there is a new phone scam in our area targeting Erie residents. 


The scenario is this: A resident will receive a phone call from a person pretending to be an Erie Police Officer.  He will then warn you that there is going to be a warrant issued for your arrest the following day unless you pay a certain amount of bond money.  The alleged officer will go as far to provide you with another phone number to call, verify his claim and arrange payment.  The caller ID on your phone will even display the number for the Erie Police Department, however the scam artist is using “spoof” technology which displays a false number.  Let me assure you that the Erie Police Department will never call and ask for money over the phone to post bond on warrants.  By no means should you ever provide any credit card or account information over the phone.  Should you receive this call or one like it, the best thing to do is simply hang up and not respond.     

Thank You,

Chief of Police

Rollie Elder       



Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

CCR 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]


A special thank you to the students and staff at Erie High School for their Community Service Day.  It was impressive to see them work so hard and take pride in the community!


Info from Police Chief Rollie Elder

Here at the Erie Police Department, public safety is a top priority.  We would like to take this moment and focus on our response to your house or the residence of a loved one.  Many times, EMS along with police will be dispatched to an address due to a medical issue where the person inside cannot get up to unlock the door or to conduct a welfare check due to the resident not being seen for some time.  This is where the Knox Box becomes a useful tool.  The Knox Box is a secured, locked box, placed somewhere on the exterior of the house that can only be unlocked with a key held by law enforcement, Fire, or EMS personnel.  When someone inside the residence calls 911 for help, the dispatch center notifies responding agencies of the box location.  Once on scene, the box is unlocked and the key to the residence is removed to gain quick access.  This is helpful in many ways.  Not only does it allow faster medical treatment to whoever may need it inside the residence, but it also prevents damage to the home should the doors be locked and forced entry is used.  The cost of the Knox Box used in our area is approximately $170.00.  They can be purchased using the website  www.knoxhomebox.comor by contacting the Erie Fire Protection District.  As always, if there are any questions feel free to stop in and speak with any of your Erie Police Officers.   


Info from Police Chief Rollie Elder

What does a Prowler, a Burglar and a Thief all have in common? Well, the answer is that during their course of business, they are all looking for easy targets. Some of the notable items sought after by criminals are the following: open garage or shed doors, unlocked vehicles or vehicles with the windows down, lawnmowers left in the yard at night, a poorly lighted yard which makes it easy to sneak around. These are just a few of the many items criminals look for when deciding to commit a crime. We, as citizens, need to do what we can to protect our property and remain vigilant. If your property is secured, in most cases the criminal will move on to the next easy target. As always, please feel free to contact the Erie Police Department if you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood.



Set of keys on a college lanyard

Contact Erie Police to identify


The Erie Police Department would like to clear up some misconceptions about stray animals reported to law enforcement and later turned over to Whiteside County Animal Control.  If Whiteside County Animal Control recovers an animal, every effort is made to contact the rightful owner.  In the event the owner of an animal cannot be located, animal control will work with local no-kill shelters to find the animal a new home.  Whiteside County Animal Control would only euthanize an animal that is a threat to the public should it be released.  With that said, please have your pets in a secure area and see to it they are micro-chipped.  This will help reunite a pet with the owner if they get loose.


From the Erie Police Department


Everyone is encouraged to stop by the PD and get to know your officers.  Although we enforce the laws and ordinances, we here at the Erie Police Department, wish to remain active in our community.  Our Officers strive to be positive role models for the youth and a helping hand for those in need.  Also, if there are any community organizations that would like an officer to speak during a monthly meeting, please let us know and we will make arrangements.       

Thank You,

Chief Rollie Elder 




Spring is getting closer!  


With warmer weather on the way, the Erie Police Department would like to remind those who are planning to use their golf carts in the village to register them with the Department.  To read the ordinance, click on 'Policies and Permits' at the top of this page and follow the directions by the picture of the golf cart.  Any questions, call 659-7792.

Chief Rollie Elder



Village of Erie Electricity Aggregation Program


Recently there have been questions asked about the Municipal Electricity Aggregation program in the Village of Erie. New residents have just received a letter regarding the program which prompted others who have been in the program to have questions. We hope this information will help you better understand the program.  

All power produced by the nuclear power plants in Illinois is put into the grid.  ComEd is not affected directly by the power output of the plants since their power is secured by the Illinois Power Agency twice a year from the grid and the energy rates are set by ComEd and approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission.  Suppliers, like mc2 for the Village of Erie also purchase their power from the grid.  The energy contract that the Village secured with mc2 was by competitively bidding the entire communities load and the Village Board choose the supplier and term based on lowest costs.  This is measured against the ComEd rate.  Residents and small business are included in the mc2 bid but do have the option of opting out of the program.  ComEd is indifferent to whether you get power from them, or from a 3rd party supplier.  They make their money on the delivery service which guarantees them a % return on their investment in their infrastructure  of Poles, wires and transformers. They do not make any money on the energy portion of the bill.

The Village of Erie Municipal Aggregation is with mc2 at $0.06990kWh through September 2021.

The current ComEd residential electric supply rate is $0.07219/kWh.


For more information, you can call mc 2 at 1-855-575-9231 or email your questions to





The Village of Erie will be replacing all Water Meters in order to upgrade the system over the next few months.  The Public Works Department will be replacing the meters and will be focusing on small sections of town at a time.  Each section will receive a letter when they are getting ready to work in that area. When residents receive this letter, they are asked to follow the directions to schedule an appointment to have their meter replaced.  Any questions, call the Village Office at 659-7740.



Garbage and Recycling Toters

 The toters must be set out the night before or no later than 6:00 am on your pick up day.

 It is possible that you will not get them emptied if they are not out by 6:00 am.  Thank you!



Information About Discolored Water - Click the linl  below to get information.

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PRESIDENT:  Ms. Marcia Smith


TRUSTEES:  Mrs. Kathy Kuhnen, Mrs. Becky Cox, Mrs. Ella Bright, Mr. Chad Weaver, Mr. Jeff

                        Wirth, and Mr. Keith Morgan


VILLAGE CLERK:  Mrs. Gail Possley


DEPUTY CLERK:  Mrs. Teresa Byam-Adamson


POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Police Chief Rollie Elder, Mr. Brian Hawk


PUBLIC WORKS:  Mr. Shaun Meier, Mr. Joel Papineau, Mr. Shannon Decker, Mr. Brandon Bentley


ZONING BOARD:  Mr. Tod McCullough ( Building Inspector), Mr. Curt Bartels, Mr. Jason Neels, Ms. Michelle

                                  Blackmer, Mrs. Brenda Anglese, Mr. Matt Newton, Mr. Mike Murphy, Mr. Troy VanDeWostine.

                                  Alternates:  Mr. Gail Dillin, Mr. Doug Rutledge, and Mr. Bob Petersen


CEMETERY:  Mr. Steve Possley, Mr. Tom Border


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