March 14, 2020


Dear Citizens,


We are fully aware that some customers may turn to other items due to the shortage of toilet paper in surrounding stores. We are asking that you do not flush anything other than toilet paper. The use of paper towels, facial tissues, baby wipes, flushable wipes, and other similar items do not break down like toilet paper and can cause sanitary sewer overflows. That causes additional health issues on top of worries about the COVID-19.


We thank you for the cooperation and if you have any questions please reach out to our office at (217) 477-0800. Visit for the most current updates regarding the COVID-19.





Village of Tilton

Public Works/Sanitary Department


As a result of the overwhelming concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Village Board decided this morning to Cancel the board meeting scheduled for March 19, 2020, for the safety of our Village Officials and Citizens. The Sewer Meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 has also been canceled. The Board as given the authority for Mayor David Phillips to approve all bills from February 2020 and allow the treasurer to pay them.


  • Mayor, David Phillips
  • Trustee, Virgil Sheets
  • Trustee, Ryan Washkowiak
  • Trustee, Brian Cornett
  • Trustee, Bob Finely
  • Trustee, Bill Wear
  • Trustee, Judie Barett


Effective Today, March 13, 2020, until further notice, we ask that all visitors to City Hall be free of respiratory infection and respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The city’s departments will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will adjust these restrictions as needed.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (217) 477-0800. For more information regarding COVID-19 visit

Sewer Rate Increase for 2020-2021

Village of Tilton

October 23, 2019

Tilton Sewer Customer

To all Sewer Customers of the Village of Tilton:

As of January 1, 2020, the sewer rate for customers will increase as follows:

$20.00 basic user fee up to the first 1,000 gallons and an additional $3.00 per 1,000 gallons used.

As of January 1, 2021, the sewer rate for customers will increase as follows:

$25.00 basic user fee up to the first 1,000 gallons and an additional $4.00 per 1,000 gallons used.

The Village Board considered several factors in establishing these rates. As many of you are aware, our sewer system in approximately 70 years old and continues to deteriorate each year. We want to make sure that our citizens are safe and treated fairly. Our current basic user fee is $12.00, making it one of the lowest rates in the state.

We have had conversations with other entities in the past about selling our sewer system to someone with the funds to make the improvements. This would have probably raised user fees to almost $100.00 per month. Which we would like to avoid. Our goal is to make the sewer rates affordable to our citizens but also make it safe.

The Village of Tilton plans to borrow $18,000,000.00 from the Environmental Protection Agency in the next year or so to be able to make the improvements that our sanitary sewer system so desperately needs.

Thank You,

David A. Phillips, Mayor

Virgil Sheets, Trustee

Billy Wear, Trustee

Judie Barrett, Trustee

Ryan Washkowiak, Trustee

Brian Cornett, Trustee

Town-Wide Rummage Sales


OCTOBER 5, 2019:

Rummage Sales Fall, 2019

Rummage Sales Fall, 2019

108 E. 4th Street-Saturday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm-Vintage, Antiques and way too much more to list. Do not miss this one!

201 E 5th Street-lots of miscellaneous and new items.  Tools, knick knacks, too much to list!!!!!

104 W. 3rd Street- Friday & Saturday 8-4, Boys and Girl Clothing all sizes, Men and Women Clothing, Purses, Shoes, Bicycles(need work done to them), Scrub tops & pants, Houseware Items, Coats, Halloween Costumes, Boat & Trailer(needs work done to them), Snow Blower.

120 W. 3rd Street- Girl Clothes size 2T-3T, Girl Clothes size 10-12. Kids Shoes, High Chair.

205 W. 4th Street-Oak TV Stand, Full Size Bed & Twin Bed NEW, Night Stand, End Tables, Home Interior Pictures, DVD’s, Coats, Purses, Shoes, Rugs, Miss Me Jeans, Silver Jeans, Bed Clothes, & Miscellaneous.

109 W. 5th St. – Fri 9am-? & Sat 8am-? – HUGE MULTI FAMILY. Boy 3 mo.-14/16. Girls Newborn-12 mo. Men’s XL and Woman’s S-3X. Some maternity. Miss Me and Rock Revivals. Baby Items, Toys, Books, DVDs, Hunting Items, Baseball Items, Home Decor, Kitchen & Household Items. 2 Kitchen Tables w/ Chairs, 2 Sitting Chairs, Snap On Stool and Table set. Coca-Cola Collectibles, Tires and Rims, and SO MUCH MORE… Come Take a look!

1308 N 2nd Street-Lots of Boy Clothes, Junior Girl Clothes, Women and Men Clothes, Furniture, Longaberger Baskets, Household Items. MOVING SALE!!

210 South G Street-Girl Clothing, Fall Decorations, Furniture, lots of Miscellaneous

210 Benson Street-Children & Junior Clothing, Men & Women Clothing, Household Items, Antiques, Lots of Miscellaneous.

594 Glendale(south end of the overpass)-Indian Figurines, 2 24 Volt Four Wheelers like new, 2 Folding Beds like new, Tons of almost new 2X women clothing, & Miscellaneous.

1002 and 1004 Glendale(Senior Apartments)- Variety of Items

103 Brentwood-Girl Clothes, Coats, Adult Clothes up to 2x, and Kids Clothes size 14-16.

211 Brentwood-Household Items, Craft Supplies, Womens Clothing Sm-3X, Vintage Patio Set

414 Brentwood-Clothes, Appliances, and Miscellaneous

512 Crestwood-Body Shop Tools, Handyman Tools, Saws, Bench Press, Furnace, Miscellaneous..

514 Crestwood-Gas Stove, Gas Dryer, and Odds and ends.

205 Atwood-Baby Items, Men & Women Clothing, Tupperware, and More..

705 Atwood-Estate Sale, Furnishings, Household Items, Clothing, Etc.

1806 Adams-Kids Clothes, Household Items, TV Stand

1810 Monroe-Boys Clothes 2T and Smaller, Variety Sizes of Men and Women Clothing, Toys, and Household Items.

116 Taylor-8:00 am to 4:00 pm-No Rain Date-DON’T MISS THIS ONE-Lots of Miscellaneous, Tools, Glass, Fall Items, Cheap Prices…Let’s Move It!!!

1743 King Street-6:00 am to 8:00 am only-Lots of Pageant Dresses and Sophia’s Clothing size 5-7, Some of Sophia’s Proceeds will be donated to Parkinson’s Awareness.

2011 King Street-Girl & Boys Clothing, Women & Mens Clothing, Miscellaneous Household Items, Furniture, and Toys

203 E. 14th Street- Appliances, Tools, Clothing, Household Items, 10X10 Dog Kennel.

565 E. Ross Lane-Antique Tables, Dressers, Framed Pictures, Clothes Women’s XL, Tall Pants, Household Items, Shoes Size 10, Purses, Kitchen Items and Lots of Miscellaneous.