Tilton Board Approves Business Grants

The Tilton Village Board Thursday approved giving business stabilization grants to 14 small businesses which need help due to COVID-19.

The funding is not state or federal coronavirus pandemic funding, but village funding.

The board of trustees approved giving $65,000 in grants, $2,500 to $5,000 each, to help small businesses in the village with mortgage, utilities and other expenses.

 “We’re trying to help make sure our businesses reopen,” said Tilton Treasurer Tiffany Jones.

In other business, the board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Danville to spend $7,500 from the village’s community promotions budget line item to help with the fireworks display on July 4 at Danville Stadium.

Business Stabilization Grant

The Village of Tilton Board of Trustees approve a Business Stabilization Grant in the amounts shown below totaling $65000.00. This Grant was established to help those businesses in which were impacted by the mandatory closings of Restaurants and Non-Essential Business due to COVID-19.

Better Days Distillery Inc. $5,000

Green Jade Chinese Restaurant $5,000

Imagine Salon $5,000

Lupita’s Family Restaurant $5,000

Paw A Day $2,500

R & R Travel $5,000

Rich’s Family Restaurant $5,000

Robin’s Bar $5,000

RR Fitness $5,000

Southgate Salon $5,000

Midwest Auto Dealers (Toyota) $0

True Grit $5,000

Vermilion Auto Corp $0

Danville Institute $5,000

Burger King $2,500

Saloon by the Rail $5,000

Vehicles for Bid

The Village of Tilton will be bidding out 3 vehicles at the Next Regular Scheduled Board Meeting on August 20, 2020. The minimum bid on all three vehicles will be $500.00.

How to bid?

To bid on a vehicle, place your bid in a sealed envelope and mark it “bid enclosed” and reference which vehicle, as stated below. Then mail the bids to: Village of Tilton ATTN: LORI FIELDS, 1001 Tilton Road, Tilton, IL. Bids mist be received by 4:00pm  on August 20, 2020.


  1. 2008 Ford F-150 Pick-Up Truck- Mileage is approximately 80,394 and is being sold as is. Reference this as “Truck #1-no topper” on your bid. 116703710_2786874861418941_5062987050196411720_o 116753949_2786874978085596_6783940957918106055_o
  2. 2008 Ford D-150 Pick-Up Truck with Topper- Mileage is approximately 52,682 and is being sold as is. Reference this as “Truck #2 with Topper” on your bid.117158260_2786874878085606_7666742042572464379_o 117173704_2786874911418936_6754997055024037292_o
  3. 1999 GMC Yukon – Mileage is approximately 123,815 and is being sold as is. Reference this as “Yukon” on your bid. These Vehicles will not be able to be driven prior to the bid sale.     116879431_2786874921418935_2295327786379973863_o 117181716_2786874898085604_977074461702663970_o


Tilton Clean-Up

Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Tilton Ball Park 8:00am- Noon

Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Tilton Ball Park 8:00am- Noon

Senior Citizen Pick-Up: June 8-12, 2020 (Call for Pick-Up Prior to this Week)


Village Wide Rummage Sale

Due to the Governors current Stay-at-Home Order the Village of Tilton will be Postponing their Town-Wide Memorial Day Weekend Rummage Sales until a later date. All rummage sales that take place are to be done at your own risk. The Village of Tilton will not be sponsoring or supporting those event in anyway. The rescheduled date will be released at a later date.