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A. Interference With Snow Removal:
1. After an accumulation of three inches (3") or more of snow has occurred and until both sides of the street, alley or public way have been plowed, it shall be unlawful to allow any vehicle to remain parked from the same side of a public street, alley or public way for more than twelve (12) hours after the opposite side of the street, alley or public way upon which the vehicle is parked has had the snow plowed by the village.

(Ord. 503, 9-6-1983)


2. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on Elm Street between Highway 38 and Brown Street at any time within twelve (12) hours after a snowfall of three inches (3") or more has occurred.

(Ord. 452, 3-4-1974, eff. 3-4-1974)


B. Towing Vehicle, Costs: Any motor vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section may be towed or moved to another location or to a village impoundment area by a village vehicle or private towing service. No vehicles towed to a village impoundment area shall be released to the owner, lienholder or other person entitled to possession unless proper proof of entitlement to possession is first furnished to the village and all storage charges and towing charges incurred by the village are paid to the village.

C. Nonliability Of Village Or Towing Service: The owner and lienholder of vehicles parked or standing in violation of this section shall not be entitled to any claim for damages to any motor vehicle unless wilful and wanton misconduct shall be established.

(Ord. 503, 9-6-1983)







Christmas in the Grove

December 9, 2016

Welcome to Franklin Grove's annual Christmas celebration

Come enjoy the Christmas light contest, gingerbread house contest, cookie sales, chili, wagon rides, kids games and more


Click here to visit the Christmas in the Grove webpage





Effective Immediately

Any water, sewer or garbage customer who receives a shut-off tag must the bill at:

Franklin Grove Village Hall

105 E. South Street

Franklin Grove, IL

Any questions contact the Village Clerk at



Ron Miller, Water and Sewer Superintendent



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Bill payment for Franklin Grove, IL

Bill Payment Information for Residents of Franklin Grove

Pay your water, sewer & garbage bills at the following locations:

*1st National Bank in Amboy (Franklin Grove Branch)

Village Hall - 105 E. South Street (East Door Slot)

Mail - allow 7 to 10 days for delivery

Village of Franklin Grove,IL

105 E South St

P.O. Box 206

Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031


*The bank no longer collects water bills for accounts targeted for shut off


For more information, see the minutes from the September 2016 meeting




Burning Ordinance

May burn tree leaves and twigs on private property only. Anytime between sunrise to sunset during the period from
March 15 through May 15 and September 15 through November 30



Brush Pickup

All garbage cans and yard waste to be set in front of the house not in the alley. Also grass clippings, etc. should be placed in a paper bag, not plastic.

All tree branches and brush no longer than 4 feet and tied in bundles of 40 to 50 lbs.


Building Permits

Any new construction or remodel needs to have a permit as well as any decks, fences, dog runs, etc.

When in doubt, call the Village Hall to inquire if a permit is needed.

Dumpsters and Street Obstructions

All dumpster and any other street obstructions require a permit to be obtained by the Village Zoning Officer




This is to notify all registered voters of the Village of Franklin Grove, that the following is a list of vacancies for the Village and Library Board that will appear on the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.


One (1) Village President

4-year term


One (1) Village Clerk

4-year term


Three (3) Village Trustee

4-year term


Three (3) Library Trustee

4-year term


One (1) Library Trustee

2-year unexpired term


Petitions are available from the Village Clerk starting September 26, 2016.

Petitions must be completed and returned to the Village Clerk no sooner than Monday, December 12, 2016 or later than Monday, December 19, 2016.

Anyone Interested in running for the above positions can pick up the petitions from the Village Clerk by calling 815-456-2131 to set up an appointment.


Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk



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