A progressive community located in Iroquois County, 90 miles south of Chicago, Watseka, Illinois provides big city convenience in a rural setting.

City Hall


Watseka’s New City Municipal Center was built in 2009. It now holds the police department offices and City Hall offices.  The Current Mayor is Robert Harwood.  All City Committee meetings and Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers. The water bills are paid at this location as well as getting any permits that are needed through code enforcement. City Hall is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 to 4:30

Lakeview Park


Lakeview Park was built in 2007. I has a ¾ mile walking path around a 5.5 acre stocked fishing area. Lakeview also has a fishing pier. There is a pavilion that was donated by the local Kiwanis club that can be reserved at any time for parties by calling City Hall at 815-432-2711. Lakeview Park also has a skate park, playground equipment and a basketball court.

Ordinance NO. 2418

An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2403, Authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds is available as a DOWNLOAD PDF