Village of Mt. Auburn, Illinois

A Great Place To Call Home

header photo

Welcome To The Village of Mt. Auburn

Mt Auburn was founded on July 11, 1839. At one point in time, it was considered for the placement of the state capitol location. 

Mt. Auburn is well known for their annual picnic that is held every August. This picnic has been held in Mt. Auburn since 1919, and currently takes place in the Mt. Auburn City Park. 

Mt. Auburn is part of Christian County Illinois. As of 2010, the population of the Village of Mt. Auburn is 480. 

Local Announcements

Village Board Meetings

Regular monthly board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month and begin at 7:00 pm at the village hall.  The public is always encouraged to attend.  Special board meetings and committee meetings are scheduled as needed.  Agendas for all meetings are posted on the front door of the Village Hall. 

Please notify the Village Clerk at least 72 hours in advance of Regular Meetings if there are any items that you would like added to the agenda.  Items missing from the Agenda will not be voted on.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

February 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

April 6, 2021 


Water Project

Phase one of the water project is complete.  Many areas of the village received new water mains and water meters.  The contractors have returned to complete the seeding and mulching of areas affected by the construction. We remind everyone to be aware of the areas where new grass seed has been sown and ask that you please refrain from parking or driving over those areas at this time to allow the grass to grow back.

The Village was awarded a grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for Phase Two of the water project. Phase two will replace the remaining water mains throughout the Village and is expected to begin later this year.

The Village was also awarded a grant in the amount of $251,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist with water system improvements.  A low interest loan was obtained through USDA to refinance the current water infrastructure loan and provide the additional leverage funds required for Phase Two of the project.

Some changes have taken place at the water plant to improve the quality of the water as it leaves the plant.  We continue our efforts to bring you clean drinking water. However, there may be occasional instances when the quality of the water is not ideal, especially during the upcoming construction.  If you experience extended periods of discolored water, please contact the water department at 217-676-5251 or the village hall at 217-676-2006 or



If you have an event within the community that you would like to add to the website, please send an email to  

Events Coming Up