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City of Belleville
101 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Ph: 618-233-6810

Mayor's Message

I extend my sincere appreciation to all the participants of the Moment of Remembrance Ceremony and Dedication of Phase 1 of the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois, including Colonel Laura Lenderman, Installation Commander of Scott Air Force Base, 375th Air Mobility Wing, for her heartfelt remarks. Many thanks to the September 11 Memorial Walkway Committee, and the numerous donors and contractors who gave much of their time into creating an unbelievable memorial, located at 1125 South Illinois Street, to honor those who perished 15 years ago in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The committee hopes to complete the plans and have all phases of the memorial completed for dedication by 9/11 of next year.

Fall is a busy time in Belleville. There are many activities and projects going on throughout our city from October 1st until the end of 2016. The 33rd Annual Chili Cook-Off is on the first Friday and Saturday of October. What a great family event! Our Downtown Belleville Trick-or-Treat is on Friday, October 28th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Please join us in honoring our Veterans on November 11th at the 18th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11:00am on the Public Square. Our annual Optimist Santa Parade is the day after Thanksgiving and the beginning of our 3rd Annual Christkindlmarket that is open every day through December 23rd.
Fall will see the completion of the North Illinois Streetscape, demolition of our old police administration building, asbestos abatement of City Hall, and increased work at the development of land across State Route 15 from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. (Many other announcements to come!)

We are very excited to see the reinvestment of the shopping complex located at 6401 West Main Street, including the expansion of Main Street Brewing Co. 4204, and other improvements. Also, the proposed upgrades scheduled for the Ace Hardware complex located at 6938 West Main Street are equally exciting.
Please remember to shop Belleville and make some family memories with all our holiday activities scheduled!

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Contact Us
Mayor Eckert
Mark W. Eckert

City Hall
101 So. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL  62220

Ph: 618-233-6518, x1239
DID: 618-355-8639
Fax: 618-233-6779

Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Alternate Contacts
Erin Clifford
Executive Assistant to Mayor
618-233-6518, x1207

Jessica Muckensturm
Administrative Assistant to Mayor's Office
618-233-6518, x1239