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Mayor's Message Regarding Electrical Ordinance

Belleville, Ill. – September 17, 2020 – It’s important to all elected officials and employees at the City of Belleville that factual information be shared with constituents. Unfortunately, there has been an increasing amount of misinformation circulated throughout our community, which does nothing more than hurt the community we’re trying to build. So, the City of Belleville would like to address recent commentary, rampant with misinformation, regarding the Electrical Commission and our city’s Electrical Ordinance. READ MORE

City of Belleville Promotes Firefighters, Bids Farewell to Deputy Chief and Names First Female Battalion Chief

Belleville, Ill. – September 9, 2020 – The City of Belleville last night promoted three firefighters and honored outgoing Deputy Fire Chief Arthur “Bud” Jacobs for his nearly 30 years of service to the Belleville Fire Department. 

“After 26 ½ years of service, with six-and-a-half being deputy fire chief, I would like to thank Bud Jacobs for his dedication to the residents of the City of Belleville,” said Mayor Mark Eckert. “We’ll miss you and wish you well as you enjoy retirement.” 

In addition to Jacobs’ departure, Captain Stephanie Mills was promoted to battalion chief, Engineer Jeremy DeJournett was promoted to captain, and Firefighter Josh Owens was promoted to engineer. 

“During my time as mayor, we have worked hard to always place the right person in the right role,” said Eckert. “We’ve come a long way in that and a long way in diversifying our employee base. So, I am certain these promotions are putting the right people in the right place to do the best job possible for the City of Belleville and its residents.” READ MORE

City Council 9-8-20

Belleville, Ill. - Sept. 3, 2020 - Celebrating Our Workforce  
We'd like to thank all of the unions who work every day to make the City of Belleville a great place to work, live, and play! Please stay safe as you approach the holiday weekend and be sure to honor those who have made labor and hard work part of the fabric of our culture. Here’s to you! 

Belleville, Ill. – August 28, 2020 – City of Belleville Offers Free Masks to Combat Rising COVID-19 Positivity Rates 

Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, the City of Belleville is offering free surgical face masks to residents who live in Belleville. The city has 85,500 masks, and residents may each receive two masks which are available for pick-up at various locations throughout the city. For full details, click here.


Belleville, Ill. - August 21, 2020 City of Belleville to Host Virtual 9/11 Ceremony 

911 Opens in new windowThe City of Belleville, along with the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois Committee, will host its annual September 11 Moment of Remembrance in a virtual format this year.

 The event will take place Fri., Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Only program participants will be allowed on site for this year’s ceremony, but all are welcome to view the event, which will be streamed live at  READ MORE

Belleville, Ill. – August 18, 2020  Two Inducted to City of Belleville’s Walk of Fame  

 The City of Belleville last night inducted two additional individuals to the Belleville Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame honors people who have made significant contributions to the history of the City of Belleville. A new class of honorees is inducted every two years. The 2020walk-of-fame-square honorees are Theodore Erasmus Hilgard and Ruth A. Sterling...READ MORE


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