The Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 2020-3 (which amends Ordinance 2010-2) and adds horses, mules, donkeys, etc. to the list of animals prohibited to be owned within Village of Chapin limits. 

The Village of Chapin is accepting applications for a part-time public works assistant.  This is a year round position that involves numerous activities including (but not limited to) street maintenance (winter and summer), minor repairs, meter reads.  Candidates must be at least 21 year of age and eligible for employment in Illinois and have basic math, reading, and communication skills.  Having a CDL, computer skills, and/or light plumbing, electrical, mechanical knowledge is preferred.

Candidates MUST be:
*Self-motivated and willing to take responsibility on projects
*Willing to work at any time (generally scheduled, but emergencies do arise)
*Willing to learn new skills as needed for the job
*Be comfortable on ladders and in tight spaces
*Be comfortable using chemicals

 A basic application for employment with the Village of Chapin is available at this link:

Employment Application.doc

Applications must be received at the Chapin Village Hall by 3:00pm on February 8, 2021.

As a courtesy to others, please be considerate and clean up after your pets when you walk them.
Please don't leave your pet's mess in someone else's yard or on public property.

Thank you to our emergency responders, Chapin Area Rescue Squad, Chapin Police Department, Chapin Rural Fire, Chapin Volunteer Fire Department, Lifestar Ambulance, Meredosia-Bluffs Rescue Squad, Morgan County Sheriff Department, and the West Central Joint Dispatch center for responding when needed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic!

As of November 20, 2020, we are not able to rent the Chapin American Legion due to the COVID-19 pandemic and State guidelines.

Also, the Village Hall is closed to the public. Our employees are still working and conducting business.

Please either leave communications in the drop box on the blue door of Village Hall, or email us at: 

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Application for Employment

(for all departments)

Please be considerate of others and keep in mind the following sections of

Nuisance Ordinance 2010-2:

Page 3, section 1-2-1, regarding leash laws.

Page 23, section 2-4-2, regarding burning garbage, household goods, and refuse within Village limits.

Page 23, section 2-4-3, regarding burning in streets, lanes, avenues,alleys within Village limits.

Page 23, section 2-4-4, regarding the burning leaves, brush, and other vegetation within Village limits. 


The Onken General Store building

Ordinance 2017-11 establishing Curbside Yard Waste pick up has been added to the Village Ordinances page of this website.

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A Great Place to Call Home

To review the most current cemetery regulations, please click the "Village Ordinances" link above.

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