COVID-19 continues to be top of mind, and we have been actively monitoring updates from the CDC, State of Illinois, and the Richland County Health Office to help us manage through this rapidly evolving situation.
This LINK provides details for Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  Richland County has entered Phase 4.

The following has been put in place in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
  • The Olney City Hall lobby has re-opened to the public.  Visitors are asked to wear face coverings and observe social distancing  
  • Phone and online correspondence is still recommended, if possible.  For those residents that need to pay a bill, you can do so in the following ways to avoid an in-person visit:
    1.  The "Make a Payment" icon on this website
    2.  Placing your payment into the dropbox to the left of the front door of City Hall
    3.  At local banks with a check
    4.  Via regular mail
    5.  Via online bill pay through your banking website
  • Late fees have been re-instated as of August, and non-payment disconnections have resumed since May
  • Special events and park facility reservations can take place in Phase 4 as long as no more than 50 people will be gathered.  Park facility reservations will be allowed as long as there is no more than one event per facility per day
  • City of Olney playgrounds will re-open in Phase 4, per the City Council
  • Liquor license renewal payments for the 2020/2021 year are extended 60 days from the date that licensed bars/restaurants/gaming parlors/private clubs may re-open for alcohol sales
  • In Phase 4, the Musgrove Aquatic Center will be opening on June 27th, however several changes will be necessary.  More information can be found HERE.
  • Borah Lake Beach will open in Phase 4 on June 26th
  • All competitive sporting events may resume in Phase 4.  Please socially distance to the best of your ability
The Olney Little League has announced that they will not be moving forward with the 2020 season due to the numerous restrictions and requirements put into place by Little League International and the State of Illinois.