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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Trick-or-Treating in the City of Columbia

Halloween Information

The City of Columbia does not regulate how or when its citizens decide to trick-or-treat, but does recommend following Halloween guidance prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health to allow for safe Halloween celebrations.  We hope you ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Fall Leaf Removal

Leaf Removal Newsflash

The City of Columbia has contracted with ATRC, LLC (contact phone 618-340-0755) for fall leaf removal services. Leaf removal for Columbia residents has been scheduled to begin on Monday, October 19 and will continue thru Friday, December 4, 2020. Continuo...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Fall Fun at the Scarecrow Crawl thru October 31

Scarecrow Crawl Visitors Newsflash

Quickly becoming a community loved event, the Columbia's Scarecrow Crawl planned for October 8 through October 31 showcases over 50 scarecrows! Come take a stroll on Historic Main Street to see all the amazing entries created by individuals, schools, busi...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Scavenger Hunt Contest Showcases New Self-Guided Historic Main Street Walking Tour Signs

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Discover Columbia's Historic Main Street on foot and get an up close and personal view of Columbia's culture, character and charm. Correctly answer all of the scavenger hunt questions (click on the link below) by November 13, 2020 for a chance to win one ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

New Municipal Electric Aggregation Rate Saves Columbia Residents 20%

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On June 16, 2020, a group comprised of municipalities across central and southern Illinois held a bid opening for the purchase of the combined electric supply of its residents and eligible small businesses. Effective with the first meter read this Decembe...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Election Petition Packets Available Now

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Petitions for the Consolidated Election to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 for City of Columbia offices of Mayor, Clerk and Aldermen Wards 1 – 4 may be obtained at the City Hall Municipal Building, City Clerk’s Office, 208 S. Rapp Av...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Business Interruption Grant Program

B.I.G. Grants Newsflash

The Governor announced the opening of the second round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program. These grants will be available to all small businesses statewide that experienced losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application is available on...

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