*PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT  –  NEW ROUND OF PPP LOANS

A second round of Payroll Protection Program loans begins today through the Small Business Administration. The new round is like the first round launched in 2020 which provides businesses with forgivable loans primarily intended to provide payroll protection. Businesses that did not apply in the first round can participate under the original rules. Businesses that did participate in the first round may qualify for a second loan if they can demonstrate a reduction of 25% in gross receipts in any quarter of 2020 over 2019. In addition, the original loan amounts must have been spent. Community lenders, banks, and commercial lenders make the loans with documentation provided by the business.

More details can be found by visiting the Small Business Administration webpage  at sba.gov (click here)


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*PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DOWNTOWN DU QUOIN BUILDING OWNERS – INCENTIVES OFFERED FOR NEW ROOF

The Du Quoin Community Development Corporation (DCDC) and the City of Du Quoin announce a joint program to provide major incentives for roof replacements for buildings in downtown Du Quoin. The program anticipates new 25-year roofs for 10 buildings in 2021: five in the spring and five in the fall. Program continuation after 2021 will depend on public demand and initial program success in the coming year. – please click this link for more information Du Quoin Community Development Corporation Roof Program

Applications available here:

DCDC Roof Program Application – fill-able pdf

DCDC Roof Program Application MSWord


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*Urgent Notice Regarding Online Payments using doxo.com!

The website doxo.com is not affiliated with the City of Du Quoin. The company doxo.com is a third party vendor that charges customers a fee to pay bills online. Payments are made on behalf of their customers by issuing a paper check to the vendor. The website is not maintained by the City of Du Quoin and payments are not applied until checks have been received from the USPS. The City of Du Quoin does not contract with doxo.com and does not control any aspect of their process. If you want to make an online payment – free of charge – please click this link City of Du Quoin Online Payments

Snapshot of DOXO.com webpage 

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Recycle Program – suspended January 1, 2021

The end of 2020 will mark the end of the recycling program in the City of Du Quoin. Due to revenue shortfalls from the affects of the Coronavirus shut-downs, the City has had to make some hard decisions regarding City operations. Unfortunately, the cost of the recycle bin hauling is not sustainable at this time.

A cost results each time a bin is emptied. Bins fill up quickly when items are not properly prepared for recycling. For example, boxes should be broken down in order to save space in the bin. When large boxes are thrown in the bin intact, the bin fills up quickly resulting in more calls to empty them. There have also been a number of non-recyclable items thrown at the station in which the City must pay for disposal. Trash, construction, and household items have always been prohibited. However, there have been instances of tires, coolers, cabinets, and etc., thrown out by the bins. The City must then pay additional costs to haul those items away.

The City remains hopeful that a recycling program may be re-initiated in the future.

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Welcome to the City of Du Quoin

Happy Holidays

Water Office Open for Business

The payment window is once again open to walk-in customers.

Payments of cash or check can also be placed in the drop box next to the entry doors. Please secure your payment and bill by placing in an envelope, plastic bag, paper clipped, or etc. Payments in excess will be applied to your next bill. If a receipt is required (other than your canceled check), please call us and one will be mailed to the billing address.

Text Notifications

Have you signed up for our notifications … boil orders, road closures and emergency matters (weather emergencies not included)?

To sign up from your mobile phone –

  1. Create a new text message
  2. In the (To:) field type in the numbers 33222
  3. In the message field type DUQUOIN (all capital letters, no spaces)
  4. Press send

If you need assistance please call us @ 542-3841, M-F 7:30-4:30

Online Bill Pay

IMPORTANT. The City of Du Quoin has recently updated its online bill pay system. You must create a new account and provide your present water usage reading if you have not paid online since May, 2019. Your present reading is found in the second column of your most recent bill and is needed for security purposes. You may also pay over the phone by dialing (877) 231-0983.

Additional Payment Options

  • Pay over the phone by dialing (877) 231-0983

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Water Service Disconnections were resumed with Phase 4 of Restore Illinois on June 26, 2020. Please avoid disconnection by paying bills prior to the shut-off date.

*Urgent Notice Regarding Online Payments using doxo.com!

The website doxo.com is not affiliated with the City of Du Quoin. The company doxo.com is a third party vendor that charges customers a fee to pay bills online. Payments are made on behalf of their customers by issuing a paper check to the vendor. The website is not maintained by the City of Du Quoin and payments are not applied until checks have been received from the USPS. The City of Du Quoin does not contract with doxo.com and does not control any aspect of their process. If you want to make an online payment – free of charge – please click this link City of Du Quoin Online Payments

Snapshot of DOXO.com webpage 

Du Quoin Weather

Du Quoin Tourism

Phase 4 of Restore Illinois was implemented Friday June 26.

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has posted guidelines to assist with reopening businesses and returning people to work safely…

*Service Counters  *Retailers  *Restaurants and Bars  *Offices *Meetings  *Health and fitness  *Day camps  *Youth sports  *Personal care  *Museums

Click for Printable Signage for Reopening                More resources are also available through this link.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Perry County Health Department at (618) 357-5371 or https://perryhealth.net/

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State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website                     Visit daily for the  COVID-19 update Press Conference live at 2:30pm.

Coronavirus guidance for America

For more information, visit the CDC website at Coronavirus.gov

For local information such as SIH Drive through testing sites, visit the Southern Illinois Healthcare site at https://www.sih.net/covid19-signs-and-symptoms

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For guidance and recommendations on facemasks,

visit   CDC Guidance on Wearing a Facemask

 

For updated Covid-19 information,

visit   CDC  Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website

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DCEO Restore Illinois Phase 3

Posters provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

Mayor's Message

Dear Friends and Visitors: Du Quoin welcomes you!  Whether you live and work here, or are visiting to enjoy one of our many events and activities, you have come to a town where the people are knowingly friendly and caring, and always helpful. Du Quoin is a happening place.  For decades this town of just over 6000 people has been know across the country for its hospitality and resources.  Ask a NASCAR driver where Du Quoin is, he’ll tell you.  Run into some Airstream campers in California, they’ll tell you about their stay in Du Quoin.  Horse racing, auto racing, cattle roping, rodeo bull riding, sports tournaments, flea markets, shining holiday lights, home shows, NubAbility training, a great State Fair, and more—it all happens in Du Quoin. And, Du Quoin has a real downtown, a historic downtown.  Our residents have devoted their energy and work to maintaining a picturesque and authentic downtown.  The City has kept the infrastructure up to date, and newly paved roads welcome our residents and guests.  If you walk along Main Street, it will be impossible for you to stay out of the shops and restaurants. Marshall Browning Hospital, the Middle School and High School, they are all new and utilize the latest technology.  The churches of Du Quoin serve the major faiths.  Keyes Park will help entertain the children.  This Town of six thousand people has all the resources a person would need.  But, it has another asset not found everywhere.  Du Quoin is a small town with welcoming warmth, and it is always friendly and safe. It is an honor to serve as Mayor of Du Quoin.  As Mayor it is my task and intent to serve the needs of our residents, guests and visitors.  If you need to know anything about our “doing” town, there are numbers of ways to find an answer.  Call the City Hall, 618-542-3841.  Go to: http://www.duquointourism.org.  Call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-542-9570, or the Tourism Commission at 618-542-8338.  Contact me personally at guyalongi@duquoin.org.  Whether you are a resident or visitor, enjoy Du Quoin

Guy H. Alongi, Mayor

Contact Us...

City Hall/Clerk’s Office:
302 E. Poplar St., DuQuoin, IL 62832
Email address: dq@duquoin.org
Telephone: 618-542-3841
Fax: 618-542-4735

Du Quoin Chamber of Commerce:
618-542-9570
Email: dqchamber@comcast.net

 

Questions and suggestions for the web site to…
webmaster@duquoin.org

 

A Special Thank You...

 A special thanks to the Du Quoin Evening Call and Jason Hill for the use of their photos on the website.

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