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


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Water Service Disconnections

Phase 4 of Restore Illinois on June 26, 2020 – When Phase 4 was initiated, utility shut-offs resumed in Illinois. Please keep in mind that balances carried forward during the Coronavirus shut down will remain on accounts. Affected customers have been sent notification via USPS mailings.


Welcome to the City of Du Quoin

July 1, 2020

Welcome to Summer Du Quoin:

As we get ready to enjoy the 4th of July weekend, many of us are wondering how we are going to do that?  It isn’t going to be like any 4th of July in the past.

Fortunately for Illinois, we are entering Phase 4 of the reopening plan. Du Quoin’s restaurants are opening, but with new rules.  You’ll find the staff and servers all wearing masks and gloves.  New sanitation procedures will be in place, and the tables will have been rearranged to provide safe distance.  Take a moment to enjoy Du Quoin’s restaurants.  You’ll enjoy the experience.

As for City Hall.  We are open.  It always helps to make an appointment if you need to see us, but if we are here, we will visit with you and provide any help we can.  If you need to see me and I am here, do stop by.  All of us are here to serve the people of Du Quoin and its visitors.

Do know that we are practicing social distancing, and we do wear masks when visitors arrive.  Also, we have been sanitizing our facilities.  Unfortunately, we cannot open the parks because of the danger of catching and spreading Covid-19.  Contact tracking would be extremely difficult if an incident occurred in one of our parks.

The good news is that we will be able to open the Pool for supervised activities.  Beginning the 1st of July, the Pool will be open to the public with the following schedule:

Monday to Friday

Noon to 2PM,      2:30 to 4:30PM,    5:00 to 7PM


12:00 to 2PM,     2:30 to 4:30PM


Noon to 2PM

Only 42 swimmers will be allowed at a session.  And, we’ll be taking temperatures plus practicing social distancing.  Enjoy the Pool and be Safe.

Enjoy the Summer in Du Quoin,

Guy H. Alongi

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


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

For local information such as SIH Drive through testing sites, visit the Southern Illinois Healthcare site at


For guidance and recommendations on facemasks,

visit   CDC Guidance on Wearing a Facemask


For updated Covid-19 information,

visit   CDC  Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website


DQ Letter to NonEssential Businesses 3-21-2020

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) have provided additional guidance at Stay-at-Home-EO-FAQ


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:  Call the Chamber of Commerce at 618-542-9570, or the Tourism Commission at 618-542-8338.  Contact me personally at  Whether you are a resident or visitor, enjoy Du Quoin!

Serving Always,
Guy Alongi, Mayor
City of Du Quoin

Contact Us...

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

Du Quoin Chamber of Commerce:


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 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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