Phase 3 of Restore Illinois is scheduled for possible implementation on May 29.

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has posted guidelines and tool kits to assist with reopening businesses and returning people to work safely, available through this link.


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


Welcome to the City of Du Quoin

March 25, 2020

Welcome to the City of Du Quoin’s website.  As all are now aware, our daily activities and pursuits have taken an unusual and unpredictable turn.  Just a few weeks ago who could foresee that we would all be “staying in place.”  Who could predict that the City would implement new work rules that would protect our employees by keeping them away from each other for their personal safety?  When in the history of our town has City Hall been closed but open at the same time?

Today it is our primary mission to keep our employees and our citizens safe and healthy. Du Quoin is open, and we are working.  We are getting very good at social distancing.  Our Police and Fire Departments are there for you every day all day.  City Hall is physically closed, but it is open.  You can call (618 542 3841) if city services are needed. You can pay water bills on the website, on the phone, at the drop box near the entrance, or sign up for automatic debits.  If there is a need for services from the Street or Water Departments, we will be there.  In addition, we have undertaken practices which ensure that city facilities are sanitized and clean. Any emergency, any need in our town, city staff will be there.

Also, we have to say thank you to our businesses, schools, churches and community organizations.  When orders came down to close restaurants and bars, all of Du Quoin’s business owners willingly complied.  They understood WHY.  Although Du Quoin’s restaurants are closed, they, like City Hall, are open.  All you need to do is call, and their staff will make a “carry out” breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Another thank you goes to the people of Du Quoin.  They are “staying in place.”  They are practicing “social distancing.”  They are hand washing and trying on new personal hygiene measures each day.  They are watching out for themselves and their neighbors.  We are all each other have, and we are doing what needs to be done to stop the spread of the Coronavirus 2019 in Du Quoin.

Remember, we look closed, but we are open.  You need us; we’ll be there.

Be Safe,

Guy H. Alongi

For guidance and recommendations on facemasks,

visit   CDC Guidance on Wearing a Facemask


For updated Covid-19 information,

visit   CDC  Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website


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


Du Quoin Weather

Water Office Modified Payment Protocol

Due to the current Governor’s Executive Order, the payment window is closed temporarily to walk-in customers. Payments of cash or check can 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. Change cannot be provided at this time, but 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.

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


DCEO Restore Illinois Phase 3

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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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