The Village of Marine, located in Madison County, was settled by a sea captain and some sailor friends. Upon arriving on the Illinois prairie, these settlers saw the prairie grasses blowing in the wind, and it reminded them of waves of the sea; and thus, they called the area Marine. Therefore, when the local Girl Scout troop requested to use an area of land at the Heritage Park and Lake for their Prairie Project, it was only fitting that the troop should be allowed to plant prairie grasses and wild flowers.
Utility Services Policy - effective April 1, 2015
DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 1st, Annually - Vehicle Tax Becomes Double
April 9th, 2017 Firemen’s Easter Egg Hunt - Firemen’s Park
April 3rd, 2017 - Consolidated Election
April 22nd, 2017 – Inoculations for pets at Marine Village Park – Reduced Cost from 9:30am to 10:30am.
April 22nd, 2017 - Kid Fishing Debry at Marine Heritage Park sponsored by Jaycees
May 18th,19th,20th, 2017 - Spring Community Yard Sale
June 23rd and 24th, 2017 – Marine Homecoming sponsored by Marine Lion’s Club
August 12th and 13th, 2017 - Chillin and Grillin (BBQ) at Marine Village Park
Fall Garage Sale - September 14 - 16
September 22nd, 23rd, (rain day 24th), 2017 - Balloons Over Marine
September 23rd, 2017 - K-9 5K - Registration at 8am
October (TBD) 2017 - Fall Community Yard Sale
October 31st, Annually – Halloween Trick or Treat – 5 to 8 p.m. on October 31 ONLY
November 16, 2017 – Flu Shots 3-6pm at Marine Senior Center by Marine Township
December (TBD) 2017 Christmas in the Park with Santa arriving at 6:30pm
DEMOGRAPHICS: Source U. S. Census Bureau
Location: On Illinois Route 143 MAP
COMMUNITY ALERT EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM
Residents the weather siren is now in operating status?
The Village conducts a test on the first Tuesday of every month.
Emergency service offered by Madison County.
Residents can sign up for CodeRed at the Madison County Emergency Management Agency web site:
Or by calling Emergency Management Agency at 618/692-0537 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our small community, incorporated in 1888 and comprised of 960 citizens, is surrounded by farmland. Although rural by nature, Marine is conveniently located north of Interstate 70 which allows residents ready access to the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
Our Village boasts two parks—the Village Park and the Heritage Park and Lake. The Heritage Park is the trailhead for the Madison County Transit Bikeway. Both parks include picnic pavilions and playgrounds. Also the Marine Volunteer Fire Department owns and maintains a park complete with ball diamonds that are used by the youth of the Village.
A tank that sits in the Village Park commemorates those brave individuals who have served our country. A Gazebo, constructed in 1912, is the focal point of the Village Park. In the past, the Gazebo has been used for many band concerts and weddings. South of the park is a small library that was the home of the American Women’s League in the early 1900s. This building is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Each summer, the last weekend in June, the Marine Lion’s Club hosts the annual Homecoming and Parade which draws people from surrounding communities.
To celebrate the Christmas season, the Village Park is brightly decorated with thousands of lights, which are lighted from Thanksgiving until New Years. The Village sponsors “Christmas in the Park” with a bonfire, refreshments, and a visit from Santa, who has treats for the children.
Marine is part of the Triad Community Unit School District No. 2. Students attend Triad High School, Triad Middle School, or Marine Elementary School. Marine Elementary School is a K through 5 building in the Triad School District with state of the art technology.