Village of Marine Illinois

Utility Services Policy - effective April 1, 2015


March 1st, Annually - Vehicle Tax Becomes Double
TBD - Inoculations for pets
TBD, Fishing Derby at Marine Heritage Park sponsored by Jaycees
April 10th Firefighter's Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt @ 1:00 pm
May 19-21 Spring Yard Sale
June 24-25 Homecoming
2022 Balloons Over Marine Sept 23-24
October 6 - 8 FALL YARD SALE
Flu Shots TBD

October 31st, Annually – Halloween Trick or Treat – 5 to 8 p.m. on October 31 ONLY
TBD Christmas In The Park - Santa arrives by firetruck (hotdogs, cookies, and hot chocolate provided)

DEMOGRAPHICS: Source U. S. Census Bureau
Population: 912
Community: Rural
Location: On Illinois Route 143 MAP

Residents the weather siren is now in operating status?

The Village conducts a test on the first Tuesday of every month.

Village of Marine Illinois
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.


Date: 8/9/22 LookDown

Important Message from Illinois American Water

Dear Customer,

This is an important message from Illinois American Water.  We are beginning our annual maintenance program, which includes testing and flushing fire hydrants in addition to a temporary change in water treatment.  This work is expected to begin Tuesday August 9th and will occur across our system for the next three to six weeks. This work is part of our annual maintenance which supports continued water quality and fire protection.  While Illinois American Water crews are working, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or draw some discolored water for a short period of time. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes until the water runs clear. If discolored water occurs, please also refrain from doing laundry during that time. While we are completing this work, our water quality team will also be switching treatment to a form of chlorine known as “free chlorine,” which does not contain ammonia. This stronger disinfectant is typically used by water utilities when flushing water mains and fire hydrants. If you have a health care need that requires purified or filtered water, you should reach out to your healthcare provider with any questions.   During the temporary treatment change, customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor in their water.  There is no reason for concern. This is due to the switch in chlorine types.  If you are a landlord and water service is in your name, please inform your tenants so they are aware of this impact to their water service. In keeping with American Water’s focus on safety for both customers and employees, please do not approach our crews while they work. For more information or to see a map of the affected area please go to and click on 'Alerts'. You may also call 1-800-422-2782 for more information. Once again, for more information please go to or call 1-800-422-2782. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.


Please scroll down and click CODE RED logo to sign up and receive weather and boil order notices for Marine.

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.

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.



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