Carlock News

  • TIF District Hearings

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019; 6:00p.m. - Taxing Body Officials Hearing

    Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6:00p.m. - Public Hearing

    Both hearings will be held at the Carlock Library Meeting Room.

    TIF Map

    What is a TIF District?

    • A TIF district essentially reallocates funds from property taxes to encourage investment within the district. An important thing for property owners within the TIF to understand is that their property tax rates do not automatically go up with the creation of a TIF.
    • The assessed value of the properties within the TIF district at its establishment becomes the base assessed value. The property taxes collected on that base assessed value get apportioned to the taxing bodies as normal throughout the term of the TIF.
    • During the term of the TIF District, taxes collected on any improvement in assessed value above the baseline value are captured entirely by the Village of Carlock.
    • After the term of the TIF, taxes on the entire assessed value get apportioned to the taxing bodies as before the TIF was established.
    • The tax rates themselves do not change as a result of the TIF.  Property tax rates will only increase if a taxing body decides to raise their rates.
    • TIF dollars collected must be used within the TIF district . . for infrastructure, improvements, incentives for building and improvements, business development, etc.
    • The collection of TIF monies helps keep the village from raising the village property tax rate, and frees up the general budget funds for needs throughout the rest of the village.
    • In order for areas to be included in a TIF District, criteria must be met that demonstrate the areas are blighted or growth is stagnate.  TIF District areas must be contiguous.
  • Town Meeting - Water Rates Discussion

    DATE:  Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    TIME:  7:00p.m.

    WHERE:  White Oak Township Community Building

    Please join us for a an open town meeting to learn about the current and future water plant needs and the cost and expenses associated with them.  Village Board members will give a presentation outlining cost figures and proposed future rates.  There will be time for questions and input following the presentation. 

  • CHANGED DATE! Second Saturday Series - Kickball Tournament

    Gather your friends. . .gather your co-workers. . . .gather your neighbors. . .gather your people!

    Put together your team for the Round Robin Kickball Tournament!

    NEW DATE:  Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Start time:  9:00am     Schedule TBD based on # teams.

    Registration:  $40/team        Click HERE to register your team.   Click HERE for rules.

    Winning Team will receive a traveling trophy and bragging rights.

  • Carlock Proclaims May to be ALS Awareness Month

    In action at the April, 2019 meeting, Village President, Jeremiah Houston, proclaimed May to be Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month.  We encourage our residents to take some time to learn about this devastating disease and perhaps give towards finding a cure.  More can be learned by visiting the ALS Association website at:


  • Carlock Spring Renewal Project

    CLEAN UP! - May 4th (Raindate:  May 18th) marks the date for Carlock's Spring Renewal Project.  Several Community Groups have committeed to taking on some clean-up projects around the village.  Won't you join along and help us build some CARLOCK PRIDE and keep our welcoming town beautiful?  Click on the link below to see projects that are needed to be completed.  We welcome groups and individuals. . don't be shy!  Drop an email to Rhonda at or text her at 309/275.8451 to let her you can help and what project you'd like to be involved with.  Of course, we'll take volunteers on that day as well, but letting us know you're planning to join us will help us plan for food. 

    GET RID OF THE JUNK! - There will also be a dumpster located down by the water tower on this day for residents to get rid of junk. . . IT'S FREE!  (Sorry. . we cannot accept electrical devices, appliances, tires, oil, batteries, yard waste, concrete or paint that is still in liquid form.)



  • Pet Vaccination Clinic May 18th in Carlock

    Eastland Companion Animal Hospital will be holding a walk-in vaccination clinic at the Village of Carlock Maintenance Shed (near water tower) on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

    All residents of Carlock and outlying areas are welcome to attend.

    No office visit fee will be charged.  Vaccinations fro canines and felines will be at a reduced price. 

    Cash or check will be accepted.

  • Two Part-time Positions Available with Village

    Two part-time positions are available and have been posted for the Village:

    Assistant to the Water Plant Manager

    Public Works Technician

    Position descriptions and requirements can be found by clicking on each link.  We are looking for two part-time individuals, but it is possible the right person could fulfill both positions.  In that case, however, the position would still be considered part-time as both positions would have fluxuating hours and the Public Works position's hours would vary due to the seasons.

    Questions can be directed to:  Rhonda Baer by email: or phone:  309/275.8451 evenings and weekends.


    The boil order, that was in effect for Carlock residences and businesses on Washington and Franklin Streets west of Division and east of Milligan, has been lifted.  The order was a precautionary measure while flushing the mains as a step to correct the excess iron in the water causing discoloration. 

  • Ryan Eaves Joins Board of Trustees

    The Village Board approved the appointment of Ryan Eaves to the Village Board of Trustees at the January 22nd meeting.  Village President made the appointment to replace Trustee James Fenton after he submitted his resignation.  Eaves will fulfill the committee assignments that were left open after Fenton's resignation until new committee assignments are made in the Spring.

  • Peddlers

    BE AWARE. . .we have seen a couple posts and have had a couple reports about people going door to door asking to see electric bills and/or saying that gas meters need to be updated. Please do NOT let these people in your house and/or look at your utility bills that could have personal information.

    Door-to-door peddlers are required by ordinance to purchase a Peddler Permit from the Village of Carlock. The police help us check their credentials and backgrounds to verify that they are legitimate. THERE HAVE BEEN NO PERMITS ISSUED AT THIS TIME FOR THESE ACTIVITIES.

    Should anyone stop at your door wanting to gain access to your home or your information, you can take these precautions:
    1. Do NOT let them step in your house.
    2. Ask to see their Peddlers Permit issued by the Village of Carlock.
    3. Ask to see their Comany ID/Credentials
    4. Call the village office or call the police if they are persistent and refuse to leave. Danvers and McLean Co. have both responded to previous reports.
    5. Do not give them information that lets them know you are alone in the house.

    Phone numbers:
    Village of Carlock Office: 309-376-2219
    Danvers Police Non-Emergency: 309-963-6330; Emergency:  911
    Metcom Non-Emergency (for McLean Co police): 309-888-5030; Emergency:  911