The Carthage city government is comprised of the Mayor and Aldermen. There are two Aldermen from each of the three city wards. They can be reached at City Hall, 217-357-3119.

City Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the City of Carthage Offices, 538 Wabash, Carthage, IL (South side of the Square).

Meeting Scheduled Time
Regular Council Meeting7:00 pm - Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month and typically on the last business day in April to close out the fiscal year.
Public Property Meetings6:30 pm - First Monday of each month.
Public Safety Meetings7:00 pm - Monday prior to first council meeting of each month.
Finance Meetings6:00 pm - Monday immediately prior to the first regularly scheduled council meeting of the month.
Public Works Meetings6:00 pm - Same days as the regularly scheduled council meetings.
Plan Commission Meetings5:15 pm - First Wednesday of each month.
Board of Appeals MeetingsScheduled as needed.
Museum Board Meetings5:00 pm - Third Tuesday of each month.

Upcoming Events


May 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

New Works Concert

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bobbo Fest

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


  • Kibbe Museum Roof

    The City of Carthage will be taking bids for roof replacement on the Kibbe Museum. Bid specifications can be picked up at City Hall by prospective bidders. Bids for this project need to be delivered to the City Hall by March 29th at 4:00pm.