Welcome to Monmouth, Illinois
Nestled on the West Central side of Illinois, near the banks of the Mississippi River you will find Monmouth. We are a city of safe neighborhoods, rural spaces, ag industry, and natural beauty. Also known as the Maple City, our community is destined to become a thriving economic hub with new infrastructure designed to provide strategic opportunity for your startup or business expansion.
the maple city
Two major transcontinental rail lines, managed by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, pass through Warren County as does Amtrak passenger service. These rail lines are a dependable connection between southwest portion of the United States and Chicago, Illinois.
Monmouth is located just 20 miles from the Mississippi River and 50 miles from the Illinois River. This proximity is a prime access point for efficient transportation routes facilitating international trade and export.
The West Central region of Illinois has some of the best farmland in the USA, with farms and agriculture-related businesses contributing more than 200 million bushels of corn and soybeans to the state’s agriculture economy in 2014. Modernized lock and dams along the Mississippi River allow us to maintain our global economic competitiveness, and create ease for shipping.
Illinois boasts the 3rd largest interstate highway system in the United States. Within the boundaries of Monmouth run federal highways US 67 and US 34 as well as one state highway, IL 164. These roadways provide connection and access to major hubs such as Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Kansas City, MO.
Monmouth’s strong commitment to public safety has helped to keep crime below the national average keeping residents feeling safe and nurturing the small town community feeling. Monmouth’s strong commitment to public safety has helped to keep crime below the national average keeping residents feeling safe and nurturing the small-town community feeling. Additionally, a full-time professional, paid fire department, ambulance service, and state-of-the-art regional hospital and emergency room contribute to the community’s well-being.
Monmouth Community In Unity
The intent of Monmouth’s “Community in Unity” campaign is to work in conjunction with Monmouth College, business leaders, and community advocates to improve the comfort and contentment of all residents by creating an environment where people can achieve their potential in a place they consider home. The purpose is to define a common vision of the community’s future that is equally prescribed and shared by all groups and neighborhoods.
A place where all families feel welcomed and all children have access to educational expectations that cultivate their intellectual, emotional, and social skills. A place where employers benefit from an available well-prepared workforce and where employees are provided a healthy workplace earning livable wages. A place where people feel connected to the community and each other with a feeling of wanting to stay because they have a sense of belonging in this town. A place where helping others is a natural and instinctive mindset of residents with a social conscience who are eager to support people, volunteer their time, and welcome newcomers.
“Community in Unity” has as its goals, to care for people, to understand and accept cultural differences, to demonstrate a sense of inclusion, to align activities around a common vision, to recognize the common good of the Monmouth community, and to make decisions today that are in the best interest of Monmouth’s future.
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The project will offer three main benefits: slowing down traffic around the Public Square where the city’s two major streets, Broadway and Main, intersect; providing more parking spaces in the vicinity; and beautifying the area through green spaces and new benches and lighting.
The Warren County Board has approved to undertake the full administration of Warren County Public Transportation, effective March 1st of 2024.
ROE #33 sparks collaboration among district leaders and colleges to enhance high school to college transition. Optimism and commitment prevail for future dialogues.