City of Lexington News
Experience Christmas on the Prairie in Lexington, December 7th, 2019 beginning at 9am and going until 8pm. The event starts out at the Lexington School with our vendor fair which also includes Breakfast with Santa, a children's shopping area and fresh Christmas tree & wreath sale. Enjoy a visit with Santa's Reindeer and following the activities at the school, continue to Main St. in beautiful downtown Lexington to shop our local businesses and grab a bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants. The afternoon continues with free hot chocolate, fine art display & sale, Lexington Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Trees, professional Christmas pictures, Christmas at the Castle, Main St. & City Park tree lighting ceremony, evening carriage rides down Main St., live Christmas music, wine & cheese pairing event & many more activities still being planned.
Hydrant flushing to begin Sept 23
The Water Department for the City of Lexington will begin hydrant flushing on Monday, Sept 23 and expects the project to take approximately one week to complete. Work will be done between the hours of 8am-4pm.
When you see crews in your neighborhood, you are being asked to avoid doing laundry, as lime deposits broken loose during the process can spot clothing. Water, though possibly cloudy or discolored for short periods of time, will continue to be safe for consumption.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Message from Mayor Johansen:
I have been in contact with Illinois Department of Natural Resources pertaining to the recent sightings of Coyotes within City limits. I spoke with someone in the Wildlife Nuisance Division.
I told him of the sightings we have had, and unfortunately just seeing them in your yard or your neighbor’s yard does not constitute a nuisance. There first needs to be an incident report filed that would reflect some type of aggression or threat towards a human or someone’s pet.
He suggested that concerned citizens go to urbancoyoteresearch.com and educate themselves on this issue. I have done so, and found it to be very good information. I urge you to visit the sight.
I know this is not what you wanted or expected to hear. But with our City limits basically next to Parklands Foundation property we must expect some wildlife to find its way in our yards.
I would strongly suggest if you are leaving any kind of dog or cat food outside that you stop that practice for the time being. And of course as per City Ordinance keep your pet on a leash at all times.
Should, you have any questions feel free to contact me, 309-365-3331, and I will do my best to answer any concerns. Or feel free to contact Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Spencer Johansen, Mayor
Introducing Lexington's newest Full-Time Officer, Officer Alexander Lorsbach. Officer Lorsbach is pictured with Lexington Police Chief, David Belvery.
Officer Lorsbach graduated South West Illinois Police Academy in Belleville, IL on Friday.
The City of Lexington experienced a Water Main Break on Feb 1, 2019.
Residents on Diane Dr., Melissa Dr., Babette Dr. and the east side of Pine St south of Diane Dr. are under a BOIL ORDER. Boil Order will be lifted on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2pm.
Sunday, October 28th
2pm - 5pm
Please join us for some free ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food!
Costume contest with awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners by age. There will also be a free hotdog dinner after the contest.
Trick or Treat City Wide hours will follow the party from 5pm-7pm