Welcome to the Village of Franklin! Established 1832 It has been mentioned over the years in the State Journal-Register and Chicago Tribune that Franklin is one, if not the only places in the United States where East and West Streets come together at a right angle.

Utilities Emergency contact
The Village of Franklin has gone to an after-hours answering service. Instead of calling Village Hall and getting the Emergency number and hanging up and then having to call the Emergency number to get a hold of someone we have simplified it. Just call the Village Hall number (217-675-2322) and your number will be automatically forwarded to a person trained to take your call. They will then contact the person on call and dispatch them. If it is a Non-Emergency call you will have the option to leave a message for the Office.