O'Reilly Auto Parts

O'Reilly Auto Parts

O'Reilly Auto Parts 
Will open their doors for business on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Located at 1900 West Main, Fairfield IL 62837. Their operating hours will be Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can also contact O'Reilly Auto Parts at 618-847-0351. Managed and operated by local boy Billy Raudenbush. This will bring 4 full-time jobs and 5 to 8 part-time jobs to Fairfield.

Bobcat Crossing Student Housing

Bobcat Crossing Student Housing

Bobcat Crossing Student Housing Unit 3.
We are excited that Kieffer Development LLC has invested in an additional affordable housing for our Frontier Community College Students.Contact Dean Kieffer for availability at 618-263-3328. GO BOBCATS!

Good News

The City of Fairfield is happy to announce that the issue at the Water Filtration Plant has been resolved thanks to the efforts and cooperation of employees across multiple departments. While thee is no longer the need to conserve water, the City of Fairfield still asks its water customers to not be wasteful.

Water Conservation

Due to unforeseen problems at the Water Filtration Plant, the City of Fairfield is asking water customers to conserve water until further notice.


Fireworks are back! Friday, July 6, 2018

The City of Fairfield will host a fireworks show at Southwest Park on Friday, July 6 starting at approximately 9:15 PM.  The fireworks show was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 7 but has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.  This event is free and open to the public.  Several local businesses and individuals have expressed an interest in providing monetary donations to offset the cost of the fireworks.  Donations will be accepted at the Collector’s Office at City Hall during regular business hours.  Donations are tax-deductible and each person who donates will be provided with written documentation of their contribution.

Young Professionals Committee Meeting - Tuesday, May 29 at 6:00pm

Press Release – Young Professionals


The City of Fairfield has created a committee of young professionals called Y-Fairfield.  Y-Fairfield will be a committee of Fairfield citizens from Generation Y asking the question, Why Fairfield?  One of the primary purposes for creating this committee is to open a long-term dialogue with young people that will allow them to exchange ideas, priorities and issues related to keeping and attracting the younger generation in Fairfield.  According to Mayor Brent Maguire, many young people want to stay in Fairfield and they’re prepared to do what it takes to make sure they can.  “Forming this committee is the first step in doing just that”, said Maguire.


Maguire also added, “When individual young professionals involve themselves in the process of local government, the collective impact of the future and direction of the City of Fairfield can be huge.”  Those interested in being part of the committee are encouraged to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 29 at 6 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers.  For more information, please contact Mayor Maguire at 842-3871.

Water Filtration Operator Opening

The City of Fairfield is accepting applications for a Water Filtration Operator with at least a Class D license. The responsibilities of this position include maintaining controlled levels on towers, tanks and gauges; performing maintenance and repair of equipment as needed; unload chemicals for storage; ensure plant operates efficiently to provide safe and adequate water to the City; and perform hourly checks of equipment.

This position is subject to emergency call-out, twenty-four (24) hours per day. seven (7) days per week.

Potential candidates are required to reside within the city limits within six months of being hired. The City of Fairfield offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Applications may be picked up at the City Hall and will be accepted thru March 5, 2018.

February Utility Bill

February Utility Bills were mailed 01-31-18, but due to circumstances beyond the City's Control, Many residents have still not received their bill. If you have not received your bill, please call or stop by the City Hall to ask for a reprint of your bill or for the amount owed. Bills are due on Monday February 12. Billing can be reached at 842-2047; the Collector can be reached at 842-5016.

State Representative David Reis

State Representative David Reis

State Representative will be at Fairfield City Hall on Friday, February 16, 2018 between 9 am and 10am. He will be here to address any constituents concerns. 

Student Housing Complex Number 3 at Frontier Community College

The City of Fairfield is excited in assisting the development of Frontier Community College's Student Housing Complex. With this new addition they will have facilities housing up to 63 student. It is a great addition to the City of Fairfield and are proud of Frontier Community College voted # 1 of Community Colleges in Illinois by BestColleges.com. If you haven't checked out the possibilities that Frontier Community College offers you, your missing out!


Oakwood Acres Boil Order Lifted

Kevin Lenoard with the Fairfield Water Department has lifted the boil order for Oakwood Acres.

Merry Christmas!

Oakwood Acres Boil Order

Kevin Lenoard,  Fairfield Water Distribution has issued a boil order for Oakwood Acres. The boil order is in effect until further notice.

Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony December 4, 2017 Wayne County Illinois

Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony December 4, 2017 Wayne County Illinois

December 4, 2017

Invocation by Kevin Kakac

Donation of Illinois Flag by Representative David Reis, Congressman John Shimkus, Senator Dale Righter, Wayne County Board Chairman Steve Ehrhart and City Mayor, Brent Maguire

Honor Guard Presented Colors

Raising of the Flag Presentation was accompanied by FCHS Show Choir directed by Josh Livesay

Benediction with a meal provided by the Wayne County Farm Bureau. 

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State Representative David Reis invites You to Join Him at His Identity Theft Seminar.

November 17, 2017 at the Fairfield Senior Center " The Kontiki" 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

RSVP by calling 618-392-0108 or visit www.davidreis.org for more information.




For Immediate Release                                                                        Contact:

October 2, 2017                                                                      State Rep. David Reis



State Represenative David Reis Staff to Visit Fairfield & Wayne City


State Representative David Reis would like to announce traveling office hours, where the Representative’s Staff will be available in your community to address any constituent concerns.


Traveling Office Hours:


Fairfield City Hall

109 North East 2nd St.

Thursday October 5th

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Wayne City Community Center

103 Mill St.

Thursday October 5th

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.



Representative Reis would also like to remind local residents they are welcome to call or stop by his district office in Olney to address any concerns they may have.


The office is located at 219 E. Main St. in Olney.


Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also reach the district office by phone at 392-0108 or e-mail at david@davidreis.org to set up an appointment.

City of Fairfield Water Department Notice

Dear Customers,

The City of Fairfield Water Department is applying for a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development for the replacement of Cast Iron water lines. These water lines were originally installed using lead on the joints and for connections to the service lines. The Water Department routinely checks the water for lead and the results have always been no lead detected or under the amount of US EPA guidelines. The EPA is requiring water suppliers to identify possible lead in their system and create a plan of action to eliminate the lead and this is the next step for the Water Department for possible funding. The area included for replacement are West Center Street 9th to 10th, alley between South West 10th and 11th Street, Delaware to Leininger Road, easement west of McDonalds from West Main south to easement north of West Center Drive, then west to Clarence Avenue, behind DiMaggio's from McDonalds to Clarence, and the easement west of Airport Road from Main Street to Leininger Road. Water Department employees will be conducting an income survey which is a requirement for possibly receiving the grant.

Chuck Griswold

Mayor City of Fairfield