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About the Village of Herscher

From contacting the mayor to finding the number for the Herscher Fire department, please visit the Village Officials web page for all of your village questions.

Address272 E Second St.
Herscher, IL 60941
Phone(815) 426-2131
Fax(815) 426-2851
Village HoursMon – Fri 8 AM to 11:30 AM and 12 PM to 3:00 PM
Village PresidentShannon Sweeney
Village ClerkHeather Meredith
Deputy Village Clerk/Water ClerkVannessa Weaver
Village TreasurerSarah Andreina
TrusteesJacob Wagner, Andy Cotter, Peter (Skip) Grigas and Mike Bruner

Brief History:
Founded 1878. Incorporated 1882 located in southwestern Kankakee County. It is the “hub” of the Kankakee County West area. Home to over 40 business.

Home of the Herscher Community Unit School District #2. Grade centers in Herscher, Bonfield and Limestone Township. The school district covers 250 square miles. It has an outstanding record in academics, sports and music.

Tornado Warning

  • The tornado warning siren is located on a tower by the Fire Station on Main Street.
  • The siren is tested on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 AM.
  • The siren is activated by KanComm (911) when a tornado has been spotted in Kankakee County. Sirens throughout Kankakee County are activated at the same time.
  • Keep tuned to the local radio stations for updates (WIVR – 101.7 FM, WVLI – 95.1 FM, and WKAN – 1320 AM).
  • There is no all clear signal.