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Gibson City Fright Night

businesstrickortreatCostume Contest

October 25,2016   5-7 pm

In the event of bad weather the Costume contest will be moved to the grade school




Trick or Treat

 October 31,2016   Trick or Treat
  Hours 5pm-8pm

2016 Holiday Parade

Downtown Gibson City is your "Home for the Holidays" for the 22nd annual Lighted Holiday Parade! On Saturday, November 19th  2016

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is located in Downtown Gibson City next to Gibson City Meat & Deli. The Operating Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm and Saturdays from 8am until sold out.

If you have any question about the Farmers Market  Contact Marshall Blake at 309-275-4650


Current Bidding Projects










Pursuant to Section 5/11-74.4-5(i) of the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, the City of Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois, an Illinois Municipal Corporation, hereby gives Notice of a Public Hearing to be held at 6:30 pm, Central Daylight Saving Time, on October 10, 2016, at City Hall, 101 East 8th Street, Gibson City, Illinois. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to review the cumulative status of the Gibson City TIF Districts, including the following: (i) the amount of revenue generated within the redevelopment project areas, (ii) any expenditures made by the municipality for the redevelopment project areas including without limitation expenditures from the special tax allocation funds, (iii) the status of planned activities, goals, and objectives set forth in the redevelopment plans including details on new or planned construction within the redevelopment project areas.

City of Gibson Leaf Pick Up Policy for 2016


  1. Only leaves will be accepted for removal.

  2. If leaf piles are contaminated with any material other than leaves, it will be passed over and left to homeowner/resident for removal. (We unload leaf material on farm ground therefore there cannot be materials other than leaves in the piles.)

  3. Piles are to be in a straight line as close to the road as possible, without being in the road.

  4. Piles are to be no more than four feet wide.

  5. Leaf piles in ditches will not be removed as this causes a safety issue. (Tripping, ankle turning, injuries to joints.)

  6. Piles of mulched material will not be accepted. This type of material clogs the machine causing a safety concern, as well as elevated maintenance costs. (Leaving mulched material on your turf provides free organic material and nitrogen which is beneficial for turf.)

  7. Do not pile leaves over rocky areas or allow rocks to infiltrate the leaf piles. (The leaf vac machine creates a lot of force from a large impeller causing rocks and landscape material to become high speed projectile.)

  8. Material from the homeowners/residents property (i.e. trimmings from shrubs, waste from flower gardens) should not be put in leaf piles.


    Operating and maintaining the leaf vac equipment, coupled with labor costs, is very expensive. Please help and do your part to keep expenses down and safety a top priority.

Wastewater Operator


The City of Gibson (pop. 3407) is seeking an experienced Wastewater Operator. Duties include mechanical, electrical and grounds maintenance, clarifiers and screen maintenance and cleaning, hauling of liquid bio-solids to farm ground, lab work and record keeping,.  Wastewater certification is a plus.  A Class II certification is required by IEPA to operate the facility.  Must have or be able to attain CDL license with six months of employment and must be willing to relocate to within City limits within one year of employment. City offers an excellent benefit package.


To apply you may contact Randy Stauffer (City Superintendent) at (217) 784-4388 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send your resume to: City of Gibson, PO Box 545, Gibson City, IL 60936-0545



Villas of Holly Brook Assisted Living
For information visit or call 217-727-1082

For Villas of Holly Brook Employment Applications go to 1400 N Melvin Gibson City



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