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Village of Coal Valley
900 1st Street
P.O. Box 105
Coal Valley, IL 61240

Welcome to Coal Valley!

Sign for Coal Valley Municipal CenterThe Village of Coal Valley is located in Henry and Rock Island Counties, Illinois. The Village is a residential community and is a suburb of the greater Quad Cities area. Find out the history of the village.

What's New

01/10/2020Click here for the 01.15.20 agenda

12/27/2019 - The Coal Valley Police Department is taking applications for full-time Police Officers.  Applicants require the following:

Be a US citizen either by birth or naturalization.
Be 21 years of age or older at the time of hire.
Possess a valid driver's license.
Have a high school diploma or GED.
Be able to complete Illinois Police Officer P.O.W.E.R. test

Lateral applicants accepted and urged to apply. Application and informational packets can be picked up at the Village Hall, 900 1st Street, Coal Valley, Illinois starting Monday December 30, 2019 or you may
submit an employment application and resume to the Coal Valley Police Department P.O. Box 121 Coal Valley, IL 61240. All applications & resumes must be returned by the end of business, Friday January 31, 2020.

12/06/2019 - The Village of Coal Valley is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time position of Water/Sewer Operator. Minimum requirements: State of Illinois Class C Water License, and a minimum 2 years' experience. Responsibilities include: Plan, direct, manage and maintain water treatment, distribution, and sanitary sewer along with compliance and inspections in accordance to IEPA. Ideally, the candidate would possess knowledge of water distribution, sampling, testing, troubleshooting both water and sanitary sewer. The Village will also accept a candidate that obtains their license requirement within one year of employment with the understanding that if the license is not obtained employee will be terminated. Must possess good communications skills, the ability to handle stressful situations, and the ability to exercise good judgment in ordinary and critical situations. Applicant will have the ability to work normal working hours, overtime and call-in hours when necessary. Applicant will report to the Village Administrator. The Village will offer an attractive salary along with a benefits package. Please submit employment application and resume to the Village of Coal Valley Attn: Village Administrator, P.O. Box 105 Coal Valley, IL 61240. Job will remain open until position is filled.

12/04/2019 - ATTENTION!!  Census 2020 jobs have been increased in order to encourage more applicants throughout the region. Wages vary by county and are set by the Census Bureau.  The new rates for the region are as follows:

*             Henry County: $17.50/hour
*             Mercer County: $22.00/hour
*             Muscatine County: $$19.50/hour
*             Rock Island County: $22.00/hour
*             Scott County: $21.00/hour

For more information about Census 2020 jobs, please visit

1/18/2018 - Please take a moment to complete this survey. The information will be provided to interested grocery stores.

01/11/2018 – The Village of Coal Valley is actively pursuing a grocery store!  Many of you may have seen the Mayor’s interview on KWQC last night at 10 pm and then again over the noon hour today.  We want to keep the positive momentum going so please visit the Mayor’s or the villages Facebook page to show your support!  Remember, there is strength in numbers!

01/05/2018 - Mayor Bartels is looking at placing some historic signs in our downtown "Post Office" park square and would like your feedback. Here are three examples of the signs that we hope to install in the "Old Town" / "Village Green".

Proposed historic district sign

Proposed historic district sign

Proposed historic district sign

Which sign / name do you prefer? One interesting and important note is that the current subdivision name for this area is in fact "Old Town". We could also go with the option of not assigning a specific name to that area? Also "Old Downtown" was considered but we could not make it aesthetically appealing.

 In order to complete this project we need donations to pay for the signs.
We are hoping to purchase 10-12 signs. Cost to make each sign is around $100.

The signs show the current street name and the original street name below.
If you live in this area your current address will not change.

If you would like to make a donation to make this project a reality please donate at Village Hall or our campaign.