Village Newsletter

Fall 2023

In this issue…

  • A Message from our Mayor, Ron Mitchell


  • Fall Clean Up, Regular & Holiday Trash Schedule


  • James B. Childress

Memorial Scholarship


  • 2023-2024 Board Meetings


  • A Message from our Chief, David Lindley


  • Upcoming Events


  • Water Bill Information


  • Office Holiday Days 2023-24


  • EPA Survey Information


  • Local Businesses


A Note from our Village President,

   Ron Mitchell


~ We are in the process of rebuilding Samuel Road. Patchwork is completed and soon the ditch work will be done.

~ A new subdivision will be starting in the near future by Nathan Palmer. It will be directly adjacent to Grand Estates, which is at the corner of East Grand Ave. and Samuel Rd. As time and money permits, we are replacing our old sewer mains. As you can well imagine, this is a very expensive project.

~We are losing a very valuable employee who has secured a job with the state prison system. Brandon Smith has been with the village for 8 years and has given the village exemplary service since day one. We all wish him well in his new job.


~I would like to thank all of our

businesses in Crainville. Without the sales tax revenue they provide, Crainville could not function as well as we do.

 ~As always, I want to thank our Board of Trustee’s for the work they do to keep Crainville going. Pam and Jennifer for keeping the water office running smoothly; Ryan, Bruce, and Brandon for taking great care of our streets, water and sewer departments. Also, our Clerk, Jaci Chapman and our Treasurer, Tena Steinacher contribute greatly to Crainville’s progress. I cannot praise these folks enough.



Items need to be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. the morning of pick up. This clean-up is for Crainville Residents within the Village Limits. 

Items that will not be picked up include: computers (or computer peripherals such as printers and scanners), electronics, batteries, paints, thinners, oils, household garbage, remodeling debris, limbs, grass clippings or tires.

Because lawn rubbish cannot be picked up, residents are allowed to burn, however no garbage or building materials.

The Village of Crainville is currently in contract with Southern Illinois Waste Container for our trash service. Trash pick-up is on Thursday for the entire village. If a holiday falls during the week, trash pickup will be on Friday. The following holidays will delay your pick-up:

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Additional trash carts are available for an additional monthly charge of $8.00. Please call the office at 985-3322 to set that up.



The Village of Crainville recipient of the 2023 James B. Childress Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Olivia Russell.

Ms. Russell was recognized at the May 9th, 2023 board meeting. On behalf of the Village of Crainville, congratulations to Olivia Russell.

Applications for the 2024 James B. Childress Memorial Scholarship are currently being accepted and must be submitted by Friday, April 5th, 2024. The application and scholarship information are located on our website.

Board Meetings 2023-2024:


October 10th, November 14th, December 12th, January 9th, February 13th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th.


Citizen input is always welcome. If your schedule permits, our monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. We always have a public participation segment on our agenda. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.


Message from Chief Lindley…..    

   I would like to start by welcoming our two new full-time Police Officers, Jim Neikes and Tyler Leeper. Jim patrols our streets late at night and in the early morning hours through the week and Tyler patrols our early evening throughout the early morning hours on the weekends. We are hoping this will cut down on the theft in our area. With that being said, please make sure that car doors are being locked and valuables are being taken inside at night.

   With the upcoming holidays, many families travel out of town to visit family and friends.  If you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time, simply call or stop by the Police Dept to be placed on our extra patrol list. We would be glad to conduct security checks and provide extra patrols in your neighborhood.




ALL UTV’s and golf carts that are being driven on roadways require a permit. Those permits are available at the Village Hall for a yearly fee of $50.00. Simply bring your UTV to the Village Hall, an officer will inspect the vehicle to ensure that it is safe for roadways and a permit will be issued. Also, please provide a current insurance card and a driver’s license.

Crainville Police Cell Phone # 


Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office

Non-Emergency #

618-997-6541 Press 9 for dispatch   


Visit our website to subscribe for notifications of Boil Water Orders, Road Closures, or any other news and/or alerts posted by the Village Hall. Like us on Facebook as well for updates.

  Upcoming Events

~Sunset Concert Series, Thurs. Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 28 6-8p located next to Downtown Dip

~Fall Clean Up, Mon. Oct. 16th

~Sunset Worship Concert, Sun. Oct. 22 5-8p located by Downtown Dip

~Carterville Haunted Hayride, Oct. 26. 7-10p, Oct. 27 & 28 7-11p at James St. Park

~Pumpkin Path, Tues. Oct. 31st 6-8p, Downtown Carterville, live music, food and lots of candy

~Trick-or-Treating, Oct. 31st 6-9p

~Night of Blessing, Wed. Nov. 8th at 7p @ Love and Truth Church

~Christmas of Carterville, TBA


The Village of Crainville will be closed the following holidays in 2023-2024:

Veterans Day, Nov. 10

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 & 24

Christmas Day, Dec. 25 & 26

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jan. 15

Presidents Day, Feb. 19

Water bills are mailed out during the last week of each month and are due by the 15th of the following month. Failure to receive bill does NOT relieve customer from payment or penalty. If you do not receive a water bill, simply call the office and we can let you know the amount. For those residents who are using a bill pay service through your bank, payment is mailed to us from your bank via check, it is NOT automatically applied to your water account. Those checks can take up to 7-10 business days to reach us. To avoid late fees, we do not recommend using this service. We are currently working on our own online payment system for your convenience.

For the convenience of our customers, a drive-up drop box is located in the front of the Village Hall. We also accept credit card payments in office or over the phone. Our water bills are mailed out the last day of the month, each month.

Julie Aue is continuing to compile a list of all Veterans and Active Duty Military in Crainville. Please call 985-4539 with any family

members you would like to remember. Their names are located on a plaque at the Village Hall.

 Community Development Block Grant Income Survey’s, for homeowners only, are still currently available at the Village Hall office. Once the survey is completed, please return it to our office.




Contact Julie: 811

Or visit the website:


Anyone building in Crainville must apply for a building permit and construction must NOT begin until a permit has been granted. Permits are needed for any new buildings including garages, pole barns, storage sheds, as well as any additions to an existing structure. Permits can be picked up at the Village Hall and are available on our website. Please note that Subdivision Developers will be responsible for street lighting and road paving.



AAA Storage 618-985-3535

AES Solar 618-988-0888

American Magnetics 618-985-4838

Anderson Doors 618-985-6776

Bobcat of Marion 618-985-8920

C&J Enterprises 618-985-6634

Cardinal Buildings 618-922-2000

Carrier’s Mobile Washing 618-925-3005

Carterville Dental 618-985-4200

Caudill Concrete 618-889-8040

Cold Blooded Coffee 618-471-4112

Deloufleur Décor 618-985-3355

Fire Masters 618-985-8900

Foundry Athletics 618-521-0817

Home Grown Bistro 618-559-1990

Koerner Distributor 618-985-3767

Little Lions Pre-K Center 618-733-3355

Little Treasures 618-985-2141

Little Treasures 2 618-985-2163

Lucky Lady 2 618-985-9903

Midnight Tech 618-985-5455

Mr. Tuxedo 618-985-3133

Napa Auto Parts 618-985-2929

Railco 618-985-9566

River Radio 618-985-4843

Robin’s Nest Daycare 618-922-8445

Roland Machinery 618-985-3399

Sara Lee Bakeries 618-985-8300

Stack’d 618-364-0930

Stanley Steemer 618-985-4600

The Jay Effect (Facebook)

Toy Box Storage 618-534-3814

UpStyle 618-889-6804

Win Air 618-985-5974

Win Kitchen & Bath 618-985-3684

Winlectric 618-985-2734

Win Supply 618-985-3684

WSIL News 3 618-985-2333

Xylem 618-469-0189

And coming soon,

Steelhorse Saloon


If I have missed anyone or you would like to be added to the list, please let me know.



Crainville Baptist 618-985-2574

Destiny Center 618-956-9777

Love & Truth Church 618-985-6239

Victory Baptist 618-985-6912



Community Room Rental

  Our community room is available to rent 7 days a week from 8 am – 10 pm  Call the office to check availability.





The Village of Crainville collects food for local charities. A donation basket is located in our Village Hall foyer for residents to drop off food at their convenience. Thank you in advance for your blessings to others.



Hope you all have found the information in the annual Fall Newsletter useful.

~Jennifer Bingamon