• Trustee Lin Foltz presents Bill Heid, owner of Heirloom Market & Cafe, with Most Improved Site of the Year for 2017.
  • Mr. Heid demolished the former pallet manufacturing facility, cleaned up the property, and built a driveway connecting it to the Heirloom Market.
  • The IDOT curb ramp & crosswalk project is nearing completion. Pictured here are the newly painted crosswalks located at the intersection of Main St. and RT 84.
  • Look for the new pedestrian-activated crosswalk safety beacons, which were purchased by the Village with the assistance of generous donations. Village employees will be assembling and installing them soon.
  • The library's rock garden project has spread through town!
  • Look for these hidden gems on Main Street. The library's rock garden project is like an Easter Egg hunt!

Welcome to Thomson, Illinois, where the river meets the town. Situated along the banks of the great Mississippi, where you can pull up a chair, watch the sun go down and dip your toes into the mighty Mississippi river, all in one place.



On Wednesday, July 26, the Village of Thomson incurred a water outage while relocating a fire hydrant. Although some property owners had been notified in advance, additional properties were unexpectedly affected as well, due to unforeseen circumstances.  Immediately, the public works department began efforts to notify property owners, and Village Clerk Jennie Foltz and Trustee Char Daehler posted the information on the village website, facebook, and notified local radio and television stations.  I would like to thank them, as well as Public Works Superintendent Jeff Ashby, Supervisor Jeff Balk, and Hunter LaShelle for their efforts to notify those affected and restore water service as quickly as possible.

The Village of Thomson will also post important notifications regarding Public Works and Public Safety via the Thomson Fire Protection District’s Emergency Notification System. We encourage anyone within the TFPD boundaries to sign up for this FREE service to receive alerts via text, email or phone call.  Please visit the Village website at www.thomsonil.com, and sign up using the link available on the home page under Helpful Information.  If you or family members do not have access to a computer, you may call the TFPD’s Point of Contact Eric Smith at 618-447-2046 for assistance.

Vicky Trager - Village President

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be reconstructing curbs, ramps and gutters along IL RT 84 from Whitney Street to Lucas Avenue. The project is expected to be completed by mid-September.

We encourage drivers and pedestrians to stay alert and observe road closure signs. Please slow down to protect the safety of the construction workers!

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