City Clerk

Functions of the Clerk’s Office:

The City Clerk is the custodian of all Official Records and Documents of the City.  The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining and filing all city records, ordinances, resolutions and all other records as required by the Illinois State Compiled Statutes.  The City Clerk attests to and seals all documents of the city.

The City Clerk attends all City Council meetings, records meetings, and prepares and maintains minutes of all City Council meetings.

The City Clerk issues and maintains records of all city business licenses, liquor licenses, mobile home licenses, vending machine licenses, raffle licenses, and video gaming licenses. 

The City Clerk provides Voter Registration services to City residents and is the local election official. 

The City Clerk is the Freedom of Information Act Officer for the city.

The City Clerk facilitates cemetery sales and maintains records of cemetery lots and burials.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kari Haas City Clerk (618) 566-2964 ext. 106
Melissa A. Schanz Deputy City Clerk (618) 566-2964 ext. 121
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