DCEO Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program – *Updated 4/2/2020

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is offering grants to small businesses for up to $25,000 to support working capital expenses during the Covid-19 crisis.  Carterville businesses interested in this program can complete the attached abbreviated application and return it to City Hall.  Once received, the applications will be forwarded to our grant writers who will work directly with the businesses to help complete all the grant’s requirements.  Feel free to contact City Hall or visit the DCEO Guidebook link for more information.

Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program FAQs

DCEO Program Details and Guidebook

Carterville DCEO Small Business Grant Abbreviated Application


Illinois Essential Business Flowchart

The State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has released a flowchart to assist business owners in determinig if their business is considered an essential business under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order.  Carterville City Hall has fielded a few questions on this topic so far.  Hopefully, this document will be helpful to those business owners and management.

Essential Business Flowchart

Mayor Robinson COVID-19 Statement- March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-10 mandating stay at home practices through April 7, 2020.  Attached are Mayor Robinson’s statement explaining the City’s changes in operations related to the most recent Executive Order and a copy of Executive Order 2020-10.  Please contact City Hall with any questions.

City of Carterville COVID-19 Statement- March 20, 2020

Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 Stay Home Order

Carterville United Food Pantry- Modified Hours of Operation

The Carterville United Food Pantry is currently closed to the public through March 31, 2020.  The Pantry will continue to distribute food using the modified hours listed below.

Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 10:00am.

Please contact Carterville City Hall (618-985-2252) if you have needs but cannot visit the Pantry during the adjusted hours of operation.

Ward 1 Waterline Construction Update 03/16/2020

The final water main cut, caps, and connections were completed today on the Ward 1 waterline replacement project.  Though the boil water order remains in effect for the construction area, samples are being taken to the lab Tuesday morning.  We expect results and lifting of the boil order in 24-48 hours.  If there are questions, please conatct the Carterville Water Department at 618-985-2011 or go to www.visitcarterville.com.