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Eli's in Tremont will be hosting local author Tom Williamson in a book signing on Friday, August 25th from 5-8pm. His new book, "The First Book of Why" is set in the Cold War era and deals with themes of love and sacrifice, espionage and loyalty. For more information about the book or to order your own copy, click here.

Tremont Museum

We've decided to join the 4th Friday Fun! The Tremont History Museum will be open on the 4th Fridays through November from 5-9 p.m, starting with this Friday, August 25th. Please come and have a look around at our exhibits. We have a town and heritage to be proud of!

We will continue to also be open on Second Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

The Tremont District Library has its fall programming planned through December. If you are looking for something to do, there are a lot of great opportunities!

To view the list of programming, click here.

The 2nd annual electronics event will be hosted on Saturday, October 7 from 9am-noon at Area Recycling, Inc in Pekin, IL.

For more information and a list of acceptable items, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District is proud to partner with Nitsch Theatre Arts to offer the Stage Kids Production of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

For more information, click here.

A new eating location is now open in Tremont!

Turks Grilled Subs & Fries is now open at the Stop 24 MART gas station.
Hours are 6 am to 8 pm on week days and 7 am to 8 pm on weekends.

The Tremont Area Park District has been forced to close the playground at Cullinan park pending repairs. We have new parts ordered from the manufacturer for the unit. These parts were back ordered but we expect to receive them this month and will arrange installation ASAP. We also have a new swing ordered for the large swing set. Unfortunately, Cullinan Park has been vandalized a few times this summer. Most recently the vending machines under the shelter have been burnt and scratched purposely. The screen on the concession stand was torn off and thrown on the roof. Each time this happens it is an expense to the park district and in turn an expense to the community. If you see anything suspicious at the park, please notify the authorities.

Thank you for helping us keep the parks beautiful.

The Tremont Parks and Recreation Fitness Center has new Fitness Specials for the month of August, including an opportunity for FREE workouts!

For more information, click here.

There will be a St. Jude Run in Tremont on Saturday, August 5th. The race starts at 11 am at the Tremont Middle School parking lot.

Come on out to run or cheer on the runners!

The race course through town is as follows:
West on Franklin to Locust
South on Locust to Margarette
East on Margarette to Sampson
North on Sampson to Franklin
East on Franklin to Chestnut
North on Chestnut to Madison
West on Madion to Sampson
North on Sampson to Pool Parking Lot
North on Sampson to Tazewell
East on Tazewell to Chestnut
South on Chestnut to State
West on State to Harris
North on Harris to James
South on James to Elm
West on Elm to Sampson
North on Sampson to North St
West on North to Greenfield
South on Greenfield to Elm
West on Elm to Locust
South on Locust to Tazewell
West on Tazewell to North
North St. to Northfield Church

On July 18, 2017, the Tremont Rescue Board of Directors authorized hiring EMT-Basics, Paramedics, and pre-hospital RNs to supplement and support the volunteer squad members.

For more information, click here.

Saturday, July 22nd at Tremont High School Softball Field
10u girls from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunday, July 23rd at Tremont High School Softball Field
10u girls from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 29th at Tremont High School Softball Field
12u girls from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
14u & 16u girls from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, July 30th at Tremont High School Softball Field
12u girls from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
14u & 16u girls from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Please call the park district at (309) 925-3811 with any questions.

Saturday, July 29th at City Park ball diamond
10u boys from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
8u boys from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
12u boys from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Players are encouraged to attend the Saturday tryouts if possible. Sunday is for rain makeup and for any player who is unable to attend on Saturday.

Sunday, July 30th at City Park ball diamond
10u boys from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
8u boys from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
12u boys from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please call the park district office at (309) 925-3811 with any questions you may have.

There will be a Tremont Community Night at the Pool on Monday, July 17th from 7 pm to 9 pm.

2017 Season Pool Pass is FREE
Punch passes are accepted
Family of 4 is $8.00 (each additional person $1.00)

There will be an informational meeting for any parent of a girl playing softball or wishing to play softball for Tremont Middle School or Tremont High School on Monday, July 10th - 6:00 pm @ Tremont Grade School gym

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District has new fitness specials for the month of July!

To view these specials, click here.

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Reports for the Tremont Village and Lake Windermere have been updated on the Tremont Website. To view these reports, please click here.

The Village Board heard a proposal from Eric Shangraw with PDC (Area/Grimm Brothers Disposal) that would remove the recycling dumpster by the water tower. The current FREE recycling bin that has been available to the Village will no longer be FREE. There would be a substantial cost to the Village each pick up. In place of it, PDC will offer Village residents an individual 85 gallon tote as part of an opt-in program. The fee will be $7.50/month. The tote will be collected every 4 weeks and ALL recyclable goods can be in the same tote. The Board voted unanimously for this proposal. The dumpster at the water tower will be removed at the end of July. This is an OPT IN program and will not be required for all residents. The terms are set by PDC so any and all questions should be directed to PDC / Grimm Bros. Additional information will follow as it becomes available.

The Tremont Triathlon (Sprint Distance) is right around the corner. We do need volunteers for this event. If you are interested in helping, please call the Tremont Park District office at 309-925-3811.

Tremont Triathlon (Sprint Distance)
June 24, 2017, 7:00AM
Location: Tremont Pool
Sprint Distance Triathlon - 400 Yard - Pool Swim, 15.4 Mile - Bike, 5K - Run

When: Saturday, June 17th from 9am - 12pm

Please bring papers to recycling container by water tower or leave them at curb.

When: Thursday, June 22nd from 7pm - 9pm (weather permitting).

2017 Season Pool Pass is FREE
Punch passes are accepted
Family of 4 is $8.00 (each additional person $1.00)
Individual $3.00

All immunizations for the Tazewell County Health Department are walk-in now.

Walk in Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00-11:00 am and 1:00-4:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 pm;
2nd and 4th Mondays 8:00-11:00 am and 1:00-5:30 pm

For more information from the Health Department, click here

Hours of operation:
Monday: 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 11pm - 7pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Friday: 11:30am - 7pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 6pm
Sunday: 2pm - 6pm

For more information about admission rates and days the pool will be closing early, click here

This class will provide a challenge at any age for a total body workout conducted in the shallow end of the pool which includes a 5 minute warm-up, 40 minutes of total body workout and 5 minutes of cool down.

When: June 12 - August 10
Classes are offered Mon - Thu mornings from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm starting the week of June 12th.
Cost: $5.00 per class or $40.00 for 10 punch pass

Merchants Day 2017 will be held on Thursday, June 8th from 9:00-1:30.
Enjoy food, entertainment, and vendors all around town

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District has group fitness classes available for the month of June.

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Area Park District is proud to partner with Nitsch Theatre Arts to offer the Stage Kids Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.

There is also an opportunity to sing and dance with Rising Stars Community Performance Group this summer.

For more information, click here.

When: Every Saturday through Sept. 2 from 8 am -11 am

Homegrown fruits and vegetables are readily accepted for sale. We would love to have any and all local garden producers.

The Farmers' Market is located at the small shelter close to Rt. 9 and easily seen from the highway. There is a large sign along Rt. 9 and the sign will remain there until the market closes. The market will close when the growers close their gardens for the fall. Anyone is invited to shop, the veggies are fresh and delicious!!

When: Saturday, May 27 from 8-11am

Homegrown fruits and vegetables are readily accepted for sale. We would love to have any and all local garden producers.

The Tremont FFA Chapter will be selling plants from their green house at the high school. The plant sale is open to the public Friday, May 12, from 3-5 pm and Saturday, May 13, from 9-11 am.

There will be an open house for the Tremont Medical Arts on Saturday, May 13th from 12 - 2. It is located next to Jack's Cafe.

Promenade will be held at Tremont High School this Saturday, May 6th at 4:00PM. The cost is $1 for individuals and $3 for families.

The Tremont Area Park District has new fitness specials for the month of May.

This includes one free month of membership when you buy a month of membership!

For more information, click here.

There will be summer camps for ages 3-5 and kindergarten through 8th grade offered by the Turk Center! You do NOT have to be enrolled at the Turk Center to participate. You also do NOT need to be a Tremont Resident to participate!

Camp ages listed are for those entering those grades for the 2017-2018 school year. All camps will be held at Tremont Grade School.

For more information, click here.

A friendly reminder from the Tremont Water Department to our customers using online banking to pay their water bill – please use your 10 digit account # found on your bill when submitting your payment. Thank You!!

The map for the spring 2017 garage sales is now available!

To view the map, click here.

There will be a Tremont Basketball Fundamental Skills Camp at the Tremont High School North Gym for students in grades 3-8, May 30-June 2. The registration deadline is May 12th.

For more information, click here.

This summer, launch your child's imagination! Camp Invention is coming to Tremont Grade School June 12 - June 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We're proud to be hosting this nationally acclaimed summer enrichment program for students entering K - 6th grades.

For more information, click here.

There will be a Craft/Vendor/Bake Sale on April 22nd from 9-1 at the Community Center to benefit the Share Closet/Food pantry project.

Donations of baked goods are appreciated, please bring them packaged to sell to the Community Center by 8:30 a.m. that morning.

We will also have a Food Pantry donation drop off box at the sale.

The Tremont Parks District is offering an early bird rate for season pool passes from April 10th – April 15th for RESIDENTS ONLY.

For more information and to view the rates, click here.

Tremont Townwide Spring Garage Sale will be Friday and Saturday, April 28-29.

For more information about signing up to have a garage sale, click here.

It's that time again! Join us at the Tremont Community Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids through 4th grade can join us for candy, eggs, prizes and a picture with the Easter Bunny! Hope you see you there!

When: Saturday, April 15th
Time: 10:00AM

Unfortunately we did not meet the minimum requirement to host this event. If you are interested in this and would attend at a later date please email us at

The Tremont Park District is offering a Cooking Workshop on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 pm. The workshop includes healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations and food samples!

For more information, click here.

It’s nearly pool season and the park district is in full summer hiring mode. If you are interested in seasonal work, or know someone who is, please check out our website for job opportunities or stop in the Fitness Center Office to fill out an application. If you need information regarding lifeguard training and re-certification classes please call the office.

POOL - Our intention is to open the community pool at the end of May or first part of June, depending on weather.

With the generous support of the Tremont Betterment Association we have retained services to repair the existing pool liner. This repair will take place as warm weather allows and we are hopeful to begin repair in early April. Swim team, swimming lessons, pool passes and reservations will proceed as usual.

The Tremont Park District along with the Tremont Betterment Association, Village of Tremont, Tremont Commerce Association and Winning Communities are working together on a project to replace the aging pool liner. The date of that project is contingent on the success of this season’s repair. Communication and updates of this progress will be posted on our website as more information is received.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL - Registration is now open for recreational baseball and softball. Please register at the main office or online as soon as possible. Early registration is essential for scheduling. Volunteer coach applications are available on line and at the office.

Thank you for your continued support of park district programs. We look forward to serving you this summer.

The March Historical Society program will be a presentation on The Tremont Blacksmith Shop” by Maurie Schaefer, the son of Ernest Schaefer, who operated the shop across from Tremont Grade School from 1950-1988. As a young boy, Maurice worked in the shop, then attended United Electronics Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating with an Electronic Tech Degree. He was employed for 40 years by Caterpillar, as an instrument repairman, technician, Senior Project Engineer and Engineering Supervisor. His learning experience at the blacksmith shop was very helpful in shaping his Caterpillar career. He is now retired and lives in rural Tremont.

Please mark your calendar and join us at the Tremont Community Center, 216 Sampson Street at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21. Hosts will be Rachel Berchtold and Lori Koch.

Tremont Winning Communities would like your input regarding a Recreation Trail in Tremont. This trail would be for non-motorized bicycle and foot traffic only. Why a trail? Recreation Trails are quickly becoming a coveted amenity in urban spaces. No longer are trails sidelined to distant national parks and obscure, secluded spaces. They’re becoming an important part of our green spaces throughout towns and cities. Trails promote physical activity and alternative transportation through biking, running or walking.

Developing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure has economic benefits as well. Studies have found that recreation infrastructure improvements can have a positive overall impact on business, and that people who walk or bike to a commercial area spend more money per month than those who accessed the area by automobile. Finally, improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure can lead to positively impacting real estate values. Homes near recreation paths have been found to support higher sales prices, and areas that facilitate walkability and attract pedestrians sustain higher rents, revenues and resale values.

Please fill out our short survey by clicking here. We look forward to your input.

Please join us for the Parent’s Club Superhero 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on April 8th at the Tremont Grade School.

Registration forms need to be returned by March 24th in order to guarantee a shirt. You can also register online by clicking here

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi at

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Park District is offering a Cooking Workshop on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 pm. The workshop includes healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations and food samples!

For more information, click here.

Registration is now open for summer recreation baseball and softball leagues.

Summer Recreation Baseball & Softball Registration
Little Turks T-Ball (age 4 – 6 / Co-ed): $45.00 Resident
6U Modified Coach Pitch (Co-ed): $45.00 Resident
Boys 8 & under / Girls 8 & under: $70.00 Resident
Boys 10 & under / Girls 10 & under: $80.00 Resident
Boys 12 & under / Girls 12 & under: $80.00 Resident
***Family Max (rec league only): $175.00 Resident
Please note: additional $20.00 fee charged for non-resident

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Betterment Association will be holding their disbursement meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m at the Tremont Community Center.

If your organization would like to apply for funding from the proceeds of the 2016 festival, please fill out the Disbursement Request Form available here.


When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am
Where: Tremont Area Park District located at 22522 IL Route 9
What is the park shelter lottery?: The park shelter lottery is for residents and non-residents wanting to reserve a shelter(s). Reservation forms will be available at the park district office or you can print the form from the website. If there are no conflicting requests, you will be able to reserve the shelter. If there happens to be conflict, your names will be put into a "hat" and one name will be drawn. The name drawn will receive the shelter for their date and time requested. If you have any questions regarding the park shelter lottery, please contact the office at (309) 925-3811.

For more information, click here.

The Tremont Parks District and Fitness Center has new specials for the month of March.

To read about the fitness specials, click here.

Congratulations to the Tremont Turks basketball team! Come and see our THS and Tremont Community High School displays, including athletic team history items.

The Tremont Historical Museum will be open this Sunday, March 12 from 2-4:00.

We also are glad to arrange a tour appointment for your group, family, or school any time. Contact Floyd Hazelman at 309-925-5020.

Photo- one of the display cases of THS and TCHS items.

Tremont First National Bank will be hosting a community shred day on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9am - noon

For more information, click here.

Appalachian Trail Presentation
It was standing room only at Tremont Library for Tom Brewer's Appalachian Trail Presentation, and the room was so packed we had to turn people away for fire safety! Tom has graciously offered to do the presentation again at the Community Center so that we have more room for those who missed it.

Location: Community Center
Date and Time: Monday, March 6th
5pm - Doors will be open and you can stop by to view Tom's hiking gear
6pm - Talk begins

Program description: Are you looking for an adventure? Tom Brewer Sr. will share his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 2184 mile trek across 14 states from Georgia to Maine. He will provide slides, video, and a backpacking equipment display. This presentation is suitable for all ages from children to seniors.

Spring Storyhour at Tremont Library
It's almost time for Spring Storyhour! The theme is "Storytime Menagerie," with books, songs, and crafts about animals. Registration is required, and spots are filling fast. Call 925-5432, send us a message, or stop by the library to reserve a spot for your child (ages 3-5).

Wednesdays @ 10:30-11:15 - March 8, 15, & 22
Thursdays (almost full!) @ 10:30-11:15 - March 9, 16, & 23

Last December the students of Tremont Grade School wrote letters and sent Christmas cards to our troops. This past week we received a surprise from the "Exile 15" Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion. This flag was flown by the aviation regiment on a combat mission in Afghanistan. The flag, along with the certificate and picture of the crew, will be displayed in the Grade School as a reminder of the men and women who make sacrifices for us on a daily basis.

Tremont Area Park District is raising funds for repairs to a sign which will go along Route 9 to notify the community of upcoming events and programs. The Park District is selling Community Days Booklets for an event on February 23rd - 25th at Bergner's.

Booklets are $5.00 each.

Please stop by the main park district building located at 22522 IL Route 9 during staffed hours to purchase a booklet.

Your donation of $5 will get you over $500 in exclusive coupon savings, including:
• $10 off a regular or sale price item of $10 or more. Valid in-store only.
• Up to 30% off a regular or sale price purchase.
• Up to 30% off a Yellow or Black Dot purchase.
• Over 30 exclusive merchandise offers.
• And more!

Exclusions apply; see booklet for details. 100% of booklet sales benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Thank you for supporting Tremont Area Park District - HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

February is heart awareness month. Tremont Park District Fitness Center with the assistance of Hopedale Medical Complex will host a health and awareness open house on Saturday, March 18

There will be door prizes, free trials of all gym equipment, nutritional information, BMI/Blood pressure checks, and more.

For more information, click here.

Bridge the Gap III is coming Saturday, March 4, 2017!! Pancake & Sausage breakfast, Carnival Games, RAFFLES, Dodgeball Tournament, and the Tremont Turk Talent & Variety Show featuring Lincoln and Shields (a local band consisting of alumni and friends), comedy, and other great acts from students/staff. You won't want to miss this great show!

Click here for more information.

Win a side of beef from Pottstown Meat and Deli while supporting our Veterans!

You can help our Veterans go to Washington D.C. and see THEIR memorial at no cost to them.

Click Here for more information.

The Tremont History Museum has new exhibits!

There will be an open house on Sunday, February 12, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome!

Congratulations to Klay McGill as the 2016 Tremont Firefighter of the Year. Chief Jim Lonergan was also recognized for 30 years of dedication to the department. These achievements were announced at the Annual Tremont Fire Appreciation Dinner.

Library Treasure Hunt for All Ages
A treasure hunt has started at the library. Pirates of all ages, from child to adult, get a chance to earn prizes by completing reading adventures. So grab a map and follow the clues to reading Treasure!

Donation Policy
Tremont Library gladly accepts your donations for the Turkey Festival Book Sale! We take most gently used books, dvds, or cds in good, resalable condition. We cannot accept reference items (textbooks, medical books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.) or VHS tapes. Please check the condition and type of your donations before you bring them in. We do have limited storage space, so please call ahead if you’d like to donate more than two boxes of items. Thank you!

Sing-Out Studios Special Event
Thursday, March 2 OR Friday, March 3, 10:00AM

Maggie Kalm of Sing Out Studios kicks off our spring storyhour! Both events are at the Park District Sampson St building, across the street from the library. Any child, birth to 5 years of age, is invited to attend along with an adult. Please note that these programs will be our “Tales Under the Tree” for March and the first week of storyhour.

Tales Under the Tree
(birth to age 5 accompanied by an adult)
Drop in, no registration required!
Thursday, February 16 10:30am
Thursday, April 20 10:30am

Spring Storyhour (ages 3-5)
Theme: Storytime Menagerie
Registration required
Choose Wednesday or Thursday mornings
Wednesdays 10:30-11:15am
March 8/ March 15/ March 22
Thursdays 10:30-11:15am
March 9/ March 16/ March 23

The Tremont Hometown Gym is offering a February Fitness Special.

In addition to some great rates, the gym is offering the opportunity to bring a friend along for FREE from February 7-14!

A Fitness Open House has been tentatively scheduled for February 18th.

To learn more about these specials, please click here.

When: Saturday, March 18th
Where: Avanti's Dome, 3401 Griffin Avenue, Pekin

Dinner is served from 4:00-7:00
Silent Auction Winners Announced at 7:00
Live Auction begins at 7:00

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at the Tremont Gallery, Eli's Coffee Shop, or by called (309)840-3800
For more information click here.

The Share Closet is a ministry operating as a retail/thrift store. Our purpose is to demonstrate the love and generosity of Christ in our community by providing a place where clothing and household items are collected to be shared with others who can use them.

*Essential items are sold at minimal prices
*Non-essentials are priced at fair used value.
*CASH sales only

We are currently in the process of raising funds for a new building at 227 S. Sampson to house the Community Share Closet, Tremont Food Pantry, and office space for future Biblical counseling.

For more information click here

The Greater Peoria Honor Flight will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, January 28 at Jason's Deli in East Peoria.

Come eat at Jason's Deli from 5 - 10 pm and 15% of the price of your order will be donated to Honor Flight. Be sure to tell them you want to support the Honor Flight!

For more information click here

The Tremont Historical Society has published their January 2017 newsletter.

Check out their website to learn more about upcoming meetings and to learn what the Historical Society has to offer.

To view the Historical Society January newsletter click here

To view the Historical Society website click here

The Tremont Zoning Board has rescheduled its regular meeting of January 26, 2017.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tremont Village Hall.

For more information click here

To view the Zoning Board meeting agenda click here

Let your resolutions be stronger than your excuses. In the spirit of welcoming in the new year, the Tremont Fitness Center will be offering exceptional membership specials.

To learn more about these specials, please click here

Fewer than 20 Tremont residents attended the Town Hall Meeting held Thursday, December 8, at the Tremont Community Center to hear a thirty minute presentation concerning the copper/lead exceedance letter received by the village from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Village Board President Todd Bong, Trustee Drew Scranton, Public Works Superintendent Brian Hild and Engineer Eric Hansen presented information regarding the presence of lead and copper in the Village drinking water. Attendees heard reasons for the presence of contaminants as well as the Village's course of action, and what steps individuals might take to rectify the problem.

For further information, residents may call the Tremont Village Hall during regular hours at 925-5711.

In January of the upcoming 2017 year, the Tremont Park District will be offering a variety of programs. Some of these include Little Dribblers, Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, Photography Class, Nitsch Theatre Arts, and 5th & 6th Grade Girls Volleyball.

For more information on any of these programs, click here.

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