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Welcome to Breese, Illinois, founded in 1855 and named for Chief Justice, Sidney Breese. Our growing rural community is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Learn more about our history →


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Limb/Brush Pickup
Apr 3 all-day
  • Residents wanting this service must call Breese City Hall the Friday before to get on the list.
  • The diameter of the brush may not exceed 4″.
  • Residents will remove side branches over 1″ in diameter and pile in a uniformed stack or bundles with butt-end toward the curb.
  • The brush is to be put out in front along the curb or street, easily accessible.
  • The brush pickup crew will only spend 10 minutes at each residence.
City Council Meeting @ Council Chambers-City Hall
Apr 4 @ 7:30 PM
City Hall Closed – Holiday
Apr 7 all-day
Finance Committee Meeting @ Council Chambers-City Hall
Apr 17 @ 7:00 PM
City Council Meeting @ Council Chambers-City Hall
Apr 18 @ 7:30 PM
Electric Operations Manager Application Deadline
Apr 19 @ 5:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The City of Breese will be accepting applications for the position of Electric Operations Manager. Job description as follows:  Electric Operations Manager, under the supervision of the Public Works Manager, shall be responsible for managing, directing, planning, maintenance, supervising and the overall operations of the Electric Department consisting of the power generating plant, transmission, distribution, substations, metering, engineering, and project management of the electric system. Participates in the development and implementation of department and capital budgets. The Electric Operations Manager shall advise the Mayor and the Council of matters pertaining to Electric Operations and shall perform such other duties as directed by the Mayor.

Applications will be accepted until April 19th at 5:00 PM, in person at City Hall, or online at Employment Application – City of Breese, Illinois. Applicants must live or acknowledge moving within 10 miles of the City limits by the end of their probationary period. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, and retirement in IMRF.

City Wide Clean Up @ City of Breese Street Department
Apr 22 @ 9:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The City of Breese provides dumpsters for residents to dispose of large items (i.e. appliances, furniture, mattresses, lawn mowers, etc.)

The City will not accept:

  1. Construction Debris
  2. Tires
  3. Electronics
  4. Yard Waste
  5. Hazardous Materials
  6. Paint and/or Sealers (unless dried)

News & Events

The City of Breese will be accepting applications for the position of Electric Operations Manager....

The City of Breese is holding a City Wide Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9AM to 3PM....

The City of Breese is hiring a pool manager for the Breese Swimming Pool.  The position is seasonal...