Attention Stark County registered voters: Per Illinois state statute, Election Officials are required to conduct a purge every 2 years to help maintain the accuracy of the voter registration rolls. This purge keeps voter registration accurate because it allows the removal of voters who are ineligible because they have moved, died, or for other reasons. The County Clerk’s Office has mailed new voter registration cards to every registered voter in Stark County. Once you receive your new voter registration card, please review the printed information for accuracy. If no errors are detected, you need to do nothing further the card is yours to keep.  If you are registered and do not receive a card or if you notice a discrepancy, please call the office at 286-5911.  

Welcome to Stark County, Illinois

Stark County was formed in 1839 out of Knox and Putnam counties. It was named for General Colonel John Stark (August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822), who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

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Attend The Next County Board Meeting

The County Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm and at such other times as may be determined by the County Board. Meetings are held in the Courtroom on the second floor of the Stark County Courthouse located at 130 W. Main Street, Toulon, Illinois

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FEMA Flood Plain Maps Open House

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Stark County, Illinois and Incorporated Areas. Your property may be within an area impacted by these mapping updates. The Stark County Board encourages you to attend the upcoming Flood Map Information Open House to learn more. Representatives from FEMA are hosting the Open House on June 22, 2023. Staff will be available to provide information about your specific property. You will have the opportunity to speak with the State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator, local officials, and members of the Illinois State Water Survey project team who will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, and floodplain development regulations. Open House Details WHAT: Stark County FEMA Flood Map Information Open House WHEN: June 22, 2023 from 4:00–6:00 PM WHERE: Toulon Public Library, 617 East Jefferson Street, Toulon, IL 61483 More information Property owners, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents are also encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk within our community. You can view or download the Preliminary FIRM panels from Enter your address to see the updated maps at If you cannot attend the Open House, reach out to the FEMA Flood Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at (877) 336-2627, via email, or via chat. A map specialist can help answer your questions. Learn about flood insurance at: or


Henry/Stark County Health Departments Kick Off IPLAN Process with Community Health Committee Meeting

The Henry & Stark County Health Department kicked off their IPLAN (Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs) process by convening a Community Health Committee of local stakeholders.

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