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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Central Illinois Agency on Aging Survey

The Central Illinois Agency on Aging (CIAA) in Peoria, Illinois is in the process of collecting data to inform our FY 25-27 Area Plan. Our Area Plan is developed to allocate our state and federal funding. The Area Plan is based on the community needs and since Stark County is within our service area. We would appreciate Stark County individuals filling out the attached survey,


County Board to appoint interim State's Attorney

The Stark County Board will be accepting applications for the appointment of an interim State's Attorney. This appointment will be until November 30th, 2024. The application can be found on the County website or picked up in the County Clerk's Office. The deadline to apply will be January 19th.


Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Caroline Borden Campion as Circuit Court Judge in Tenth Circuit

Justice Lisa Holder White and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced the appointment of Caroline Borden Campion as a Circuit Judge in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Ms. Borden Campion is being appointed to fill the circuit court vacancy created by the death of Tenth Judicial Circuit Judge Bruce P. Fehrenbacher in November 2023. The appointment of Ms. Borden Campion is effective February 13, 2024, and will conclude December 2, 2024, following the November 2024 general election. Ms. Borden Campion is the only candidate who has filed for nomination in the March primary election. She would then be unopposed by a party candidate in either the primary or general elections. Ms. Borden Campion has served as Stark County State’s Attorney since December 2020 after winning election in November of that year, where she was tasked with prosecuting and charging all criminal cases in Stark County. She previously served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office from 2016 to 2020, and previously practiced at Howard, Habecker and Morris and Hinshaw and Culbertson as an Associate from 2007 to 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Bradley University and earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. The Tenth Judicial Circuit encompasses five counties: Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, and Tazewell.

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