City Clerk

Kasey Mitchell, City Clerk
Phone: 309-852-2611 ext 226


Responsibilities of the City Clerk include the duties of Official Scribe of the Council, developing the City Council agendas and coordinating the review of agenda items and supporting documentation, maintenance of city records, including the codification of Ordinances, licensing authority, and Local Election Authority

The City Clerk’s office is located in Kewanee City Hall, 401 East Third Street, Kewanee. Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

To view the City of Kewanee Code of Ordinances, click here.

5 ILCS 140/1
The City Clerk is designated as the official to keep centralized records, files and information concerning the Freedom of Information Act and to coordinate activities responsive thereto among the various departments of the city. All public records, except those expressly made exempt by Section 7 of the Act, are available to any person for inspection or copying at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 401 East Third Street, Kewanee, Illinois, on Monday through Friday, at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. prevailing time, except holidays.

Written requests for information shall be submitted to Kasey Mitchell, City Clerk, at Kewanee City Hall, 401 East Third Street, Kewanee IL 61443.

Subject to the fee provision, a copy of any public record, except those exempt by Section 7 of the Act, shall be provided to any person making a written request. The City shall comply with the written request or deny such written request within five working days after its receipt. In the event the request cannot be filled within this five working-day period, the time may be extended for an additional five working days for reasons listed in 5 ILCS 140/3 (c). If the written request is denied, the denial will be by letter. Written requests may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in any form; however, for your convenience a form is provided below.

Pay license fees here.

The city has the authority to issue up to 50 liquor licenses in the City limits, through the local commissioner. In some cases, the request to sell liquor will also require a request for a special use permit. To determine if a special use permit is needed, please contact the Director of Community Development. Changes to liquor license classes and fees took place in 2024. To see those details, click here


Who is required to apply for an amusements license?
An amusements license is issued to establishments that operate coin activated amusement devices, this would include, but not be limited to jukeboxes, video games, billiard and pool tables, bowling alleys, and motion picture theaters. Business Licenses are also issued to auctioneers, junkyards and vehicles for hire. If you are unsure if your business requires a license, please contact the City Clerk.

Peddler/Transient Merchant License
A peddler is defined as any person with no fixed place of business who goes from place to place, transporting goods or merchandise and offering the same for sale.

What if a peddler states they have a state license?
The peddler is still required to purchase a city license.

What is the cost of a peddler’s license?
The fee for a peddler’s license is $100 per year and is issued for one full calendar year.

Raffle License
When is a raffle license required?
A raffle license is required any time an organization or person sells chances at winning a prize. Chances can be sold for a maximum of 90 days. The license is valid for one raffle.  If an organization would like to sell chances for longer than the 90 day period or for multiple raffles, an annual raffle license is available.  The annual raffle license allows for a maximum of 25 raffles and is valid for 365 days from the date of issuance.

How much does a raffle license cost?
The cost of a raffle license is $10 for a single - sell chances for 90 days raffle or $100 for the annual license.  


Voter registration, early voting, and absentee voting is all handled through the County Clerk's office located within the Henry County Courthouse. The Courthouse is located at 307 West Center Street, Cambridge, IL 61238.

Where do I go to vote?
The list of polling places is available here.

If you are interested in running for Kewanee City Council in the next election, see below for the nomination packet or contact the City Clerk for more information. 

This is not an election year. The next nomination packets will be available in late 2024. Please check back then.