Welcome to the Village of Gridley, IL

Gridley is located on Rt. 24 between interstates 39 and 55 and is a short 18-mile drive to Bloomington-Normal.

Established in 1856, Gridley is home to 1400+ residents who enjoy a high quality of life in a safe and friendly community. We have three parks, a swimming pool, walking paths, pickle ball, tennis and basketball courts, and a baseball diamond. The community works together for special events such as the December Christkindl Market, the Memorial Day breakfast parade, and Veterans’ Day Memorial Service.

In 2011, the village of Gridley developed a TIF district to promote new business and encourage growth for our existing businesses. Since then, we have seen the addition of a new coffee shop/pie cafe, a new events venue and existing businesses improving their storefronts and infrastructure.

Gridley has a rich history of caring people working together to preserve a unique and vibrant community. This cooperation continues today.

Village Announcements



Gridley Police and Animal Control Non-Emergency: 309-747-3700.  




Reminder:  Set your trash and recycling carts out by 5:00am on collection day, or set them out the night before!  Please make sure the cans are at the road and clear of any vehicles.


Upcoming Events:

  • Monday October 2, 2023
  • Village Board meeting to be held at the Gridley Village Hall starting at 7pm.
  • Town Wide Garage Sales:  September 28, 29, & 30th 2023.  Please contact Jennifer Morrison at [email protected] to sign up and for more information.
  • Fall Town Wide Clean Up – Saturday October 7, 2023


Our Telephone Museum

The Telephone Museum, in Gridley, IL, contains an amazing display of memorabilia reflecting the evolution of communication services in rural Illinois.
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Gridley Tree City USA

For the last 19 years, Gridley has earned the designation “Tree City USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation. Towns achieving this status must meet four core standards of sound urban forestry management.
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Gridley’s Proud History

Asahel Gridley (April 21, 1810 – January 25, 1881) was an American politician, lawyer, merchant, and banker. Born in New York, Gridley moved to Bloomington, Illinois
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