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


Upcoming Events:

  • Monday  August 5, 2024:  Village Board meeting to be held at the Gridley Village Hall starting at 7pm.




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.


Residential Lots Available in Miller’s Rolling Acres First Addition

The Village of Gridley, Illinois is requesting proposals from qualified buyers interested in acquiring a vacant Village-owned residential lot and constructing thereon a new single-family, owner-occupied house within Miller’s Rolling Acres First Addition. All qualified buyers are invited to submit proposals and offers to buy said Lots in accordance with the requirements described in the Request for Proposals (“RFP”), a copy of which can be found by clicking HERE, or by contacting Jeffry Benedict, President, Village of Gridley (Email: [email protected]; Ph: (309) 747-3299).

Selected proposals will not be based solely on the purchase price. The Village will review all aspects of each proposal and accept offers which comply with the Illinois Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4 et. seq.) and are in furtherance of the goals and objectives of the Gridley TIF District Redevelopment Plan. For lots upon which a new single-family, owner-occupied home is constructed in compliance with all applicable Village codes, ordinances and covenants, and is occupied within eighteen (18) months of the purchase of the lot from the Village, the Village of Gridley will reimburse the new homeowner a single, lump-sum cash rebate of Six Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($6,000.00) per a separate TIF redevelopment agreement within sixty (60) days of occupancy.

Proposals are due by 12:30 p.m. CST on July 15, 2024 and may be delivered on or before that date to Gridley Village Hall, 117 E. 3rd Street, P.O. Box 168, Gridley, IL 61744. Village Hall office hours are M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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 25 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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