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Press Release
March 2022 - Cambridge, IL 

Henry County Board Votes to Direct ARP Funds to All Henry County Households via $50 Electric Utility Credits

Henry County was awarded $9.5 million American Rescue Plan passed by Congress in early 2021, and the Henry County Board voted on 20 January 2022 to pass on ~$1.1 million of those funds to provide direct household relief on the April 2022 electric bill. Henry County partnered with our electricity suppliers, Ameren, Mid-American, City of Geneseo, Jo Carroll Energy, Cornbelt, and ComEd to provide a $50 credit on all primary residential households within Henry County.

No action is required by most residents to receive the $50 credit, and the one-time credit will be applied on electric bills starting in April 2022. Residents whose electrical utility bills are included in their rental payments must contact the County Administrator, Erin Knackstedt, at or 309-937-3402 for more information on the documentation needed on how to apply for the credit..     

Henry County COVID-19 Dashboard

UPDATED Illinois Supreme Court Notice of Public Hearing July 21, 2021

Adjusted Hours Kewanee Branch Circuit Clerk June 10 - 17


Department Phone Numbers


Assessor’s Office- 309-937-3570

GIS Office-309-937-3570

Circuit Clerk-309-937-3572(criminal)    309-937-3500(civil)

Administration Office-309-937-3400

County Clerk-309-937-3575

Recorder’s Office-309-937-3585

Accounting Office-309-937-3485

Maintenance Office-309-937-3415

Probation/Court Services-309-937-3580

States Attorney Office-309-937-3582

Treasurer Office-309-937-3576

Zoning and Building-309-937-3419

Information services-309-937-3445

Veteran’s Commission Office-309-937-3451

Sheriff’s Office-309-937-3911     Civil Process-309-937-3970


Public Defender’s Office-309-937-3531

Coroner’s Office-309-937-5550

Emergency Operations Center-309-937-3999           




About Henry County

Henry County, Illinois is located in Northwestern Illinois, just 16 miles from the Mississippi River dividing Illinois and Iowa.  Henry County is primarily made up of rolling farmland, and is well known for hog, corn, soybean and cattle production.  The area is also dotted with wooded areas, rivers, lakes and streams.

While much of the county is agricultural in nature, the cities and towns of Henry County feature many manufacturing and business outlets.  The county is served by Interstate Highways 80 and 74, plus both freight and passenger rail lines.  In addition, Henry County is just 10 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport.

Henry County features areas of great historical interest, including the Bishop Hill Colony, the Hennepin Canal, the Great Sauk Trail and other areas reflecting the rich heritage of the region.






Public Proclamations

Henry County Events

Transportation Committee Meeting
Start Date/Time: Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Location: Highway Dept Office

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Quick Facts

Established 1/13/1825
Named For Patrick Henry
Population 50,438
Size 823.21 sq miles
County Seat Cambridge
County Board 20 Members
Chairman Kippy Breeden


In The News

New Art on Display

The newest piece of art hanging in the Henry County Courthouse was donated by Jodi Haars of Geneseo. Jodi's main artistic outlets have always been music, classical dance, writing and merchandise display. She was encouraged to pick up graphite pencil which led to colour pencil, then to watercolour which is her favorite medium to date.  She is also interested in line and wash and pastels. Coming so late to these mediums has been both challenging and satisfying, as there is so much to discover. She continues to learn and grow enthusiastically.