Welcome to Jacksonville!
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Jacksonville, a city that feels like home! I am proud to say I have lived in Jacksonville - my hometown - all my life.
Family, friends, and visitors alike will find our City a thriving community rich in historical treasures, unparalleled educational institutions, growing businesses, and community-minded citizens - all with a small-town friendliness wrapped in Midwest hospitality.
Jacksonville, population 19,400, is a city full of excitement that offers many amenities like no other community our size. Home to Illinois College, Lincoln Land Community College, the Illinois School for the Deaf, the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, a newly renovated and revitalized historic downtown, Jacksonville Symphony, theaters, plays, downtown concerts and art festivals, beautiful historic homes, historical sites, shopping, eateries, recreation galore, successful businesses and industries, Jacksonville is bound to feel like home to any visitor or entrepreneur who wants to catch that hometown feel.
Stay awhile and relax to the sights and sounds of our City.....we welcome you and wish you a great adventure in Jacksonville!
- Mayor Andy Ezard