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City Attorney

CITY ATTORNEYDaniel J. BeardDaniel J. Beard graduated from Eastern Illinois University (B.A. in History, with High Honors, 1976) and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law (1979).  He is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and is admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court for Central Illinois, which includes the Bankruptcy Court for that District.

About the City Attorney's OfficeMission Statement
The mission of the City Attorney is to represent the City of Jacksonville by providing professional, effective and ethical legal counsel in all matters by assisting the City Council, Mayor and City Departments.

Legal Department Functions
  • Duty to prosecute or defend city cases
  • Duty to advise council and city officers
  • Authority to take appeals
  • Executions; audit bills of costs
  • Prosecution of violations of ordinances
Contact Us:Daniel J. Beard
City Attorney

Emily Graham
Administrative Secretary

Law Office:
Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti & Beard, LLP
816 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650 
217-245-7111   (ph)
217-245-2832   (fax)

City of Jacksonville Office:
200 West Douglas Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650 
217-479-3510   (ph)

The City Attorney's Office does not provide legal advice or representation to citizens.