Welcome to the City of Paris

A place to call home


Visit the Police Department page to learn more about this program and camera registration. 

All About Paris

Paris is a town in Paris Township, Edgar County, Illinois, 165 miles (266 km) south of Chicago and 90 miles (140 km) west of Indianapolis.

Upcoming Events in Paris

Independence Celebration
Jul - 01 - 2023

Check back later for 2023 information of celebrations happening at Twin Lakes in Paris!    

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Music in the Park
May - 25 - 2023

Bring your lawn chairs and come out to the Spicer Pavilion in West Lake Park for an evening of music.

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Edgar County Fair
Jul - 22 - 2023

The Edgar County Fair Association presents this year’s Fair at the Edgar County Fairgrounds

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Honeybee Festival
Sep - 22 - 2023

The Honeybee Festival is the annual fall festival held in Paris, IL during the 4th weekend in September.

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Holiday in the Park
Nov - 25 - 2023

With even more displays added throughout Twin Lakes Park, Holiday in the Park is a must see!

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Christmas in Paris
Nov - 30 - 2024

Celebrate Christmas in Paris, fun for the whole family, with a parade, Santa meets and lots of activities.

Job Openings


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Paris is testing for the establishment of an eligibility list for law enforcement officers for the Paris Police Department.  Certified law enforcement officers are eligible to receive a $6500 sign-on bonus (with 3 years experience).  Candidates interested in a law enforcement career should complete an application packet available at City Hall, 206 S. Central Avenue, Paris, IL or apply on the Police Department page.

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Paris is updating its eligibility list for firefighters for the Paris Fire Department. Candidates interested in a firefighting career should complete an application packet available at Paris City Hall, 206 South Central Avenue, Paris, IL  or  apply on the Fire Department page.

Telecommunications Operator

Telecommunicators should have the ability to exercise sound judgement, remain calm under pressure, make decisions without direct supervision, possess excellent verbal skills when dealing with the general public, be able to organize while handling multiple tasks, and convey proficient written skills.

Responsibilities include but not limited to :

*Answering emergent and non-emergent calls from the public, as well as 911, and dispatching those calls to the officers.

*Monitoring Paris Police Department and EMS radio channels.

*Entering and maintaining department dispatch logs, reports, citations, etc.

Pick up an application at City Hall or visit the Police Department page

City of Paris