WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR OF DIAMOND
As Mayor of the Village of Diamond and on behalf of the Village Board, Planning & Zoning Board, employees, and our residents, I extend to you our warmest welcome. We are very pleased that you are interested in learning more about our Village. Diamond’s unique character is rooted in its 122 year history – a history full of bright people and fascinating tales. Back then, newly discovered mines in the area offered opportunities for employment and one of those areas which began to grow was Diamond, located approximately 54 miles southwest of Chicago.
Throughout the years Diamond has seen continued growth and improvement. The current Board has focused its attention on attracting economic development and improving infrastructure. With that in mind, the Village established a TIF District in the Will County portion of our community. This will enable future major roadway improvements on IL 113, Will Road, and more. These improvements will position the Village to attract economic development.
The Village continues to pursue grant opportunities for major infrastructure improvements which in the last several years have included a wastewater plant, water treatment plant, well, water main project, a Safe Routes to School sidewalk project, theme streetlights, and multi-use path. The Village is aware of the importance and benefits of public/private partnerships and continues to create them to utilize federal, private, and public funds for the construction of intersection and roadway improvements. Those partnerships by year’s end will have resulted in almost $4M of improvements on IL 113 and Will Road. A partnership is also being utilized to do signalization work at Will Road and IL 113.
Our residents enjoy the quaint, small town atmosphere, along with a great school district, convenient shopping, services, churches, nearby beautiful state parks and recreational opportunities, as well as low taxes and a low crime rate, while still having all the offerings of urban life a short drive away.
Our Village Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. here at the Village Hall. We invite you to attend our meetings and become involved in our community.
Teresa “Terry” Kernc