Local Resources

City of Newman

The Newman City Office is located in the Community Center.

  • Newman Community Center - Facebook

    • 207 S Coffin St, Newman, IL 61942

    • 217-837-2312

    • Open 7am - 12 noon, M-F

  • Mayor: Dennis Kibler

  • City Clerk: Judy VanSickle

City Council (term expiration)

    • Ward 1

      • Wade Hales (2025)

      • Corey Mason (2023)

    • Ward 2

      • Sam Skinner (2023)

      • Brandiss Wills (2025)

    • Ward 3

      • Bill Benner (2023)

      • Rick Dorsett (2025)


City of Newman water payments may be placed in the drop box on the left side of the main entrance, paid at either local bank, or be mailed to PO Box 507, Newman, IL 61942

Zip Code


Area Code

217, 447 (overlay added in 2021)


865 (2010 Census)

Local Information

Newman Police Department

The Newman Police Department is located in the Community Center. Call the City of Newman Office or the Douglas County Sheriff's non-emergency number to reach the Newman Police Department. Facebook Messenger is not monitored 24-hours a day.

Fire Protection District

  • 205 N Broadway, Newman, IL 61942

  • Fire Chief: Wade Hales

Newman Township

  • Newman Township Office

    • 301 N Smith St, Newman, IL 61942

    • 217-837-2778, leave a message

Officers (term expiration)

  • Township Supervisor: Susan Nichols (2025)

    • Emergency utility assistance number: 217-552-9053

  • Township Clerk: Dianne Kincaid (2025)

  • Highway Commissioner: Joe Bush (2025)

    • 217-837-2723

  • Mark Fraser (2025)

  • Sheila Baxter (2025)

  • Jason Bosch (2025)

  • Wesley Luth (2025)

Douglas County Transportation


Website: http://www.dialaridetransit.org/

Phone: 1-800-500-5505

Rides are available Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm with the last pickup at 5pm, depending on destination. Rides should be schedule two days to two weeks in advance. There is currently a fee reduction and fares are $1.00 for transportation anywhere in the county. Rides to and from Champaign/Urbana are available Mondays and Fridays between 10am to 2pm. Transportation to Decatur is available on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm. Travel outside Douglas County is $7 each way.

Any Douglas County resident 60 and over can travel within the county at no charge but donations are welcome.

This is public transportation and anyone may use this service. Most of the Douglas County vehicles are also handicapped accessible.