2020 Graduation Parade

On Friday, May 15, at 7pm the Bradford community celebrated it’s 2020 graduates with a parade throughout the town.  The streets were lined with residents clapping and waving, recognizing the seniors, 8th grade graduates and their families.  We understand that this may not have been the graduation ceremony many were dreaming of, but we as a community want you, the graduates to know that we are proud of you and encourage you in your future endeavors.  Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

2020 Swimming Pool

Due to the coronavirus, it is with great sadness that we have to announce that the Village of Bradford will be unable to open the public swimming pool this year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any board member or the village office.



Go to the Government tab on the Bradford Home page, click on the CENSUS2020 tab and fill out the Census.  It only take a few minutes.


Good morning Bradford!
We were just informed that right now Stark County is in 49th place out of 102 counties with 61.8% that have completed the Census.  We were in 7th place at one point, but have been dropping behind😕 
Here are the individual stats per town:
Wyoming-436th place with 66.4% completion.
Bradford-593rd place with 62.7% completion.
Lafayette-774th with 62.7% completion.
Toulon-882nd with 55.3% completion.
Let’s make a big push to take over the county lead in completed census information!
If you want to see how illinois and other counties in the US are doing click on the link below.

On the Bradford Home page under the Government tab there is a Census 2020 tab with a link to complete the census online!


This announcement is from the Henry/Stark County Health Department website.  For the full article click the following link or click through on the Community Resources page




The Stark County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first Stark County resident to test positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The case is a Male in his 50s. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any additional information regarding this case. Public health officials are identifying and contacting all close contacts.  


“The Henry and Stark County Health Department is following all the of guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and taking all the necessary precautions with this case. Our staff is working to identify, investigate, and actively monitor individuals who were in close contact with the patient,” said Duane Stevens, Public Health Administrator of Henry and Stark County Health Department. “We understand this development causes heightened concern; however, the health and safety of our residents is our highest priority.” 

Residents are encouraged to be vigilant and continue to take preventative actions to prevent the spread of illness. Everyone has a role to play in staying healthy and keeping others healthy. Remember the 3 C’s – clean, cover, contain.


  • ·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  
  • ·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • ·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


  • ·         Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • ·         If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.



  • ·         Stay home when you are sick.
  • ·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick.