Augusta Eagle

Southeastern Suns High School.
Southeastern Suns High School

Augusta is a small village (<1,000 people) in the south-east corner of Hancock County, Illinois – about 250 miles from Chicago.


The village was founded in the 1832 when it was surrounded by rolling prairie land. Fast-forward to today and it is surrounded by rolling corn fields and pastures.

Augusta takes it name from Augusta, Georgia. Local news was formerly distributed through the Augusta Eagle-Scribe.

Augusta Features

Augusta has a classic Main Street, complete with a grocery store, deli, post office, hair salon, fire station, and bars.

To find out more about what it’s like to visit or live in Augusta, see Illinois in Focus.