For more information, please contact:

Lisa Bowman, TIF Administrator
2897 Falling Springs Road
Sauget, IL 62206


Richard A. Sauget Jr., Mayor

2897 Falling Springs Road

Sauget, IL 62206




The Village of Sauget takes great pride in its business development efforts.  Founded in 1926 as the “Village of Monsanto” we have been home to industries from across the country and the world. Eastman Chemical (formerly Monsanto), Veolia, Cerro Copper and Korea Zinc are located in the “heavy” industrial corridor. 

Monsanto was the founding corporation for the Village.  With the development of heavy industry, the Village formed its own municipal wastewater service facility, named American Bottoms Sanitary District, which is still in operation today with available excess capacity for new developments. 

In 1969, the Village was renamed “Sauget” after the Village’s first President (Mayor), Leo Sauget.  The Sauget family has been instrumental in the development of our community ever since.   The current Mayor is the great-grandson of Leo.

The Village is located at the crossroads of major infrastructure systems - road, river, rail and runway - which all converge in this area to provide ample opportunity for the transportation of goods and services around the country.  In the late 80’s, the Village expanded to the east with the creation of the Sauget Business Park.  The park consists of 700 acres zoned light industrial and provides additional economic development opportunities.  The Business Park is home to over twenty industries, ranging from distribution to light manufacturing to healthcare. 

In 2001, the Village constructed GCS Ballpark, a minor league baseball facility, on the edge of the Park.  This facility is the home of the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier Baseball League. You can learn more about Grizzlies baseball at