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Be Weather Aware

March is traditionally the beginning of the severe storm season in Illinois. This weekend is shaping up to have a strong potential for strong and severe storms throughout the state. Be sure to make sure that you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings from the National Weather Service. Remember that the sirens are intended to alert people who are outside and may not be audible during a storm indoors. Additional information about being prepared can be found at https://ready.illinois.gov

The latest forecast and advisories for the area can always be found at https://www.weather.gov/ilx

Message from Village President Lopez

Good Afternoon all. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Village of Jerome, as well as other governmental bodies, are undertaking measures to ensure public health and safety! We ask our residents to follow best practices.

Please stay at home if it all possible and practice social distancing when out in public. As the Village President of Jerome, I will exercise everything in my power under consultation with the Village Board of Trustees to keep our 1600 residents safe.

Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order

Governor Pritzker has announced new rules beginning Saturday evening for people to shelter in place. Please see the full order by following the link to the right.

Read Here

Our village is called home by individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Many of our residents are elderly and are at high risk. Please check on your neighbors’ well-being. This village is built on being strong and caring.

I simply ask for you to follow the CDC Guidelines:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds!
  • Stay home if sick!
  • Work from home if available!

I ask all to stay educated!

I ask all to stay calm!

I ask all not to hoard food and other consumer goods!

Most importantly, take care of one another!

Michael Lopez

Village President

Village Office

To address the current health crisis, the Jerome Village Office and Water Department will be closed to walk-in customers from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday March 30th.  Water payments and surveys can be put in the deposit slot to the right of the front office doorway.  Please call 546-2203 regarding any questions or business with the Village.

Please see the information at https://www.villageofjerome.com/wp/2020/03/10/covid-19-corona-virus-resources/ if you need additional information about Coronavirus.

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Resources

We are striving to keep you informed on the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read the following to help keep abreast of the situation.


Thank you, 
Mike Lopez & Jerome Board of Trustees

Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) Resource links:

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Snow Advisory

The Village of Jerome is announcing the village is under a snow advisory, with anticipated snowfall between 3 to 5 inches.

It is not mandatory, however, residents are asked not to park along designated snow emergency routes from 7:00 p.m. this evening until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 13. This will allow snow plows better access to roadways for snow removal.