The Jerome Police would like to get the word out to the residents of Jerome to please lock your vehicle doors. Also, do not leave the keys or key fobs in the vehicle. In the past few nights, we have had a car stolen on South Lincoln Avenue and several cars entered along West Grand Court and Fillmore Street. All of the vehicles entered or burglarized in Jerome have been left unlocked. Subjects will walk the village at all hours of the night going from car to car looking for valuable items and money. If the car door is locked, they just go to the next one until they find an unlocked door. We have found there are several groups doing this in and around Springfield, Jerome, Southern View, and Leland Grove. If you see somebody walking in your area that looks suspicious to you please call the non-emergency number 217-753-6666.
On your water bills for this past month, you will have two readings on your bill. One reading reflects usage from the old meters up until the time the new meters were installed. The second reading is from the time the new meter was installed until the end of the billing cycle. Next month it will only reflect the reading from the new meters for the entire billing cycle.
Over the last few months, there have been several changes with regards to the businesses in our community. The closing of the Shop-n-Save on the corner of Wabash Avenue and Chatham Road has been a huge blow. Village officials continue to work diligently to attract new businesses to town as well as to promote our existing businesses. The current use of the Shop-n-Save property for the Green Family dealerships is only temporary.
Despite the loss of Shop-n-Save there have been several positive business developments in the Village of Jerome. This spring OhIcee opened in the new strip mall on Wabash Avenue. OhIcee serves rolled ice cream as well as bubble tea. The Pizza Hut on Chatham Road has also recently relocated to the same strip mall as OhIcee. The former location for Hunan Chinese Restaurant recently became the home for Moroleon Tropical Mexican Restaurant. Hunan Chinese Restaurant has also recently reopened in its new location on Wabash Avenue.
Finally, we look forward to a new restaurant known as The Barn, which is planning to start construction in October in the strip mall between Pizza Hut and OhIcee.
We ask that you continue to support our local businesses with your patronage!