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Branch Pickup

Monday, May 11th
7:00 a.m.

There is only one branch pickup scheduled for 2020.
Branches must be out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on May 11th
.
Any branches put out after that time will not be picked up. This
is the only way to assure that Public Works staff time is used
efficiently. Branches put out any other time will result in a fine.
Branches will be picked up for free, up to piles 4’ tall by 6’ wide
by 8’ long, a standard truck bed size. Any pile bigger than that
will not be picked up until a fee is paid.
Fees start at $75.
Branches should be under 8’ long. Longer branches will need
to be cut before being picked up and a fee of $25 must be paid
for this service prior to pick up.

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PSA: Please Lock Your Cars and Homes

Yesterday a resident parked their car in their driveway on Iles Ave around 10:00 am. The vehicle was left unlocked with a purse in the car. At 12:30 pm the resident found that her purse had been stolen. Officers searched along Iles Ave, but could not locate the missing property. Jerome residents located the purse and wallet on different sides of the village. Thank you to the residents that helped get the victim’s property back.

Please remember that thieves don’t just operate at night. Be aware and lock your home and cars even if you are home.

Chief of Police
Mark Estill

Water Main Break

UPDATE: Water has been turned back on.

Water will be shutoff for a water main repair in the area of 1600 Glenn.

Shop Local

Subway

For those in the village who may be staying home more frequently these days, we wanted to let you know that Subway is OPEN for Drive Thru, Carry Out, Online Ordering and Delivery.
As the grocery stores are running out of essential items, we’ve also added packaged deli meats, braided family loaves (see below) and Easy Family Meals. Call or stop by the store to order!

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