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Important Street Repair Information

Starting September 22nd, 2022 (weather dependent) the Village of Jerome will be conducting Street Restoration Projects throughout the Village.
Streets will be closed periodically and for multiple hours during the day while work is completed.
Once a Street is barricaded off absolutely NO access will be allowed unless it’s an Emergency!
Closures will average 3 to 4 hours each.
The schedule is as follows: (weather dependent)
9/22/22- Patching of Leonard St. Starting 700 AM, may be pushed to 9/23/22
9/23/22 or 9/26/22- Chip Sealing of Leonard St. Start time 700AM
9/27 through 9/30/22 – Micro surfacing of the following Streets

  1. Welch St.
  2. Homewood Ave.
  3. W. Glenn Ave. (from Welch St. to Fillmore Ave.)
  4. Leonard St.
  5. Maple Ave.
  6. Urban Ave.
  7. Thayer Ave.
  8. S. Lincoln Ave. (from Urban to Wabash Ave.)

    Please follow posted signs and closures and adjust accordingly.
    More information will be posted on the Village of Jerome website.
    Any Questions should be directed to Public Works directly at 217-546-9647.

Leonard St. Road Work (UPDATED)

ATTENTION Village of Jerome residents on Leonard St.:

 Starting Thursday September 22nd, 2022 at 7:00 AM The Village of Jerome has hired a contractor to mill and patch several areas on Leonard St. in conjunction with a chip seal application. This activity will take place over two days. Please refrain from parking on Leonard St. on 22nd and 23rd.

Following the patching of Leonard St., a chip seal will be applied to the entirety of Leonard St. from Wabash Ave. to Iles Ave. During the chip seal application no traffic will be allowed on Leonard St. until the chips have been firmly pressed into the oil. This process is called “cape sealing”, and is the first step in completing a microsurfacing project that is tentatively scheduled to begin on September 26th, 2022. More information on the microsurfacing project will follow shortly.All cars MUST be off the street prior to application of the chip seal or they will be towed at owners expense.

NOTE: This article was updated 9/20 at 8:26am due to weather delaying the project.

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Street Sweeping

The Village of Jerome Public Works Department will be Street Sweeping starting Monday Sept. 19th through Friday the 23rd, 2022 

ALL vehicles will need to be removed off the following streets from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. 

Homewood Ave, Glenn Ave, Welch St, Leonard St, Fillmore, Maple Ave, Urban Ave, Lincoln Ave, Thayer Ave, Calland Dr., W. Grand Ct, Alberta Ln, Reed Ct, Barbara Ct, Homewood Ct, And Jerome Ave from Corbin to Chatham Rd.

Request for Engineering Qualifications

Village of Jerome – Request for Engineering Qualifications

The Village of Jerome is requesting qualifications from engineering firms to perform design and construction engineering services for the Village’s Street Replacement and Utility Rehabilitation along Iles Avenue project in accordance with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Site Improvements Program, Grant Numbers 20-203354, 21-203233 and 20-203464.

In order to request a submittal packet interested firms should contact Lisa Cave, Village Clerk, by phone at (217) 546-2203, or mail inquiries to Village of Jerome, Attn:  Lisa Cave, 2901 Leonard Street, Jerome, IL 62704.

Engineering qualifications must be received at 2901 Leonard Street, Jerome, IL 62704 by 4 p.m. on September 6, 2022, in order to be considered.

The Village reserves the right to accept or reject any or all RFQ responses or to re-solicit qualifications statements.

Limb Pickup

We are having another limb pickup for the Village and the dates are as follows.

Monday, July 18th through Friday July 22nd.  Residents can put their branches out beginning Monday, July 11th at the edge of their yards. 

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Water Line Maintenance

During the week of June 20th, 2022 and the week of June 27th, 2022, the Jerome Public Works department will be exercising water main valves near your home or business. Proper distribution system maintenance ensures ease of repairs during an emergency situation. You may notice discoloration and possibly some sediment in your water. It is strongly recommended that you run a small amount of water in your bathtub to flush any sediment from your water system. There is no need to boil water or take any other action. Please see the attachments below for more information on flushing your home or business water system.
Only residents and businesses who are Village of Jerome Water customers will be affected. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this critical maintenance. Contact the Public Works Department directly with any concerns.

Village Limb Pickup

Village Limb Pickup is scheduled for the week of April 11-15, 2022. All branches are to be out by Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Limb piles are permitted to be out at a maximum of 1 week before the scheduled pickup date. The earliest they can be out is April 4th or they will not be eligible for pickup.

No leaf piles, no trash, no dimensional lumber, and have them in ONE pile PARALLEL to the street.

Snow Emergency

 A Snow Emergency will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 through 7:00 a.m. Friday, February 4th, 2022 for the Village of Jerome. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of at least 6 inches of snow. This will be accompanied by freezing rain and ice.

To facilitate Public Works clearing of snow and ice, Village residents are required to move all vehicles along posted Snow Emergency routes. This will enable safe passage for the snowplows and any first responders during the snow emergency. It is also recommended that vehicles on non-marked roads are also removed to allow for efficient snow clearing operations.

Please monitor local media and the National Weather Service for additional information on the incoming storm. The State of Illinois has tips and information for preparing for a Winter Storm at this site. Watch out for your neighbors, especially the elderly.

Water Main Break

There is a water main break near the intersection of Vernon and Chatham Rd. Street is closed to thru traffic until work is completed. Residents affected are in the 1700 and 1800 block of Vernon Ave.