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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.

Road Repairs

The Village of Jerome has contracted P.H. Broughton to complete asphalt repairs on Friday, October 22, 2021. The following areas will be affected:

  1. Homewood Ave. Between Welch Ave. and Leonard St.
  2. Welch Ave. Near Homewood Ave., Glenn Ave., and Iles Ave.
  3. Leonard St. Near Wabash Ave. and intersection of Glenn Ave.
  4. Maple Ave. Between Evergreen Ct. and MacArthur Blvd.

We are asking all residents to AVOID PARKING in these areas (including contractors, lawn care, etc.). Areas will be marked with paint, cones, or barricades prior to work beginning. The morning work is started, any vehicles in the way of the pre-marked areas WILL BE TOWED at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Please contact Public Works Supervisor David Wilken or
Public Works Trustee Phil Raftis with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

David Wilken- Public Works Supervisor

Phil Raftis- Public Works Trustee

Fall Branch Pickup

The Village of Jerome is scheduling an additional limb pickup tentatively for 10/25 – 10/29. Backup dates would be the following week if necessary. The Village of Southern View will be assisting us for the first couple of days. Residents should reference the ordinance below for specifics on how the branch pickup will work.

400.3-14.2 The corporate authorities of the Village shall vote on an annual basis whether to provide

for the curbside pickup of branches, tree limbs, and tree or shrubbery trimmings. If, by

majority vote, the corporate authorities vote in favor of providing curbside pickup of

branches in a given year, then they shall set the number of times per year and in what

month(s) curbside pickup will occur. The Public Works Supervisor shall, subject to

staffing, schedule the date(s) within the selected month(s) and the time(s) of the day

when the curbside pickup will occur. Notice of the date(s) of said curbside pickups shall

be published on the Village website. If curbside pickup is approved, the following rules

shall apply:

a. Anything cut by anyone other than the property owner or tenant will not be

picked up by the Village.

b. At each address, the Village will pick up a single pile no larger than six feet

wide by eight feet long by four feet tall, which shall be considered a “standard

pile”. Any pile larger than a standard pile shall be considered an “oversized

pile” and a fee of $75.00 shall be assessed against the property owner and/or



c. A fee of $25.00 shall be assessed against the property owner and/or occupant

where, in the discretion of the Department of Public Works, any branches,

limbs, or trimmings are so large that they must be cut in order to reduce

branches, limbs, or trimmings to a size that can be picked up. This fee shall be

in addition to any fee for an oversized pile or multiple loads.

d. Where an oversized pile will result in the Village being required to haul more

than one load to pick up the pile present at an address, a fee of $25.00 per

additional load shall be assessed against the property owner and/or occupant

for each additional load. This fee shall be in addition to any fee for an

oversized pile or cutting.

e. The fees for oversized piles, cutting, and multiple loads shall be paid before

the Village will pick up any pile at an address.

f. All large branches and limbs must be parallel or running one direction.

g. Items for pickup must be at the curb at or before 7:00 a.m. on the first

scheduled day of curbside pickup.

h. Items for pickup must NOT be placed at the curb earlier than one (1) week in

advance of the first scheduled day of curbside pickup.

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Alberta Lane Project Delay

Contractor VICC informed the village that due to lack of availability of help that they will not be able to start the Alberta Lane project until Monday, Sept 13th. The temporary parking restrictions will be updated to reflect this.

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Hydrant Flushing

On the week of June 21st,2021, and the week of June 28th, 2021, the Jerome Public Works
department will be flushing fire hydrants near your home or business. The Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency requires that all fire hydrants be tested and flushed on a twice-yearly basis.
This allows us to flush any sediment from valves, hydrants, and water mains, allowing for clean
healthy water.
You may notice discoloration and possibly some sediment in your water. You may want to run
a small amount of water in your bathtub to get any sediment out of your water system. There is
no need to boil water or take any other measures. It is recommended to run water from an
outdoor spigot or a bathtub faucet to clear your system of any discoloration or sediment. Please
see this website for instructions on flushing your home or business water system.
Hydrants will be flushed in zones in relation to the loop of Jerome’s water system. Zones are as
follows: Week 1 includes Zones 1 through 5. Week 2 is Zones 6 through 8

  • Zone 1: North side of Wabash Ave.
  • Zone 2: South side of Wabash Ave.
  • Zone 3: Calland Dr., Jerome Ave., and intersections of Jerome Ave.
  • Zone 4: W. Grand Ct., Vernon Ave., and all intersections of Vernon Ave.
  • Zone 5: Alberta Ln., Reed Ave., and all intersections of Reed Ave.
  • Zone 6: Barbara Ct., Homewood Ave., and all intersections of Homewood Ave.
  • Zone 7: Glenn Ave., and all intersections of Glenn Ave.
  • Zone 8: Iles Ave. from Owens Ln. to Welch

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we do our flushing and maintenance.
Any questions you may call Public Works directly.

Street Sweeping

Starting September 14th, 2020 the Village of Jerome Public Works will be sweeping along
streets and valley gutters. We are asking that residents, visitors, and contractors refrain
from parking and or placing garbage cans in the gutters on the following streets during the
hours of 7:30 am to 2:30 pm until September 18th, 2020 at 2:30 pm.
The streets and dates
listed are in the order they will be done. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Welch St. 9/14/20
  • Homewood Ave. 914/20
  • Glenn Ave. 9/14/20-9/15/20
  • Leonard St. 9/15/20
  • Owens Ln. 9/15/20
  • Homewood Ct. 9/15/20-9/16/20
  • Barbara Ct. 9/16/20
  • Reed Ct. 9/16/20
  • W. Grand Ct. 9/16/20
  • Calland Dr. 9/16/20
  • Lincoln (Iles to Maple) 9/17/20
  • Alberta Ln. 9/17/20
  • Scott Ct. 9/17/20
  • JeromeAve. 9/17/20

Will also be doing other streets and areas as needed.

This will allow us to properly clean the valley gutters to allow for proper water flow.
Any questions please contact Public Works 217-546-9647

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.