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April 2021 Consolidated Election Filings

Candidacy packets and other information on the April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election are now available.  Four Village of Jerome positions will be on that ballot – president and three trustees.  All positions are for four-year terms.  With the Village office currently closed please contact the Village Clerk at 546-2203 or jeromeclerk@comcast.net to set up a time to pick up the paperwork.  The documents are also available on the County Clerk’s website, sangamoncountyclerk.com.  Although candidacy packets are available, petitions cannot be circulated before September 22, 2020.  Petitions must be filed with the Village Clerk during the period of December 14 through December 21, 2020.

Filing Candidate Petitions for the April 6, 2021, Consolidated Election

Notice is hereby given that the office of Jerome Village Clerk will be open from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday beginning December 14, 2020 through December 21, 2020 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 6, 2021 for the following offices. Offices to be Voted Upon:

Village President
Village Trustee
Village Trustee
Village Trustee 

Linda Wheeland
Jerome Village Clerk

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Ameren Work Along Iles

During the week of November 16, 2020, and possibly the week of November 23, 2020, natural gas lines will be upgraded in Jerome along Iles Avenue by a contractor of Ameren.  The Village asks for your cooperation while this work is being completed.

Keep Calm and Wear Your Mask

The following is from the Illinois Department of Public Health:

Work from Home if Possible

For the next three weeks, work with your employer to plan to work from home unless it is necessary for you to be in the workplace.  We ask employers to make accommodation for this.  Our goal is to reduce transmission as we head into the holidays so businesses and schools can remain open.

Participate in Essential Activities Only

For the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.

Limit Travel and Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts tell us that gatherings and travel in and out of communities present a high risk of spreading the infection. In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised and is potentially dangerous.  Please, travel only if necessary.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

Road Work on Reed Avenue

Road construction on Reed Avenue between Leonard Street and Fillmore Street is anticipated to begin on Friday, November 13th. Please be advised that traffic will be rerouted during this project. The road work will take approximately 10-12 days. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Scam Calls

We have been recently made aware of a scammer that is calling village residents using the caller-id of the village office. The caller threatens the victim with problems to their Social Security. These calls are not from the Village of Jerome. If in doubt about a caller’s true origin, hang up and dial back the entity directly using the number in the phone book or online.

Civic Center Polling Place

It has come to the attention of the Village President that some Jerome residents have received phone calls indicating the Jerome Civic Center will not serve as a polling place on November 3rd.  This is wrong information.  The Jerome Civic Center will be open for voting as in past elections from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020.

DEA Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration is once again sponsoring a nationwide drug take back day. Locally there will be a take back location at the Prevention First building and at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health building. Both will be open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm October 24th.

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October 2020 Water Bills

The Village of Jerome Water Department has received a large number of inquiries concerning October water bills not being delivered by mail to our village residents and businesses.  The bills were taken to the post office, as usual, on October 5th. The Village has contacted the US Postal Service several times for an explanation for the delay in water bills delivery, however, no answer has been provided.


The Village will print duplicate water bills to be mailed during the week of October 19th.  If you have already paid your October bill you can ignore this duplicate bill. No late fees will be assessed on the current month’s water bills.  
Please contact the Village of Jerome Water Department at 546-2203 for any further information concerning this matter.
We express our sincere apologies for this unfortunate issue concerning water bills.

Village of Jerome President and Board of Trustees.