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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.

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2021 Fourth of July Parade Information and Sign-Up Form

The Village of Jerome will hold its July 4th Celebration this year on Saturday, July 3,2021 and we would like to extend an invitation for you to join us.

As in past years, the parade will leave the Village of Jerome Municipal Building, 2901 Leonard Street, at 9:00 a.m.  Line up will be at Reed and Leonard, next to the Municipal Building, between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.  Due to Covid restrictions, NO food or drink will be served following the parade.

For safety reasons, we will continue our policy concerning candy and trinkets.  Candy and other items may be passed out to individuals along the parade route; however, please do not throw anything onto the street or into the crowds.

Enclosed, please find an entry form for this year’s parade.  If you would like to participate, please complete the form and return it by Friday, June 25,2021.  The completed form should be mailed to the Village of Jerome at 2901 Leonard Street, Springfield, IL, 62704, faxed to 217 546-7240 or e-mailed to jeromevillage@comcast.net

We hope you will be able to join us for the Village of Jerome July 4th Celebration.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available

New appointments for the Sangamon County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination clinic will become available today (March 9, 2020) at 9:00am for individuals in phases 1a, 1b, or 1b+. There are two options to register:

For additional appointment and eligibility information, please visit www.scdph.org. More appointment blocks are announced as the availability of vaccines increases. You can sign up with the Sangamon Alert Management System to receive notices from the SCDPH at https://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/m-r/office-of-emergency-management/sangamon-alert-messaging-system-sam.

Make a Severe Weather Plan

Are You Ready?

March brings thoughts of Spring, but it is also the start of the severe storm season in Illinois. The first week of March is storm preparedness week. This is a good time to check your emergency kits and make sure that you have updated them. It’s also a good time to make sure that you have multiple ways to receive severe weather watches and warnings. This can include your cellular phone, TV, Radio, and NOAA Weather Radio. Be sure to have a battery operated source in case of power outages. You can find more about how to prepare at https://www.ready.gov/plan.