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Village Announcements

Halloween 2021 Information

The Village of Jerome will pass out candy at the Village Hall on
October 30, 2021, from 4 pm to 7 pm or until supplies last.

Trick or Treating Hours will be on October 31, 2021, from 4 pm to 8 pm. In addition, the Jerome United Methodist Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat on October 31, 2021, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

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.

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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

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