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Community Wide Garage Sale

The Village-wide garage sale will be held on two days this year. 

Friday, June 8th: 8am – 5pm

Saturday, June 9th: 8am – 1pm

Residents who wish to participate should plan to hold a garage sale at their home.  The Village will place an ad in the State Journal-Register announcing the sale. 

2018 Village Large Item Pickup

The annual large item pickup is scheduled as follows:

WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018:  Homewood Avenue, Homewood Court, Barbara Court, Reed Avenue, Reed Court, 2800 block of Welch Avenue, Leonard Street, Fillmore Street

WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018:  Calland Drive, Park Avenue, Urban Avenue, Maple Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, 1300 and 1400 blocks of West Glen Avenue, Alberta Lane, Evergreen Court, Scott Court, Thayer Avenue, Douglas Avenue

WEEK BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018:  Vernon Avenue; Jerome Avenue; West Grand Court; 2900, 3000, and 3100 blocks of Leonard Street and Fillmore Street; Corbin Street; residents on Wabash Avenue and Chatham Road

WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018:  Iles Avenue; 2600 and 2700 blocks of Welch Avenue, Leonard Street, and Fillmore Street; Owens Lane; 1500, 1600, and 1700 blocks of West Glenn Avenue

Have items next to the street on the Monday of the week your street is scheduled for pick up.  DO NOT put items out until the weekend before your scheduled week.

Items put out after the first day designated for your street will not be picked up.  However, do not be concerned if everything you put out is not picked up at the same time.  We plan to make special loads of similar items.

Items eligible for pickup are those that are too large to be picked up in your regular trash and include, but are not limited to, furniture, appliances, and mattresses.  However, no televisions or other electronics will be picked up.  For the protection of small children, please remove the doors of all airtight cabinets, refrigerators, and freezers and lay them down so they won’t fall over on a child.

The Village reserves the right to refuse any or all items.

Fourth of July Parade

Join in our community celebration of Independence Day with the annual parade starting at 9:00 a.m. and refreshments in the Civic Center afterwards!

Children are encouraged to participate in the parade either walking, riding bikes, or in strollers with decorations.  An entry form is not required for children unless they are on a motorized vehicle.

Individual adults and organizations are urged to participate and can obtain an entry form by calling the Village office at 546-2203 or downloading the form The new deadline for submitting an entry form will be the close of business on Friday, June 29th.

On the day of the parade, entrants will need to register at the corner of Reed Avenue and Leonard Street by the Jerome Municipal Building. Parade line up begins at 8:15 a.m.

Village Wide Garage Sale

Friday, June 8th                         Saturday, June 9th

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Village-wide garage sale will be held on two days this year.  Residents who wish to participate should plan to hold a garage sale at their home.  The Village will place an ad in the State Journal-Register announcing the sale. On Saturday, June 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 a Salvation Army truck will be in front of the Civic Center on Leonard Street if you would like to drop off leftover items or other donations. See the Salvation Army website for donation guidelines.

Disposal of Electronics

Illinois law prohibits the disposal of TVs and other electronic equipment in landfills.  They must be recycled.  BLH Computers at 1832 Stevenson Drive accepts these items for recycling.  Most items can be dropped off for free although there is a fee for TVs.  Check out their website blhcomputers.com for a list of what can be recycled.  Please do not put these items at the curb.

What You Can Do to Control Mosquitos

An important part of mosquito control around homes is making sure that mosquitoes don’t have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it is important to monitor standing water sources.

  • Be sure to clean out your gutters every year to prevent debris from causing standing water.
  • Any containers that may create a breeding ground for mosquitoes should be eliminated. For example – old tires, buckets, plastic containers, and toys.
  • Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to eliminate potential mosquito habitat.
  • Drain temporary pools of water or fill them in with dirt.
  • Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
  • Leaky outdoor water faucets can also cause puddles in which mosquitoes can breed.
  • Uncovered refuse containers and junk piles can cause water to accumulate.
  • Clean up leaf litter, but don’t rake it into gutters, or storm drains, or the street. Doing so may cause water to stop flowing and create ponds where mosquitoes may lay eggs.