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Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas Tree Pickup will begin 8:00am, January 8th, and continue for four days until Thursday, January 11th, 3:30pm.  If you have questions, please call 217.546.2203.

Please keep in mind the following guidelines for the free pickup program:

  • Christmas trees collection will be on the second Monday of January, proceeding Christmas. Trees must be free of any non-natural material (including, but not limited too - lights, tinsel, decorations, wire, etc.)
  • Also, wreaths, bunting, garland or any other type of 'evergreen' decoration will be picked up, provided it is also free from non-natural material.
  • All items for disposal should be out NO LATER that 8:00am on the second Monday in January.
  • Please call the office at 217-546-2203 for the latest information or any questions.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Village of Jerome.  We hope that you have a wonderful day with family and friends.  Please drive safely as you journey to your Thanksgiving feast.

Call Before You Dig

You may be surprised by what’s buried in your yard. That’s because most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground.

Protect yourself and your family. State law requires you to notify JULIE at least two business days (excludes weekends and holidays) before any digging project regardless of the project size or depth. Even if you are digging in the same location as a previous project, notify JULIE. This is a free service. 

You can prevent injury and avoid damage by following these five important steps:

  • Pre-mark or outline the proposed dig area using white paint or flags
  • Call or click JULIE
  • Wait two business days
  • Respect the marks
  • Dig with care

Enter your own locate request online using E-Request or simply call 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123. Call center agents are available 24/7.

JULIE’s free Homeowner’s Guide provides helpful information here. JULIE neither owns nor marks underground lines, however we alert our member utility companies so they can mark your property for safe digging. See what those different flags mean.

As a reminder, member utility companies are only required to mark the underground lines that they own, not privately installed or owned lines. Click here for details.

Limb Pickup Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dates set forth earlier this year were unable to be met.  We started limb cleanup on October 10th and will cease on November 6th.  Any branches NOT picked up by that date will be picked up in the Spring of 2018.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope to be back on track for the 2018 season.

Thank You

Recently Chief Estill approached local businesses with a request for donations to help the Jerome Police Department acquire new equipment.  We would like to thank the generous businesses that contributed to this campaign.

August 2017 Police Report

Jerome Police Statistics:

In the month of August 2017, the Jerome Police Department responded and handled over 121 calls for service including traffic stops and traffic accidents. There were 202 police reports made, 64 traffic citations and warnings issued, 7 traffic crashes with no injury, no hit and run accidents and no warrant arrests.

Patrol Activity:

Patrol Officers checked homes of residents over 56 times during the month of August using our Vacation Watch Program. There were no reports taken for attempted burglary or for burglary to a motor vehicle and no home invasions. The municipal building, garage, library and park were checked a total of 60 times


Police Officer Nick Byerline has almost completed his in-service training and will be out on patrol by the first week of October.  Corey Reynolds has completed his in-service training and has been on patrol answering calls and taking reports.


The new Toyota truck is finally finished with all of the equipment installed. We just ordered four tasers for the department with the money that was raised from donations for the Equipment Program.  Sangamon County will be training our officers in the use of the taser and a policy will be set in place to reference the use of the new devices.


Trick or Treating in the Village of Jerome will be on October 31st from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  In addition the Village will be hosting the annual Halloween Party and Costume Parade on Saturday October 28th.  Participants in the parade will start lining up at 10:00am at the Jerome Civic Center and the parade will begin at 10:30am.  There will be trick or treating stations inside the Jerome Civic Center.  Hot dogs and refreshments will follow the parade at the Jerome Civic Center.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

The Village of Jerome, joining with Spaulding, Rochester, Riverton and Williamsville are collecting items needed for the hurricane victims in Texas.
The Village of Jerome, will accept donations starting Wednesday, August 30,2017 through Tuesday, September 11th, 2017 Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm, except for September 11th where donations must be in by 11am at the Village Hall located at 2901 Leonard St in Jerome.  

Additionally. Neuhoff Media will host a 12-hour Relief Radiothon on Wednesday, September 6” at Green Toyota (3901 Wabash Ave) to encourage their listeners to drop by one or more of the items needed.

The two-week campaign is being launched Friday night with a water drop off at Glenwood High School (GHS) during the Glenwood/Rochester Football game. Both schools have initiated a school wide campaign to possible attendees to bring a case of water to the high school where it will be unloaded and prepped by members of the Lincoln Land and GHS soccer teams.
After all items have been collected, the COL training team of Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) has agreed to transport all goods to the Galveston area for distribution. MTI has also begun collection efforts on all their campuses as well. The tractor trailer(s) will be escorted by some members of the local law enforcement communities.

The convoy will depart Springfield on Tuesday, September 12. 2017.
For more information please contact: Chief Jim Hillyer – Spaulding, PD @ 217-629-8188 or Mylas Copeland (Green Toyota) @ 217-303-8266.

(*) items Needed – Bottled Water, Flashlights, Batteries, Diapers (all sizes), iPhone chargers, Shovels, Work Gloves, Trash bags, Dust masks, dog food, cat food, cat litter, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, cleaning supplies, chairs (folding/lawn chairs), paper plates, plastic ware (cups, silverware, etc.), napkins/paper towels, nonperishable food items, toiletries (toilet paper, soaps, body wash, toothbrushes, etc.), towels.

Village Wide Cleanup

No liquids, paints, oils, car batteries, tires, newspapers, concrete or loose cardboard will be picked up, and absolutely no type of electronics.

Items such as shingles, broken glass or small metal items must be in containers such as cardboard boxes, and cannot be just dumped in the ditch. Although items may be in cardboard boxes, loose cardboard will not be picked up. For the protection of small children, please remove doors of all airtight cabinets, refrigerators, and freezers and lay them down so they won’t fall over on a child and trap them.

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

If in doubt about putting an item out for pick-up, call James at (217)546-9647.

Pickup Schedule

  • WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST, 21, 2017 – Homewood, Homewood Court, Barbara Court, Reed, Reed Court, 2800 blocks of Welch, Leonard and Fillmore.
  • WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017 – Calland Drive, Park, Urban, Maple, Lincoln, 1300 and 1400 blocks of West Glenn, Alberta Lane, Evergreen Court, Scott Court, Thayer and Douglas.
  • WEEK BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017  – Vernon, Jerome, West Grand Court, 2900, 3000 and 3100 blocks of Leonard and Fillmore; Corbin, residents on Wabash and Chatham Road.
  • WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 – Iles, 2600 and 2700 blocks of Welch, Leonard and Fillmore; Owens Lane, 1500, 1600 and 1700 blocks of West Glenn.