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Updated: Trailer

The Village of Jerome is looking for the owner of the trailer parked in the 1500 block of Reed Ave. Please get in touch with the village office at 217-546-2203 between 10 am and 2 pm.

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Halloween Party

The Village of Jerome will be having Trick or Treat inside this year in the Civic
Center on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:30 am to 12:00(Noon) or until
supplies last.
The Village will be handing out candy and we’re asking for your help in donating
either candy or a monetary gift to purchase the candy.
We look forward to hearing from you and would appreciate any donation. Please
contact our office at 217-546-2203 between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm for
any questions or candy drop-off.

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Tree Trimming

To all Jerome residents:  The Department of Public Works will be conducting tree trimming regarding all light of sight and Village right-of-way issues beginning on October 16, 2022, and continuing until completed.  The entire ordinance -400.3-12 -can be viewed on the Village website.  Violations include but are not limited to tree branches less than 12 feet off the ground or that overhang the street and street intersection clearance.  

If you have any questions regarding this work, please call Public Health Trustee Christina Smith at (217) 801-3828

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Tentative Street Work Schedule

Friday 9/23/22  – Milling and Patching of Leonard St.

Monday 9/26/22 – Chip Seal application to Leonard St.

Thursday 9/29/22 – Microsurfacing of the following Streets

1. Maple Ave from Park Ave to 1st Evergreen Ct. entrance.

2. Thayer Ave.

3. S. Lincoln Ave from Urban to Wabash

4. W. Glenn Ave from Leonard St to Fillmore

5. Homewood Ave. from Leonard St. to Fillmore

Friday 9/30/22- Microsurfacing the following Streets

1. W. Glenn Ave from Leonard St. to Welch St.

2. Homewood Ave. from Leonard St. to Welch St.

3. Urban Ave.

4. Maple Ave. from the west Evergreen Ct. entrance to MacArthur Blvd.

Monday 10/3/22 – Microsurfacing the following streets

1. Leonard St.

2. Welch St.

Schedule is dependent upon weather. Residents will be notified day before work is started on their street. Please remove all vehicles, garbage cans, etc from street or gutter prior to work starting. Notify any contractors, deliveries to reschedule.

Important Street Repair Information

Starting September 22nd, 2022 (weather dependent) the Village of Jerome will be conducting Street Restoration Projects throughout the Village.
Streets will be closed periodically and for multiple hours during the day while work is completed.
Once a Street is barricaded off absolutely NO access will be allowed unless it’s an Emergency!
Closures will average 3 to 4 hours each.
The schedule is as follows: (weather dependent)
9/22/22- Patching of Leonard St. Starting 700 AM, may be pushed to 9/23/22
9/23/22 or 9/26/22- Chip Sealing of Leonard St. Start time 700AM
9/27 through 9/30/22 – Micro surfacing of the following Streets

  1. Welch St.
  2. Homewood Ave.
  3. W. Glenn Ave. (from Welch St. to Fillmore Ave.)
  4. Leonard St.
  5. Maple Ave.
  6. Urban Ave.
  7. Thayer Ave.
  8. S. Lincoln Ave. (from Urban to Wabash Ave.)

    Please follow posted signs and closures and adjust accordingly.
    More information will be posted on the Village of Jerome website.
    Any Questions should be directed to Public Works directly at 217-546-9647.

Leonard St. Road Work (UPDATED)

ATTENTION Village of Jerome residents on Leonard St.:

 Starting Thursday September 22nd, 2022 at 7:00 AM The Village of Jerome has hired a contractor to mill and patch several areas on Leonard St. in conjunction with a chip seal application. This activity will take place over two days. Please refrain from parking on Leonard St. on 22nd and 23rd.

Following the patching of Leonard St., a chip seal will be applied to the entirety of Leonard St. from Wabash Ave. to Iles Ave. During the chip seal application no traffic will be allowed on Leonard St. until the chips have been firmly pressed into the oil. This process is called “cape sealing”, and is the first step in completing a microsurfacing project that is tentatively scheduled to begin on September 26th, 2022. More information on the microsurfacing project will follow shortly.All cars MUST be off the street prior to application of the chip seal or they will be towed at owners expense.

NOTE: This article was updated 9/20 at 8:26am due to weather delaying the project.

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Street Sweeping

The Village of Jerome Public Works Department will be Street Sweeping starting Monday Sept. 19th through Friday the 23rd, 2022 

ALL vehicles will need to be removed off the following streets from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. 

Homewood Ave, Glenn Ave, Welch St, Leonard St, Fillmore, Maple Ave, Urban Ave, Lincoln Ave, Thayer Ave, Calland Dr., W. Grand Ct, Alberta Ln, Reed Ct, Barbara Ct, Homewood Ct, And Jerome Ave from Corbin to Chatham Rd.

Request for Engineering Qualifications

Village of Jerome – Request for Engineering Qualifications

The Village of Jerome is requesting qualifications from engineering firms to perform design and construction engineering services for the Village’s Street Replacement and Utility Rehabilitation along Iles Avenue project in accordance with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Site Improvements Program, Grant Numbers 20-203354, 21-203233 and 20-203464.

In order to request a submittal packet interested firms should contact Lisa Cave, Village Clerk, by phone at (217) 546-2203, or mail inquiries to Village of Jerome, Attn:  Lisa Cave, 2901 Leonard Street, Jerome, IL 62704.

Engineering qualifications must be received at 2901 Leonard Street, Jerome, IL 62704 by 4 p.m. on September 6, 2022, in order to be considered.

The Village reserves the right to accept or reject any or all RFQ responses or to re-solicit qualifications statements.