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2024 – 4th of July Parade

The Village of Jerome will hold its July 4th Celebration this year on Thursday, July 4, 2024,
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. The Lineup will be at Reed & Leonard, next to the Municipal
Building, between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.

Water Main Repairs starting June 3, 2024

The Village Public Works Dept. is going to be performing a water main valve replacement on June 3,
2024, starting at 7AM. Water service to the affected properties will be interrupted starting at
approximately 8 to 830 AM that same day. More detailed information is located in documents under Water and Public Works.

Road Closures starting June 3, 2024

The following roads will be closed for Public Works
to complete the water repairs starting on June 3, 2024

  1. Leonard St. closed At W. Glenn Ave.
  2. W. Iles Ave. closed to through traffic at Fillmore St.
  3. W. Iles Ave. closed to through traffic at Welch St.
  4. Entire intersection of W. Iles Ave. and Leonard St. closed.
  5. Detour for Leonard St. is: W. Glenn Ave. to either Fillmore St. or Welch St.
  6. Detour for W. Iles Ave. is: Fillmore St. to W. Glenn Ave. or Welch St. to W. Glenn
    Ave.

Branch/Limb Pick Up for 2024

Limb pickup will take place the week of May 6th, 2024, August 12, 2024, and November 4, 2024, as the tentative dates depending on budget constraints. All limb piles must be placed along the street edge BEFORE 7:00am the morning of those above dates.   Any piles placed after 7:00am on the above dates WILL NOT be picked up. Piles must not be placed out any earlier than 1 WEEK prior to pick up dates. (per Ordinance) Size of pile restrictions are still in place per Ordinance. Any piles larger than 6ft wide x 4ft tall x 8ft long are considered oversize and will require a $75.00 fee to be paid before pickup will occur. Residents who either have “Oversized” piles, or were late setting piles out will be notified via a letter stating why their pile was not removed, and any fees owed, and where to pay fees. Any questions can be directed to Public Works Supervisor David Wilken directly at 217-546-9647. 

Limbs/Branch Piles WILL NOT be Picked Up

Currently, there are several limb piles that have been placed at the street too early and will not be picked up by the Village Public Works, per our Village ordinances. Residents will need to arrange removal at their expense. Residents can only place limbs out front one week prior to pick up. Earliest date would be Monday April 29, 2024, for the May 6, 2024, pick up.

ROAD CLOSURE

ATTENTION JEROME RESIDENTS!!! As of 900AM on March 12, 2024, Iles Ave is closed to traffic at Welch St. & Chatham Rd. There is no determined timeframe to open it back up at this time. Multiple sinkholes were found on the east side of the recent repair and water main break in January on CWLP’s 12-inch water main. Village of Jerome Public Works is working with the other parties involved in the repair to get this resolved in a timely fashion. We appreciate your patience at this time.

Severe Weather Threat

US National Weather Service Central Illinois is predicting severe storms Tuesday evening as a deepening low-pressure system sends a cold front toward the area. Make sure you are prepared and stay informed through the Village of Jerome social media channels, Channel 18 and on our website at www.villageofjerome.com .

NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center stated: A large portion of the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes vicinity is under the threat for severe weather today with a threat for large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. There is still some uncertainty and this forecast may change through the day, so stay tuned for latest information.

CWLP posted the following: While the weather outside is delightful, Tuesday night could become frightful. The US National Weather Service Central Illinois

has a severe weather risk predicted for Tuesday night.

A storm is always ready, are you? Make a plan with your family and plan to have resources to stay safe at home in case of emergencies. Gathering emergency kit items, having a communication plan in place and knowing when, how and where to take shelter saves lives. Learn more https://safeelectricity.org/…/be-prepared-for-severe…/ .

Power outages can result from storms of all types and severe weather. If you’re at home and the power goes out, please know CWLP crews will work to restore power as efficiently as possible without compromising safety.

When there are widespread outages, besides the CWLP Outage map, https://outagemap.cwlp.com/, the utility will update the local news media and its social media pages with the latest information to help get the word out to help free up our Electric Dispatch to be able to employ their most efficient response for power restoration.

For checking outage status, residents can input their street address number and phone number associated with their CWLP account on the CWLP Outage Map https://outagemap.cwlp.com/ to confirm the utility is aware of an outage. Do understand during very large outages it may take longer for the map to update and restoration estimates aren’t always possible. You can also report new or unknown outages and damaged equipment or downed power lines to Electric Dispatch at 217-789-2121. Downed power lines can also be reported to 911.

Learn More from the CWLP Outage Center page, https://www.cwlp.com/…/ElectricInf…/ElectricOutages.aspx.

Contact for this press release: Lisa Cave

Jerome Village Clerk

2901 Leonard St.

Springfield, IL 62704

jeromeclerk@villageofjerome.com

217-546-2203

Water Main Break

Crews will begin repairing a water main break at 1820 Vernon Ave. Locate has been called in and work will start today at 6:30 pm on January 29, 2024 and should be completed today. Please avoid the area.