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Due to a main repair in the City of Fulton, all residents in the listed area below should boil drinking and cooking water for 5 minutes prior to use, as a precautionary measure. Water will be shut off on Friday, October 23rd, sometime between 7am-8am and remain off for several hours so Public Works can repair the main. Once the water is turned back on, the boil order will remain in effect for at least 24 hours. Residents are advised to call City Hall at 815-589-2616 for more detailed instructions and to see when the boil order will be lifted.

Here are some helpful insights regarding COVID-19 from our very own City Health Officer, Dr. Stephen Harrison.

With all that has been happening this year (and what hasn't been happening as a result), we are thrilled to announce that the 2020 Christmas Walk is officially scheduled to take place at Wierenga's Heritage Canyon on December 5th from 2-6 PM. Mark those calendars, folks! More information and details will be announced shortly. You will not want to miss this...

Wake the kids. Phone the neighbors. IT'S COMING...

Moring Disposal Inc., will be providing a Bulky Waste Cleanup Day for all homes in the City of Fulton.  The following is an outline of the cleanup program:

The City of Fulton Council Members met last night and agreed on extending the burn ban within the city, through September 1, 2020, due to the lack of precipitation - resulting in extremely dry conditions.

Please do not burn any storm debris or yard waste within the city limits until the ban has been lifted. On September 1st, the Mayor, Public Works Director and Chief of Police will decide on lifting or continuing the ban after reviewing the weather conditions at that time.

Until then, city crews will continue to pick up the debris. Residents were asked to have all debris set out at the curb through August 23, 2020 for pickup.

REMINDER: Crews cannot go down alleys, so please make sure your debris is at the curb.

August 19, 2020 - Residents may put storm debris curbside through Sunday, August 23rd. After that, it will be the homeowner’s and/or tree removal contractor's responsibility for disposal. This decision was made by the city council due to limited available resources. Please contact your alderman with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this.

July 23, 2020 - The Whiteside County Health Department would like to clarify some potential reasons we may be seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Whiteside County and what actions we are asking the public to take to protect themselves and others. The Whiteside County Health Department is not attributing the increase in cases in Whiteside County to specific exposures at any location under investigation. Instead, the increase is likely the result of community spread as people get together more frequently, in larger groups, and for longer periods of time.

Additional factors that may be playing a role in greater numbers of cases include: spikes in cases among neighboring states, increased summer travel, gatherings during 4th of July weekend, and the general loosening of restrictions during Restore Illinois Phase 4, which has led to more individuals working in person instead of remotely and an increase in events and gatherings.

Successful public health interventions can be complicated, and COVID-19 is no different. Stopping or slowing the spread of COVID-19 requires a multilayered approach with everyone working together. We are not perfect. We are not asking for perfection. We just ask everyone to do as much as they can as often as they can. If not to protect yourself, to protect the most vulnerable around us. This  includes:

BE ALERT: The FPD has recently received a number of calls from concerned citizens regarding phone scams, so here are 5 helpful (and hilarious) tips for detecting and avoiding phone scammers. ⚠️

Chicago, Illinois (July 15, 2020) During these challenging times, ComEd wants to make sure that you continue to enjoy reliable, safe & affordable electricity to power your lives.

ComEd understands that many people are experiencing financial hardship. That is why ComEd is offering more help. Here are some of the offerings for our eligible Residential Customers.

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