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:
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.
Fulton, Illinois (June 7, 2020) The City of Fulton Police Department is currently accepting applications for an immediate opening for a Certified Police Officer until July 30th, 2020.
Applications are available at City Hall or you can download one via this link.
Fulton, Illinois (June 24, 2020) Many people have been asking whether or not we're still planning to have Fulton's city wide garage sale event this year.
Here's our "official" response to those inquiries:
Fulton, Illinois (June 12, 2020) UNITED WAY OF WHITESIDE COUNTY (UWWC) has received $10,000 in restricted grant monies and is collaborating with its partner agency, TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL (TCOC), and the CITY OF FULTON to distribute BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (BNAP) funds to households in FULTON that have fallen behind on rent, mortgage, or utility payments specifically due to COVID-19.