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If you live in Fulton, Illinois or the surrounding communities, please do take a moment to fill out (and share!) this public safety survey from the Fulton Police Department:

Public Safety Survey (click the link)

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.

Fulton, Illinois (June 7, 2020) The City of Fulton Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Certified Police Officer.

Applications are available at City Hall or you can download one via this link.

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.

Fulton, Illinois(June 10, 2020) As city residents continue to adjust to the new garbage system, we thought it might be helpful to produce a brief video that provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we've received over the past couple of months.

Customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic encouraged to contact ComEd as soon as possible to explore flexible assistance options

CHICAGO (May 28, 2020) As people continue to feel the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd is voluntarily extending until at least July 1, 2020, its support for these customers by suspending disconnections and waiving new late payment charges and reconnection fees.

NOTICE:  PUBLIC MEETING Re:   U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2018 End-of-Cycle Plant Performance Assessment of Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station

“The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct an open house meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 5-6 p.m. at the River Valley District Library, 214 South Main Street, Port Byron, Illinois. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an open public forum for the Agency to discuss NRC activities with the public. In addition, members of the NRC will be available to discuss the assessment of the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station’s performance.”

Teresa Ray
Resident Office Assistant
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station/Clinton Nuclear Power Station
630-829-9771 (Quad); 630-829-9538 (Clinton)
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ComEd Offers Safety Tips on Flooded Basements

Storms bring a risk of basement flooding. Because so many people have critical systems and other electronic devices in their basements, there is a higher risk of electrocution when entering a flooded basement to assess damage. ComEd offers the following safety tips for customers with flooded basements.

• Customers should call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661) to disconnect power before entering a flooded basement.
• Never wade into a flooded basement unless all electricity has been disconnected (such as power that supplies sump pumps, freezers, etc.). Water may be in contact with electrical outlets, appliances or cords.
• If you are experiencing a power outage, do not wade into a flooded basement. Power may be restored while you are in the flooded basement and the motors on appliances may be submerged.
• Never attempt to turn off power at the breaker box if you must stand in water to do so.
• Never operate electrical appliances or devices or touch electrical switches, outlets or cords if you are standing in water or are on a wet surface, or if you are wet.
• Be aware of any electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water.

Public safety is paramount during storms and ComEd encourages the public to remember to take the following precautions:

• Never approach a downed power line. If you encounter a downed power line, immediately call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661) or access our website at ComEd.com and report the location. Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).
• Check on elderly and other sensitive family members and neighbors to ensure their safety, and in the event of an extended outage, assist them in reaching an alternate location.

If customers experience a power outage, they can text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report their outage and receive restoration information, and can follow the company on Twitter @ComEd or on Facebook at Facebook.com/ComEd to stay up to date on the latest ComEd storm restoration information. ComEd also has an interactive outage map on its website, which allows customers to easily find information on the location and size of outages and get estimated power restoration times. Additionally, ComEd has introduced a mobile app for iPhone and Android® smart phones that gives customers the ability to report power outages and manage their accounts.

More storm safety information can be found on ComEd’s website at https://www.comed.com/safety.

May 6 & 7

The first weekend in May the residents of Fulton gather celebrate their Dutch heritage. The first permanent Dutch settler arrived at what was to become the City of Fulton in 1835. It has never been explained why so many Holland immigrants were attracted to this small Midwestern area; despite that they continued to arrive and by 1891, 198 families called Fulton home. In1974 the Community Christian School Auxiliary organized the first authentic Dutch Dinner.

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