Ashton Illinois, Lee County IL
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Ashton Illinois, Lee County Illinois

 

Lee County IL, Ashton IL

 

 

Mills and Petrie

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Summer Eats:
Free meals for kids & teens

Grab and go meals are provided free of charge for all kids and teens.
No registration or paperwork needed.
Three kid-friendly, ready-to-eat lunches plus extra goodies will be handed out to each person.

Contact-less pick up will be at the Mills & Petrie Building every Wednesday, June 3-August 12.

Pick up time is 12-12:20pm.


Check out uwleeco.org for more information

 

 

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Ashton Village Office is now OPEN
Social distancing is required
2 people allowed inside at a time

 

Mills & Petrie Library is OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
815-453-2213

Monday and Thursday 2-4
Tuesday and Wednesday 4-6

You will have 30 minutes to browse to your heart's content (1 person or a family).

The computers will NOT be available at this time.
Also there will be NO Interlibrary loan.
Checkout will be the same and copying and faxing are available.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK

 

GRIFFITH PARK IS OPEN

 

Groceries, Restaurants, Gas Stations Open in Ashton, IL, during COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Business Hours Phone Service Pickup/curbside
Casey's Mon-Sunday 6am - 9pm
Kitchen 6am - 8pm
815 453 2556 Fresh food & pizza No
Huddle Mon- Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 9am - 1pm
815 453 2677 Meals

Curbside pickup
Dine-in

Mimini's General Store Mon - Sat 11am - 7pm
Sun 9am - 1pm
815 453 7500 Groceries No
Pizza Pit Tues - Sun 3pm - 9pm 815 453 2152 Pizza/other food Curbside or delivery
Ralphie and Lulu's Wed - Fri, Sat 5pm - 7pm 815 453 2103 Meals Curbside
Dine-in
Sidetrack     Alcohol Patio service

 

 

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Please support your local business and your community in Ashton by adhering to these guidelines

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PHASE 4: REVITALIZATION
PHASE 4 GUIDELINES OVERVIEW A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State
RESTORE ILLINOIS

ALL INDUSTRIES
• All employees who can work from home should continue to do so
• Continue to wear face covering that covers nose and mouth, maintain social distance of 6 ft., and frequently wash hands
• Continue employee health screenings upon entry into the workplace and mid-shift screenings for employees with shifts >5 hours (virtual screening permitted)
• Follow guidelines on capacity limits and group sizes (to be continually reassessed throughout Phase 4)

DAY CAMPS
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% of facility occupancy
• Group sizes of 15 participants, unless participants changing weekly
• Water-based activities permitted according to IDPH guidelines
• Continue to encourage outdoor activities as much as possible, especially for activities requiring physical exertion and/or exertion
of voice

FILM PRODUCTION
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% of sound stage/location occupancy
• Crowd scenes should be limited to 50 people or fewer
• All individuals should maintain 6 ft. of social distancing unless job duty cannot be performed without proximity (e.g. actors performing, hair, makeup, costumes)
• One-time nasal swab for RT-PCR testing of all cast and crew should be obtained within 48 to 72 hours prior to the start of work on set or location
• Craft services and catering should follow Restaurant and Bar guidelines
• Live audiences permitted in line with Theatre/Performing Arts guidelines

HEALTH AND FITNESS
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• Group fitness classes of up to 50 people with at least 6 ft. social distancing between individuals permitted; multiple groups permitted given facilities have space to appropriately social distance and can limit interaction between groups
• Workout stations and equipment should be 6 ft. apart without barriers or 3 ft. apart with impermeable barriers in between
• For open gym spaces, have 1 employee per every 4,000 sq. ft. to monitor social distancing and sanitize equipment between use
• Sanitize equipment before and after each individual use and sanitize locker rooms and showers at least every hour
• Keep ancillary accommodations (e.g., saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms) closed, though childcare areas are permitted to reopen in line with DHFS
childcare guidelines
• Members should wear face covering over their nose and mouth whenever not exercising

INDOOR/OUTDOOR RECREATION
• Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed
• Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity
• Outdoor recreation allowing group sizes of up to 50, and permitting multiple groups given facilities have space to appropriately social distance
and can limit interaction between groups
• Activity stations should be spaced at least 6 ft. apart or limited in number to ensure social distancing
• Shared equipment should be disinfected before and after each use
• Clubhouses and other communal gathering places allowed to reopen
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

MANUFACTURING
• In-person meetings of up to 50 people with social distancing permitted

MEETINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS
• Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity
• Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms
• Groups should be static for duration of meeting or event. If event includes multiple sessions, participants should remain in one room, and speakers/
presenters should rotate between rooms or be digitally displayed (e.g. projected, livestreamed) in multiple rooms
• Dance floors should remain closed
• Food service should follow Restaurant and Bar guidelines

MUSEUMS
• Capacity limit of no more than 25% occupancy
• Guided tours should be limited to 50 or fewer people per group
• Hands-on exhibits and touch screens should be closed or modified to eliminate the hands-on component
• Audio tours are permitted, though equipment should be disinfected before and after individual use
• Museums should have plan to limit congregation via advance ticket sales and timed ticketing
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

OFFICES
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• In-person meetings of up to 50 people with social distancing permitted
• Continue health screenings, though employers may screen office employees via in-person conversation or questionnaire once at their
workstation, or using virtual method

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
• Indoor dining and drinking now permitted for parties of up to 10 people
• Seated areas should be arranged so that tables allow for 6 ft. between parties; impermeable barriers may be installed between booths which are less than 6 ft. apart
• Standing areas (in restaurants or bars) should be limited to no more than 25% of standing area capacity
• Buffets and self-service food stations (e.g. hot and cold bars, bulk items, baked goods) should adhere to additional minimum guidelines
• Self-service beverage fountains are permissible with the additional precautions

RETAIL AND SERVICE COUNTER
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• Mall food courts may reopen in line with Indoor Dining and Drinking guidelines

PERSONAL CARE
• Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy
• If services require customer to remove his or her mask, employee must wear both a face mask and eye protection (e.g., face shield,
protective glasses)
• No time restrictions on massage or other services

OUTDOOR SEATED SPECTATOR EVENTS
• Outdoor spectator events only; indoor spectator events not permitted at this time
• Tickets events with seating available for all customers permitted; general admission shows and/or events with standing room only are not permitted at this time
• Maximum of 20% of seating capacity for spectators
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

THEATERS AND PERFORMING ARTS
• Seated theaters, cinemas, and performing arts centers for ticketed events with seating available for all customers permitted; general
admission shows and/or events with standing room only are not permitted at this time
• Indoor capacity limit of 50 people or less or 50% of space capacity (applies to each screening room); outdoor capacity limited to 20% of
overall space capacity
• Patrons should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth, except while seated within a venue (exceptions can be made for people with
medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering)
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

YOUTH AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS
• Competitive gameplay and tournaments permitted
• Capacity limit of no more than 50% facility capacity, 20% seating capacity for spectators
• Group sizes limited to 50 participants total (including athletes, coaches, and referees); with multiple groups permitted during practice and
competitive games given venues have space to appropriately social distance and can limit interaction between group
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

ZOOS
• Capacity limit of no more than 25% occupancy
• Guided tours should be limited to 50 or fewer people per group
• Hands-on exhibits and touch screens should be closed or modified to eliminate the hands-on component
• Indoor exhibits should be closed
• Audio tours are permitted, though equipment should be disinfected before and after individual use
• Zoos should have plan to limit congregation via advance ticket sales and timed ticketing
• Concessions permitted with restrictions

If you have questions or need additional support: Please call our
hotline at 1-800-252-2923or e-mail us at ceo.support@illinois.gov
or return to Illinois.gov/businessguidelines

 

 

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To help families and communities recover from the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd, the staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) and a broad group of stakeholders worked to develop a comprehensive customer support package.

This support extends beyond the ICC’s March 18, 2020 Emergency Interim Order to include the suspension of disconnections and the waiver of new late fees until either the state moves to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan or Aug. 1, 2020, whichever comes first. The package also provides bill assistance for eligible low-income customers, more flexible payment options for customers and the waiver of certain deposits and fees for an extended period of time.

Details of ComEd’s customer support package include:
• Extending the Suspension of Disconnections
• Bill Assistance for Eligible Low-Income Customers
• More Flexible Payment Arrangements
• Extended Fee Relief

 

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Tri County Opportunities Council /LIHEAP Energy Assistance
Even though we are closed to the public due to COVID-19, we are still assisting the public with their gas, electric, propane via mail or email.
Please call the office 815 625 7830 and they will take your mailing address or your email and they will then get the application along with the information of the things needed to go along with the application sent to you.
This goes by income and the number of people in the household.

 

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From the Northern Illinois Disposal website:

Change in Trash Pickup
We are only picking up bagged trash from the curb starting Monday 3/23/20
We will not take any bulk items and any trash that is not bagged will be left at the curb
Thank you

 

Place ALL ITEMS IN THE BIN, please!

NO CARDBOARD OUTSIDE THE BIN

 

 

Please direct all questions, comments and concerns about this change to:
Northern Illinois Disposal
800.930.7321

 

 

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The Ashton Splash Pad is
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Thank you for enjoying Ashton Splash Pad

 

 

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ORDINANCE NUMBER 110909B

AN ORDINANCE CREATING CHAPTER 34
HEALTH AND SANITATION

ARTICLE IV
OPEN FIRES

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Ashton, Lee County, Illinois, have determined that it is in the best interest of the Village to create Article IV, OPEN FIRES to Chapter 34 HEALTH AND SANITATION;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Village of Ashton, as follows:

Chapter 34

HEALTH AND SANITATION

A. Article IV. OPEN FIRES.

a) Section 34-62. Prohibited. It is unlawful for any person to burn paper or other combustible refuse, waste, rubbish, garbage, yard waste, or any other material except wood in any open fire or burn barrel.

b) Section 34-63. Exception. Leaves may be burned under the following rules and regulations:

1. Leaves may be burned only between March 1 and April 30 and between September 15 and December 15, and only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

2. Leaves may not be burned on the hard surface or asphalt portion of any street, curb, sidewalk, gutter, or alley.

3. Leaf fires authorized herein shall be supervised by an adult (18 years of age or older) at all times until completely extinguished including any embers.

4. Leaf fires shall not be such by size, location or otherwise that creates or poses a threat to the safety of persons or property.

c) Section 34-65. Abatement. The Village Police Department is authorized to prohibit, stop, cause or order any fire be extinguished if unlawful under this Article and if lawful under this Article (leaf fires or recreational fires) if it determines that due to the size, location, wind or atmospheric conditions, it poses a threat to the safety of persons or property.

d) Section 34-64. Recreational fires.

1) Recreational fires utilizing wood are not prohibited so long as they are supervised by an adult (18 years of age or older) and contained in a fire safe vessel or pit, not exceeding thirty-six (36") inches in diameter.

e) Nuisances. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize a fire which would create an emission in violation of Article II Nuisances, Section 34 - 31 (5).

EXCEPTION. Nothing herein shall restrict or prohibit Village employees from open fires for Village purposes.

 

 

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Ashton IL e-pay

Starting March 4, 2019!

The Village of Ashton IL

Is now taking web payments for Water Bills, Police Tickets and Building Permits

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR ASHTON IL WATER BILL, POLICE TICKET OR BUILDING PERMIT

 

 

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Emergency Alert Messaging System

The Village of Ashton has set up an alert system to notify residents in case of an emergency.

We would like all residents to sign up for the alerts to be informed in case of an emergency.

How do you sign up, you ask? You can fill out a form at the Village Office (810 Main St) or call the office (453-2241).


 

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Yard waste information for Ashton IL

Have your lawn waste at the curb by

7:00 am on Monday and Friday to ensure that is picked up

**BROWN PAPER LAWN WASTE BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE**

 

ORDINANCE NO. 110810B

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ASHTON, ILLINOIS
Chapter 54 - solid waste

LANDSCAPE WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE

Article II
GARBAGE AND REFUSE
SECTION 54 - 34

WHERAS, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Ashton, Lee County, Illinois, have deemed it appropriate to establish a Landscape Debris Collection Policy and to create Article II, Garbage and Refuse, Section 54 - 34.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Village of Ashton Code of Ordinance be amended as follows:

Chapter 54
Solid Waste

A. Article II Garbage and Refuse. Section 54-34

a) The Village of Ashton shall collect landscape debris on Monday and Friday of each week which schedule from time to time may be amended without ordinance by Village Resolution; provided that the material is properly placed for collection as hereafter set forth.

b) Landscape debris is defined as: leaves, grass clippings, small branches and brush tied in bundles of five feet (5') in length or less and not exceeding fifty pounds, plants and other organic materials which would normally be associated with residential gardens together with shrub and bushes from a typical parcel of residential property.

**BROWN PAPER LAWN WASTE BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE**

c) Landscape debris shall be placed in clear bags, if not bundled as described hereinabove. Except that small branches may be placed in cans of 30 gallons or less. All bags, cans, and/or bundles must be placed at the front curb for pick up. In no event shall any landscape debris be placed for collection if mixed with other solid waste. In no event shall any landscape debris be placed for collection in any single bag, can and/or bundle weighs in excess of 50 lbs. Any landscape waste which is mixed with solid waste or is in excess of 50 lbs will not be disposed of by the City and in addition, any violator will be subject to fines and penalties as provided in the general penalty of description in the Municipal Code.

d) Any accumulation of landscape debris on any particular pick up day in excess of one Village truck (one ton truck) will be assessed an additional $25.00 charge per load. Arrangements for such pick up must be made in advance together with payment therefore. In the alternative, the Village of Ashton will provide for a truck to be dropped off to be loaded by the Village resident and thereafter dumped by a Village employee at no charge. Any such request must be made to the Village Clerk at least 7 days before the requested drop off. Delivery of the truck and scheduling thereof are subject to availability; Village obligations' and other requests. Village reserves the right and may reasonably deny any such request.

**BROWN PAPER LAWN WASTE BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE**

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL LANDSCAPE WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE IN A WORD (.doc) FORMAT

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL LANDSCAPE WASTE COLLECTION ORDINANCE IN AN ADOBE READER (.pdf) FORMAT

 

 

 

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ComEd's Life Support Registry

ComEd's Life Support Registry is mandated by the ICC and ComEd has a yearly commitment to provide an up-to-date list of customers on Life Support.

All customers on the registry must re-certify the equipment every 12 months to remain on the registry. They are required to provide documentation from a physician explaining the need for life sustaining equipment.

Please have any Life Support documentation sent to the attention of the Supervisor at the following via fax or mail:

Fax: (630) 684-2851

Mail: ComEd/Revenue Management
ATTN: SUPERVISOR
Life Support Registry
PO Box 2550
Chicago, IL 60690

If you have questions regarding this process please contact ComEd at 1-800-334-7661

Reminder: The Life Support Equipment Registry listing does not:

  • Prevent the account from disconnection for non-payment
  • Guarantee uninterrupted electric service
  • Provide priority restoration of your electric service when an interruption occurs

 

 

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Lee County, IL, Court Cases

Are Now Available at Full Court Enterprise

 

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Garbage Pickup in Ashton IL

Garbage pickup is normally on Mondays

*Please limit your cans to no more than 50lbs

No Garbage Pickup in Ashton on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

For more information, go to Northern Illinois Disposal Service

 

 

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Weather siren in Ashton IL

The Ashton Police tests
THE WEATHER SIREN
The first Tuesday of every month at 10 am

TESTS are 1 minute
Actual Warning Signal is for 3-5 minutes
If a tornado WARNING is issued for this area, the siren will be activated.
If a tornado is developing or is spotted near us and we are not under a tornado warning, the siren will be activated

 

 

 

 

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Village of Ashton IL
PO Box 186
810 Main Street
Ashton IL 61006

Ashton Illinois is in Lee County, IL

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